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Fish Tale Monkfish Belgian Style Tripel Ale

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed using Pale malt, Honey malt, aromatic malt, Belgian candy sugar, Styrian Golding hops and, of course, Belgian Abbey yeast, Monkfish stands firmly in the Belgian triple tradition. And remember: Whereas triple ale is the soul of the Belgian favorite, Carbonnade a la Flamande, this classic stew is made all the better by two bottles of Monkfish—one for the pot, the other for your glass.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, pale bready malts, citrus, dust, fruity, some alcohol, this was just another tripel, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1478) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sugary, spicy and alcohol laden aroma. Classic orange glow. Near tart flavor, dry and yeasty. Slick medium body. Okay stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2013
22 oz bottle- Pours clear golden with a thin white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is strong alcohol presence, banana, Belgian yeast, clove. The taste is Belgian yeast, fruity banana and lemon, creamy, honey and floral. The body is medium and carbonation is soft. Good tripel that doesn’t seem to push any boundaries.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (966) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a moderately hazy with small white spotty head leaving some nice lace up the glass. Aromas of sweet honey, fruity, light spice, orange, light malts. Flavours of spice, fruit, alcohol, light citrus, mild bitterness, yeast, after taste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1213) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orange with a white frothy hat that leaves some lacing. Aroma of honey, sweet fruity esthers, some alcohol and a hint of spicy yeasty esthers. Taste is fruity esthers, spice and some alcohol with a slight warming. Overall fairly smooth for the 9 percent abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Sprout’s in Eastlake: Appeared as a hazy golden liquid with a soapy topping of head quickly broke down leaving the tripel naked. Aroma is mild with a malty nose of grains and grass while a notice of alcohol comes through. The flavor is all grains, wheat, and other bread like characteristics that trick me into thinking this is a golden blonde ale style and not a Belgian style tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1775) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a murky gold with light head. Light aromas of yeast, spice malt, and a touch of lemon. Taste is similar with the addition of orange and ginger, a little toffee and hoppy finish. Not a big Belgian, but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft. Poured pale gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma was moderately malty with some grassy, slightly spicy hops. Quite bitter flavor, sort of like an IPA triple. Reminiscent of La Chouffe Houblon, but not as good. Muted banana, clove. Some nice earthy yeastiness. Medium mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4177) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
650ml bomber pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and malts with some yeast and citrusy hops. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness and a citrusy hop bitterness that is very well balanced. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the tongue. A very well done Belgian style tripel and highly recommended to sample.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4929) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. This beer pours clear golden. A small white head. Light lacing. Wheat, fruit, and yeast in the aroma but it is not big. This is a bit hot. Alcohol is definitely noticed. Some grass and lemon flavors, honey, Belgian yeast, and wheat. Fruity esters. Just a hint of pepper spices and some faint barnyard effects and nice malt for a backbone. I wish this beer had more going on but it is not bad.


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