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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This 8% abc delight is crafted with Belgian Pilsen malt, white wheat, Crystal 10, and exclusively Saaz hops. The Cantrell Honey Farm in Athens, Ohio supplies gallons of locally harvested Golden Rod honey for this brew. The honey is added at the end of the boil to give this Belgian style triple an elevation in flavor and alcohol. The interplay of fruit/clove character from our Belgian yeast and the local honey is apparent but not aggressive. A shy departure from traditional tripels that is anything but timid.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
From growler, and I see another rater who confirms that this was the one I had at DLD 11. Sweet malt smell. Slightly cloudy, brownish-yellow color with a very thin head. Taste is nicely standard Belgian malt profile. Just a slight bit of spice to it to add some variety. Guy next to me said it was too pilsenery, but I dont think so. It is Belgian malt, and not too much hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #17. Keg at the brewery. Clear golden, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of coffee and pale malt. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, herbal hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from grownfool - thanks! Plenty of sweet, fruity banana and clove, plus some grassy hops. Wee bit boozy, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is banana, cloves, vanilla, cracker and biscuit malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is bubble gum, cloves, and bananas with light sweet malt, earthy hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of coriander, sweet hay. Taste is boozy and spiced straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle:   Deep dirty honey, a little orangish, thin frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Somewhat of a tropical/candyish fruity aroma.   Not a bright floral aroma in the standard sense.   Has a sweet fruity start, a bit citrusy, and perhaps with a bit of honey.   Otherwise a big fruity breadiness from start to finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes moreso fruity than floral.   Not a big floral example, moreso fruity, but very clean.   Decent, very average, more fruity than floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Nice aromas of citrus, apple, fruity yeast. Flavors follow, w/ more sweet & slightly sour apple. Light, refreshing. Some wine-like qualities. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Had this one at Daks. Very tasty. Straw, grassy and citrus aromas. Tart apple with more citrus and spices followed by a nice honey sweetness. Somewhat dry in the taste and the finish. Reminds me of a strong Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
It pours gold with off white thin head of foam. The aroma offers up apples and yeasty spices, mild tart notes around the edges and more yeastiness at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with apple and pear like fruity esters mixing with various yeasty spices and a bit of tartness that seems a touch acidic. Yes! Great mix of flavors for the style keeping it plenty interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bomber, 2011 vintage, #66/360. Poured clear, light golden-orange with a very short cap of white head. The aroma picked up soft bread and honey notes topped by a fairly aggressive dose of light fruit and floral yeasty notes.. lesser mango, pomegranate, and agave too.. some interesting stuff, but it was too assertive. The flavor opened with sour lemon and wheaty notes, followed by semi-sweet honey and much lesser biscuity notes.. sharp metallic and medicinal notes plus more honey and muddled fruit through the long, sticky finish. Medium-bodied and long-lasting (not a good thing) on the palate.. age seemed to hit this really quick (benefit of the doubt), but it wasnt a good approach to a tripel for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 vintage, bottle 298/360. Highest bottle count Ive seen for a Jackie Os bottle, I think. Pours a clear gold with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of honey, straw, candi sugar, sweet malts, and cereal. The flavor has more honey, caramel and sweet malts, apricot, peach, and earthy grains. Medium-bodied, with a sweet mouthfeel and a bit of juiciness before a dry finish. Moderate carbonation. A bit better on the palate than the sweeter, busier Kentucky Monk and also more subdued, even if the barrel makes that one pop a bit more.

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