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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Belgian Style Tripel using same Abbey Yeast. Monster aromas and sweet flavors coming from the yeast and a huge amount of Belgian Candi Sugar. Ingredients: Weyermann Pilsner Malt, Belgian Candi Sugar, Saaz Hops.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Dull straw, quite hazy, moderate sudsy white head, dies quickly making it appear fairly still, hardly any lacing.   Doesn’t look all that appealing.   Dull grassy notes, semi-sweet, hay and oats.   No floral aspect that I can detect.   Combination sweet straw, grassy malts, a little barnish, with a slight cheese funk on the backside.   Not what I expected for a "Belgian Style Triple".   Body and mouthfeel are at best moderate.   Finish has a little oat/hay funk, cereal oriented sweet twang.   I think I paid around $14 for a 750ml of this... and now I feel cheated.   I know Arlen could do a better job than this.   This was too much like homebrew!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours very hazy gold-orange with a two-finger head. This head disappears rather quickly. Very spicy, briny aroma with a big banana bread base. Some yeast and light fruit. Had to take a few sips to get a furtive handle on the flavor; this thing’s so velvety that I found it hard to concentrate on anything other than mouthfeel. Out of the bottle, it’s almost like it’s hand-pumped. The flavor is pretty standard tripel fare: yeasty and spicy. Sweetness creeps in towards the end, honeyish and fruity. The finish is grainy, relatively dry, and a tad astringent. Decent domestic tripel, but Allagash has nothing to worry about.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2950) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2007
An abbey trippel, are you kidding me? Geez, this was more of a sour/tart farmhouse beer than any abbey anything???? Poured a golden clear color (filtered?) with a thin white head. Aroma was funky, barnyard, lemons, grapes. The flavor was funky, grapes, apples, pears, black pepper, more of a saison imo. Totally caught me off guard pretending to be a tripel. Yeast, where are the yeasties? Mouthfeel was light, crisp, dry. Would have scored higher as a saison.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1562) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Tropical notes. Some light spice. Smells like a nice cider. Light mouthfeel, and somewhat dry as well. Not much flavor, and I was hoping for more of a kick from a tripel. Tart finish, but doesn’t really live up to expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle. Fruity with clear wooden and horseblanket notes on top. Hazy orange, lacing layer. Tropical fruits, cider, spice. Dry sparkly mouthfeel, medium body. Quick tart apple finish. Nice, not sure it lives up to the price though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle.... Hazy, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The complex nose is spicy and woodsy with lots of grain, coriander phenols and bread... lightly acidic. The flavor is woodsy with moderate pungency, lightly sweet with mild spiciness (coriander phenols). Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes grainy, tangy and dry.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Much thanks to egajdzis for bringing this Tripel(one of my fav styles) per my request... Cool looking 750 mL with a wax tipped cap. Appears a very hazy orange gold with a 1 finger white head that slowly fades out. Streaky lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of citrus, yeast, light tartness, apple skin, some Belgian goodness...but a bit off key. Seems more like a wheat beer gone awry. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with tart apple skin, bubble gum...just really overkill on the esters with not a whole lot of anything else going on. Mouthfeel is tart, acidic, apple-ish, yeasty, medium bodied, and infected. Seems weird that they went through all the trouble to safe lock this beer with the cork, cap, and wax and it still tasted like wild yeast got into the mix and gave it a vinuous feel. Hmmm...I’d like to revisit this if they did it again and they supplied the sample of course.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Poured a hazy, golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma was yeasty, earthy, spicy, with citrus, and a bit of buttercream as well. Really nice aroma, took a down-turn after sipping. Infected with lactobacillus, even though this was bottled in the past 6 months... and corked and capped! Light toffee and toasted dough up front, quickly turns south, with green apple, tart citrus, and a bit of vanilla. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Turbid golden pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of funky bready malt, barnyardy hay, tart fruit, hops, and some unwashed female asscrack hints. The flavor was tart, fruity, funky yeasty, with bready malt and finishing hopcitrus. It got pretty tart at the end, approaching a sort of saison/lambic/tripel hybrid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Hazed peach juice color, thin white head. Surprising nose on this one with well blended notes of sugary soured citrus, wood, spices and soft bready tones. Deep citrus flavor up front that slowly fades into a light sourdough breadiness. Touches of wood and spice bring up the rear and round this out nicely. Full bodied, soft carbonation, lightly tart and sour finish. A stange cat (frog) this one is. Not bad at all though and worthy of a try. Thanks for sharing Hopscotch....


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