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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyjojola (18) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Aroma is very fruity. A surprising sweet taste but not too sweet. Light and crisp. First try: ALE HOUSE in Denver. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Thanks to Kevin D. for offering me and my pal Jason a splash of this new Triple in a Tulip for my tasting. He said they were proud of it and they should be.

Typical small white head receding to a ring presents this sparkling clear light yellow triple. Heavy hops with phonetic notes of perfume and pear and a clear smell of bubble gum, that eventually fades, fascinate me and lure me to drink. As I tip the glass towards me once again, I get a slight white wine feel with a dry texture hitting my tongue. Initially sweet and moderately bitter, this is a truly great triple Finishes just as it started and leaves an ever-so-slight metallic feel maybe due to the ABV.

Well done guys, although not a true abbey triple due to the lack of malt and yeast tones, this is a good and drinkable Belgian triple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
tap at the brewery. this is better every time i get a glass. clear golden honey body with a thick white head. fresh floral sugar nose with some light pear, a touch of passion fruit and a \n earthy yeast aroma that i really like. really sweet flavor, that hides the high abv well. fruitiness is not one sided, the singed yeast and plum notes cover a lot here. drier than expected finish some strawberry and honey linger with a warmth that really gets me going. this is one i expect to rerate for a while. it has gotten better with each week that passes and i hope to have quite a few weeks to see this get better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9024) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (199) - Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Clear straw pour with little head. Fruity esters on the nose. Light, malty characteristics with a hint of orange but not as much spice as you get in most tripels. A little light on the palate as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - 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%).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Elegant in appearance, this luminous light blond beer yields a copious, bubbly head that disappears quickly. The aroma has a wine-like blend of tart apples, pears, and mild yeast. The flavor is a bit suprising: bubblegum wheat notes along with the warmth of alcohol followed by strong vinegarish acidity. The body is wine-like as well: light and very dry. There is a slight lingering fruit flavor on the tongue. Blueberries?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Poured very golden clear little head no sediment. Aroma was Pleasant, very sweet tasting. Clove, sugar, banana. Decent beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4631) - 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.


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