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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
bottle thanks to mora2000. gold pour with a white head. nose is spices, dried fruits, musk, and yeast. smooth on the palate, yeast, fruits, light spice, great finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with some pepery spice, grassy hops, crisp, light fruit and alcohol.  Grassy soil character along with pepper and coriander followed by apple and pear. Pale biscuity malt underneath.   Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a strong earthy/musty character along with some prominent spice.  Grassy, soily hops along with pepper, coriander and caraway seed followed by perfume like light fruit and booze.  Fruit is subtle and overpowered by the earthy spice.  Faint hints of pear and apple along with biscuity malt backbone.  Boozy sweetness in the finish but abv is still decently masked.  Kind of bland and needs more fruit sweetness for balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Aroma is rich banana, yeast and raisin. It poured clear gold with a smallish white head. Taste is lemon, raisin, banana, cherry, and a bitter/spicy aftertaste that hangs out on your tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drcboehm (38) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Draught sampler. A bit more complex than I thought it would be. A bit of spice and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Hazy golden with a small pale head. Aroma is apricot jam, honey, peach, hint of plum. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Taste is apricot, white peach, caramel, hint of summer melons. Elysian have definitely nailed the Belgian Tripel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ken split with ken, vi and Linh in the Seattle market. Pours a hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is faint spice and Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of Belgian candy, yeast and sharp dry alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
some yeast with golden color of apple juice and sweetness perhaps vanilla. moderate body and smooth with carbonation apparant for some balance. not really anything else going on. seems some light toffee fruit stuff...not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
22 oz bottle. Tripels are odd beers. This one has a cool label though. This one pours an a rich orange, medium white head. Aroma of fruit, apricot, wheat and mild dust. Belgian yeast dominates. Flavor is mildly sweet with a touch of alcohol. Belgian sugar, lots of fruit, a touch astringent. Some clove and honey notes. Mild and subdued bread notes. Medium body, light carbonation. Some alcohol towards the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body under a small fizzy white head that retained as a thin film. The nose is thick and heavy pale malts with a slight perfume like note and some light yeast fruitiness. The flavor is a bit heavy on the palate, overly sweet for my tastes in the style, and lacking in complexity. The malt is so heavy and sweet that the yeast really doesn’t get a chance to shine which is what I want to see in a Tripel. Mouthfeel is thick and clingy with fizzy carbonation. No softness to it at all, it just kinda sits heavy on the tongue. Not terrible, but not what I look for in the style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bomber from Harry & Davids in Medford, OR. Pours light orange gold with a foamy white head - but not much of a head. Aroma is lightly cooked caramel with some yeast/spice notes. There’s more than that, but hard to describe. Full bodied. There’s a lot of yeast/spice, but also there seems to be a lot of noble hop - not grass - more herb. The alcohol is detectable - seems to make figuring out the flavors difficult. Otherwise it’s ok. Finally it seems to go into light pitted fruit, kandi, and yeast/spice. Ending moderately peppery with all the other stuff. Extremely enjoyable.


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