Great Dane Belgian Tripel
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.26%
What if a brewer started with a simple grist plan – only two types of malt, mostly light pilsner-style – but used a lot of it for 10 barrels of wort? (785#) What if he/she supplemented this sweet concoction with 140 lbs. of Belgian white candy sugar to really give the yeast something to chew on? Speaking of yeast, what if a special slurry of Belgian Trappist high gravity yeast were prepared, in order to ferment this beer dry and lend phenolic, estery notes? (You may remember phenols and esters as the clove / bubblegum aroma compounds of the Crop Circle Wheat, but here they contribute more of an apple-y note.) Wonder no more, my friends: The Belgian Tripel is here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Poured a dark straw color with a thin whispy head. Classic Belgian aroma. Nice refreshing fruity-hefe flavor. Light-mdium body. I expected an alcohol and dry finish - none. Very nice way to start the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2009
A nice beer from the Dane, sampled over at the Hilldale location. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is really nice, orange peel, citrus fruits and wheat. Taste is soft and spicey, very creamy, lots of carbonation and a generous of amount of fruity nuances. A really impressive beer from these guys. Review no. 1700! :)"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 On tap as "Ride the Dragon" Tripel. Pours a hazy gold, a compact white head still leaves a lot of streaky lace. Only a faint yeastiness on the nose. Flavor nicely combines yeasty flavors with the sweetness of honey and apricot nectar, a bit of pineapple on the aftertaste. Somewhat more than medium bodied, a bit peppery and prickly on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Brew pub tripel turned out pretty good. Fruity, syrupy, faitn alcohol. A very drinkable tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2006
One of the better domestic triples I have had in some time. LOts of light fruit with just a hint of floral hops and pale malt. Touches of apple, apricot honeysuckle and candi in the flavors. Backdrop of cloves and wheat. Fairly dry in the finish with just a hint of sweet pale malt. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2006
A feal fruit salad. Pours a hazy peach colored beer with a nice nose of candied apricots. Lots of plum, peaches, apricots and pear - lots of pear. Nice long-lasting head, give style points. Long lasting fruit finish, but lacks some body and complexity. Would age well in oak - but this is a brewpub, so I’ll give it a 16.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Poured an almost clear golden yellow, with decent-staying creamy head. Aroma was fruity (namely apples and dates), with some alcohol present. Mouthfeel was carbonated almost to the point of being tingly, and the taste was light, fruity, and hoppy. Malt flavor was not distinct, but added bulk to the beer’s body. This was almost champagne-like, and left a nice fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Hazy yellow color with no head. Floral aroma with a substantial alcohol content. Very spicy grass taste with some apple present too. Bitter and pucker inducing. Alcohol plays a major part here. It seemed out of balance to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Apple/pear/alcohol aroma, tastes very alcoholic, perhaps more than the ABV (if thats possible). A beautiful light cider color, a touch harsh tasting but aroma represents the flavor fairly well.

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