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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle from HOTD Dave. Typical trippel characteristics of sweet malts, spice, vanilla, belgian twang, buttery...fruits, especially banana. Pleasant warmth and highly drinkable for its size. But, in the end, this style isn’t my thing. Dave - this is like you with barleywine. Ho-hum.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (624) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden. This was a gusher. had to pour very slowly after dumping a little just to keep the head from going crazy. Apparently this one was a bit off. My hunch is that it was pretty old. Good spicy aroma. Flavors of bananas, bubblegum, & cloves. Pretty classic trippel. Body was a little syrupy. Missing the sweet mouthfeel I was expecting. I’m giving this the benefit of the doubt. I’ll keep an open mind however and will re rate when I get the chance

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1734) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-24-14- Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed orange-yellow color with a small head of white foam. The head fades quite quickly leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is that as may be expected for a triple. The strongest smell is that of some bubblegum and banana mixed with some aromas of a spice nature. The spice is heaviest of a clove smell but contains other aromas of some lemongrass and coriander as well. Along with these smells comes some light biscuit smells as well as some other aromas of a candied sugar and yeast cake smell. Overall it is on the sweeter side but delicious, hiding any boozy aromas quite well. Taste – The taste begins quite sweet upfront with lots of candied sugar and fruit of banana, orange, and pear. From the start there are also some more doughy like flavors that create a base for the sweeter flavors to rest upon. Quickly some flavors of yeast and spice come to the tongue, bringing some degree of balance to the sweet. The spice is quite heavy of clove, coriander and some pepper with it really giving a nice bite to the beer. With the addition of the yeast and spice, so too comes some more biscuit like flavors in replacement of some of the doughy flavors, and with that transition there is also a nice increase in the candied sugar flavors as well as a nice bubblegum flavor. With a bit more banana and some grass coming to the tongue at the very end of the taste, one is left with a sweet but quite pleasant and enjoyable Belgian triple flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The combination of the two is very nice for the yeasty, spicy and fruity flavors of the brew, making for a rather nice easy drinking triple. Overall – Overall a very tasty and quite nice drinking tripe that, while a bit on the sweeter side, was very balanced and smooth. Quite delicious and well worth a try if you get the chance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says nice tripel yeast and malt but is too hoppy Julie gives a 2.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lutz2jm (125) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Poor is golden with a thin white had small amount of lacing. Lots of banana bubblegum and hints of peach in this beer. similar to most Belgium's in flavor flavor hides the alcohol very well you definitely cannot tell you were drinking a 10% beer until you stand up. Decent beer in a style I'm not crazy about.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1043) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bright golden pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, banana, bubblegum, and a touch of clove. Flavor is similar, very sweet and drinkable. No trace of the 10% abv either. Very respectable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (713) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle brought back from MI- pours clear golden, bright white head that fades. Nose of bubblegum, banana, vanilla, and some hay. Subdued mouthfeel. Creamy, sweet, with traditional tripel notes. Better US interpretation than most. Quite drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a bottle. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a thick white head that leaves thick lace. The nose is bready, vegetal with asparagus, some spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is more focused on the spice with the same nice bread malt, and just a touch of the vegetal note on the back. The body is full with average, smooth carbonation and a long spicy yeast finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft - Banana, clove and stone fruits. Clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet bubblegum and estery yeast. Pretty basic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
pours cloudy almost dirty yellow-greyish with a small white cap, no retention really. sweet honeyed cereals, partially fermented, white grape juice - some wort, lightly sourish pale yellow fruits, belgian yeast - nice fruity and spicy-woodsy esters, sweetish vanilla perhaps, flowery and grassy, lemon iced tea, lot of honey and booze. average carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, boozy and very lightly tart grassy-peppery finish. ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mareglia (15) - - AUG 16, 2014
We were not a fan of this one. Amber in glass. Fruity aroma. Tastes like bananas and bubblegum. A bit too sweet.


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