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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Our Belgian-style Tripel is lightly colored with hints of peppery phenolic and fruity esters produced by the yeast during fermentation. The alcohol is balanced by a bit of residual sweetness.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of butter, yeast, and candi sugar. Flavor of coriander, burnt grain, yeast, and pear with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Growler poured a clear gold with a lasting ring of off white foam. Aromas of pear, apple, spice, light pineapple and light cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of pear, apple, spice and light cookie with a smooth sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Draught at brewery. Pours clear light yellow with an average white frothy head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, barnyard) with notes of light alcohol, banana, pineapple and vegetable. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Transparent, golden appearance wit ha white head. A bit spicy, light lemon/orange, pale malty, somewhat spicy yeasty aroma. Very rich sugary flavor thatís effervescent and has a citrusy, spiciness to it. A little hard to drink as itís a bit cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
On tap at the Dry Dock Brewery Tasting Room. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruits (pears), light yeast and lightly spicy. Tastes of fruits (apples) and spices (spicy apples). Medium sweet (not as sweet as most American Tripels - which is a good thing!). Light alcohol finish (but not 9.4%).

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6160) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana, candy sugar, gum, light notes of pepper and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Smells more like a big hefeweizen than a tripel, loaded with banana. Some nice character lurks beneath that (the pepper and yeast), but this is mostly a banana-and-sugar affair. As you might guess from that nose, itís much too sweet in the mouth. This is pretty much the usual Americanized version of this style...overly estery and sweet. I prefer a more traditional/Belgian rendition (dry, yeasty, and more phenolic than estery). That said, this certainly isnít terrible by any means but itís not really a tripel-headís tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6095) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle is clear orange with thin white head, aroma has notes of slight phenols, hints of biscuity bread and some clove, fruity notes, touch of other spices as well as an earthy tone. Taste is fairly sweet with notes of sweet esters, some spicy phenols with a touch of clove, more sweet from the biscuit, finishing with a hint of heat and fairly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Draft - clear golden pour - like most american-made tripels, this one is really honey sweet - a bit too much so - flavors of pear and apple - some toasted grain and spicy character, as well as a light bitterness try to balance this out, but do kind of a half-assed job - there are some decent aspects, it is just a bit cloying.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Crystal clear light gold with a thin spotty head. Funky spicy grain aroma with tones of dusty coriander, pale grains, and a subtle yeasty spiciness. Taste was exact the same. Crisp yet medium on the palate, but with an odd combo of flavors--pale grain, funky dusty yeast, some coriander, not much else.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. clear straw with white head. stale, peppery nose. gross. wheaty, orange peel, and yeasty. not good.


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