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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Impressed. Not as good as some belgians but I havenít run across an american tripel that can touch them until this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopFilter (6) - Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
The aroma is reminiscent of a freshly opened Bazooka bubblegum surrounded by a tantalizing trippel floral note. On first taste the flavors dance across your tongue with cherries, banana, and citrus. The finale is of banana and grape with a floral hint and finally with the characteristic tripel finish. After a few moments you feel as if you have just finished a wonderful portion of banana nut bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhp40219 (305) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a murky orange with a small white head. Fruity aroma of tangerine, lemon and dark fruit. There is a strong bubble gum aroma to it. Taste definitely has a bubble gum flavor, not unlike Bazooka gum or that cardboard like gum that came with baseball cards. Past that I am getting cherries, banana, grapefruit, dark fruit, sweet tart candy, and citrus. Sweet, sour and bitter all at once. Finishing taste is banana nut bread. Palate is creamy and carbonated. Overall a complex and different beer. I can enjoy one of these, but donít think I could do more than that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Light orange pour with a soapy off-white head. Light honey and sugars in the aroma and flavor, with a touch of fruitiness as well. There is an odd, lingering bitterness as well. Mehhhh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
golden with small head. lighter than most other tripels in color, and seemingly light in flavor as well. thereís some belgian yeast and sweet fruitness, but it doesnít all mesh well together to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle
Iíve never really been a huge fan of Dragonmead. This one doesnít change that opinion. With all the breweries in and near Michigan I doubt that Iíll be trying any more unless they are freebies or inexpensive pickups.

Aroma / Appearance - A bronze carbonated body shimmers with a huge crest of clean white head that takes an eternity to settle down. Musty sweat socks dominate what is a heavy aroma. It slowly opens up over time but never becomes cohesive.

Flavor / Palate - Malt drives home a bill of apple cider, cotton candy, and butterscotch. The heaviness lingers from the start and never disappears. There are no huge flaws. However in the end I feel indifferent about this and found myself looking for another more flavorful beer to cap the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours from the bottle a hazy, deep golden color with a small, clean white head. Aroma hits the nostrils with a lot of banana and a mild amount of clove. Flavor on the other hand has a intense clove presence first but not to the extent where it deters you. A smooth banana flavor kicks in right away with some light grainy and finishes with a light spicy hops kick. Body has a modest amount of density too it with some modest/high amount of carbonation to deliver the flavor and aroma. Overall I was really impressed with this brew. The banana and clover were in perfect balance delivering that great spicy/sweet/fruity combo I love from some tripels. A lot more residual sugars than typically seen for the style but I am a big fan of that wrt tripels. Definitely would not think twice about having again in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1370) - Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle - small foamy head, dark straw color, very Belgian spice/banana/clove aroma and flavor

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chubbyc (1) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
SO good. amazing flavor and aroma. Wonderful after taste and one glass leaves you wanting more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden yellow/orange with some sediment. Smell is white grapes, yeast,light sweetness and some tartness. Taste is light fruit, clove, some banana, yeast, mild sweetness. For 10% there isnít too much noticeable alcohol. Light, semi complex, not overly sweet as some trippels. Quite enjoyed this.

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