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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Belgian-style Tripel. A twist on the French expression "Bete Noire", Bete Blanche is extremely drinkable, blonde and somewhat treacherous.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (281) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
Set out for a classic tripel, this was not totally what I expected. Pours a honey orange. Faint head fades quickly. Very sweet up front. Sugary. Fades to hints of orange. Not bad, but not what I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma of banana and cloves, some Belgian yeast strain. Pours a clear yellow into the tulip glass. Taste is similar to the aroma except that there is way too much malted sugars here, cloying sweetness. Finish is fairly dry but again, the sugars overwhelm the yeast here, not very appetizing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours nearly clear pale gold with a medium-small tight bubble frothy white head, short retention fading to the glass edge with light spotty lacing. Aroma is lightly fusel alcohol, medium pear and apple fruity esters, medium biscuit and Pils malt, no DMS or diacetyl, faint spicy hops, and light brown paper/sherry oxidation notes. Flavor is light sugar, light notes of dry and spicy/peppery fusel alcohol, light pear esters, dry and crisp biscuit malt backbone, faint hops and light spiciness accentuated by the alcohol and dryness, and a dry finish. Medium-full body, light carbonation, and medium-light alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours golden and pretty clear. A fat creamy head of bone white foam falls pretty quickly to a thin ring. leaves sheets of lace to slide back into the glass as you drink. The nose is shy on this one. It’s lovely sweet pale malts, tropical fruit sweetness and the zest of a lime. Nice citrus peel and as it warms some lemon peel shows up. No alcohol on the nose but there is a faint musk as ti warms.

Taste is abundant. The malts are pale but sweet , lightly breaddy and the tropical fruit sweetness takes the middle of the beer. It seems to never end and you can taste it long after the finish. There is a faint hop spice on the back end with a touch of hop bitter to finish this dry and a little grassy. A touch of astringency as well as a bit of warmth from alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin, the carbonation is ample but soft and this beer is just lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2014
From a bottle. Cloudy light orange. Slightly biscuity tropical fruit, pink peppercorns, and cardamom. A bit flat in flavor and carbonation; I was hoping for more complexity and a sprightlier feel. Certainly not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4861) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, golden in color. The smell is sweet, fruits, and spiced. The taste is spice, banana, fruits, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany, NY. Typical cloudy gold with a thin ring of white head without much retention. Nose is dried fruit, candy sugar and Belgian yeast. Fruit notes. Taste is similar to the nose, dried peaches, banana notes. Apricot hints. Body is grainy with a moderate malt profile. Sugary sweetness and covers any alcohol flavor. Dry texture. Overall good example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (4245) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Yoav. Pours yellow to orange with a nice beige head, aroma of vanilla, cookies, flavor of cookies, cake, darl bread, medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4600) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Hazy gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is of yeast, citrus and spice. Taste is of papper ad yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle [12oz] . Pours a slightly hazy gold with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Odd aroma of tomato paste, herbs, yeast, pear and white pepper -- or something like that. Flavour is only slightly more straightforward, with yeast, herbs, a bit of tomato paste, white pepper and wheat. Medium bodied. An odd one indeed, not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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