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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
Thanks to purplehops for bringing this one along to or regular tasting. The bottle had about three years of age on it. The first thing that amazed about this brew was it’s color which was a nice shade of amber. We poured the brew into snifters and receive a nice finger worth of white head that fizzled out rather quickly to a slight ring around the glass. The aroma was what expected from a triple your typical Belgian yeast but the good thing was it was not that huge banana note but rather subdued which is a plus in my book. You also got a few notes of vanilla and spice to balance it out. The flavor was almost the same sweet and spicy with some nice fruit flavors as well. The feel in my mouth was medium and it was a bit syrupy. I liked the brew not what I pictured appearance wise from a triple but the flavor was great. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2015
Found a bottle in my cellar that I would guess is at least five years old. Beautiful golden amber color. Excellent, nose of bready malt, honey, cherries, oranges and fairly good yeast character. Malty mouth that is off dry. Great depth with bready malts shining through with brandy and candied cherries. Low carbonation. Fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (446) - - JUN 27, 2015
Amber coloured with a light white Lacey head. Aroma of clove and caramel. Taste matches aroma with a powerful hit of candy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1541) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma is apple, pear, wild yeast, and candy sugar. Taste is sweet malts , apple, clove, caramel and plum. Finishes with slight bitterness. Overall it’s pretty good but not great. The dark fruits and malt body arnt quote as full and flavored as the belgian ales they are trying to replicate. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
22oz bottle 3/22/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Tulip-Pours orange with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, malts, and caramel. Taste of the same with some spices. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9136) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2047) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2359) - 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.

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