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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (700) - 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 - Sicilianoís Specialty Market - Grand Rapids, MI

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (376) - 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 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Billís 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 (1778) - 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. Canít even tell that it has a high abv. Perfect for summertime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Served on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan. Appearance: It looks like apple juice, to be honest. It looks REALLY poor... I got it with no head, and there was no lacing. Despite this, I still got a nice bit of carbonation while drinking it. Smell: Like a faint grape juice... thatís about it. Not bad but also not great, either. Taste: Like the smell... but the taste of the smell is much better than the smell itself. Know what I mean? Itís just a pretty heavy beer. Almost a syrupy texture with carbonation, and a smash to the face of really grape like flavors. Very fruity, but super enjoyable and WAY too drinkable. Mouthfeel: As I said, nice carbonation. It drinks like a wine cooler, sad to say... itís just a great experience. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. A very fruity beer, but still a great one that Iíd gladly have again. Though its looks are very unremarkable, what matters the most is the taste, and this tastes VERY good, in my opinion. Just beware of the ABV ... I didnít realize it was so high. Oops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesolateAngel (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
Pours clouudy with a very fine, thin head. Aroma is an interesting blend of heady fruits and caramel. The malts blend nicely, and bring a nice balance to the beer, but the gravity may be just a bit too high and can be overbearing. All in all, this is an excellent attempt at a classic Belgian Trippel with American style from a local brewer. - Bottled

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Far too sweet in both aroma & taste, though very accessible, particularly for a trippel. Certainly the standard honey, banana, clove, allspice aromas, and rock candy all overall the taste. Grandiose mouthfeel; makes you feel regal! In sum, not at all a bad beer, but contrary to popular opinion, I felt Dragonmead brews some other styles a bit better.

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