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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian-style Tripel. A twist on the French expression "Bete Noire", Bete Blanche is extremely drinkable, blonde and somewhat treacherous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Spicy aroma, with fruits acting as secondary notes and a little yeast. Flavour is dominated by the spices, light fruits, with not much sweetness. A little muted flavours. Quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2011
22 oz bottle. Strong spice aroma. Thin appearance and texture but with enough head to lace the glass. Light yellow in color. Thoroughly spiced taste. Pretty good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2011
22 oz bottle. Clearish golden/yellow with a white, bubbly head. Aroma of clove and other spices, earthy yeast, citrus and some sugary malt. The flavor is sweet with a lightly tart, sour yeast presence and very light hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a frothy mouth feel. Pretty solid tripel, the yeast character is a bit harsh though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3765) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 3/27/11

Aroma: The nose is nice mix of spice, yeast, flowers, banana, light citrus, and a hint of apple/pear
Appearance: The pour is a clear golden-yellow color with a frothy white head and decent lacing
Flavor: The flavor has a similar mix to the nose, yeasty, with the proper amount of sweetness
Palate: It has a light body, nice drinkability, not watery at all, and with a fairly soft carbonation
Overall Impression: This was actually a very solid attempt at this style. It wasnít overly sweet like many of the ones you find, in fact, I thought it had just the right amount of sweetness. It was quite drinkable too. The body is light, but not watery or overly carbonated. Anyway, I wasnít expecting this one too be as good as it was, a nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2011
22 oz bomber from Spirits Brick Blvd. Poured a thinner bodied clear light golden straw colored body underneath an averagesized tightly foam packed bright white head. Aroma was trail mix style dried out sugar coated fruit cubes, alcohol, grains, cereal, yeast, citrus and honey comb. Light to medium watery body with slight tight bubly carbonation and a slightly lingering dry aftertaste. Flavor of grains, yeast, trail mix style dried sugary tropical fruit, cardboard. This tripel seems to have a sweet/dry fight going on in both the flavor and the aroma. I prefer my tripels with almost an abbrasive amount of upfront sweetness and this one did not deliver by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bomber. Hazy gold pour with a persistant, short white head leaving a coarse lace. Nose is typical Belgian with yeast, bananas and a hint of smoky pine hops. Medium-light body is fairly smooth, yet complex. Banana, toast, roasted pepper, spices (clove, fenugreek and others) and bubblegum. Finish is medium-long and peppery. I Prefer Captain Lawrence Extra Gold and Elliott Bayís Hop Von Boorian (listed on RB as an IPA, but itís a Tripel), but this is fine work from Elysian. One of the leaders in this style, Chouffe Hobbelen IPA Tripel, canít hold a candle to either of the above or the Bete Blanche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
22oz bottle. Tripel Karmeliet glass. Bubblegum, banana, white pepper, floral and light citrus. A little "harsh" in the finish, I have to imagine it is a byproduct of the alcohol. Plenty of light fruits (pear) and white pepper along with lesser notes of bubblegum and banana. The beer is on the cold side, so more flavor might come out as it warms, which could be good or bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Pours on tap golden yellow with an inch head. Didnít get a ton of aroma from this. Taste had faint spice notes but the mouth feel was a bit thin. Finishes dry. Not that big a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Elysian bete blanche is a filtered golden yellow color, its aroma smells of sweet malts and of little hops. The taste is magnificent; sweet maltly flavor finished by a little hoppyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bready malts, peppery hops, Belgian yeast sweetness. A little orange and citrus perhaps. Pours golden orange, thin head. The flavor is mostly sweet Belgian yeast, bready malts, peppery hops, a little citrus notes here and there. Medium sweet, but dry finish. Drinks easily. Well done, but rather uninteresting.

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