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This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jarhody (1) - - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
Awesome beer. Definitely top 10. Compare all other Tripels to this beer. Candi sugar comes thru nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1203) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft at hopcat in EL. Yellow/gold with an off white head. Strong banana and clove. Bubble gum and banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (460) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft with a meal. Ripe, sweet, dark fruit. Thick and heavy palate. Good beer to drink with food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
The Lost Notebook Files Beer #24. I did it. I cleared my entire backlog. Feels damn fine. Need to drink some beer. Pours pale amber with average head. Booze and caramel on the nose. Lively mouthfeel. Sweet yet not overpowering flavor. Bottle - Siciliano’s Specialty Market - Grand Rapids, MI

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (252) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Very sweet and earthy. The Belgian yeast flavour is very defined. A strong smoky flavour, however surprisingly smooth to drink for the abv. Very poor head retention however, which is perhaps the only let down for this beer and is surprising due to the high carbonation. The strong yeast flavour combines perfectly with the sweetness of the citrus. One of my favourites. Best enjoyed from a snifter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Tap @ Dragonmead: Hazy golden-amber with a volatile, white head. Sweet, earthy and fruity ester filled aroma with lots of Belgian yeast; spicy clove, banana, bubblegum, bread. Taste is more of the same with heavy spiciness from the yeast. Hops are light but floral and almost perfume-like. Heavy, heavy Belgian yeast all around. Bubblegum and clove, all day. Soft body with heavy carbonation, almost effervescent. The first beer I fell in love with from Dragonmead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Bill’s Beer Garden. Pours a near clear burnt orange with an egg shell white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of burnt candied sugar with some light fruits and a bit of earthy sweet grains. Flavor has a combination of light fruit, banana and candied sugar with a backbone of earthy sweet grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
From fishmich in a trade-thanks, Bill! Big banana and clove nose. Clear gold, but a lot of sediment. Smooth, solid trippel. Good with some sushi on a Friday night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
First bottle of Dragonmead I had the privilege to have. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber nice aroma , caramel, barnyard, banana. Left to warm a bit (as it should be) a greatly complex palate. Honey, barnyard, herbs, and banana. A awesome beer I will be enjoying a lot of this summer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kcarron17 (1) - - MAR 25, 2013 does not count
This is my number one favorite beer on earth. Can’t even tell that it has a high abv. Perfect for summertime.

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