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Karl Strauss Belgian Trippel



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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
tap. cloudy golden with small head. sweet with banana and spice. a little bit hot. solid, but unexceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
On tap at Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aromas of bready malts, yeast, banana, cloves, and some spices. Flavors of spices, banana, clove, bread, and malts. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy but this is still a pretty solid trippel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Tap.slightly hazed golden body with a white head. Aroma of straight raw banana, candi sugar, vanilla and caramel. Flavors of alcohol, clove phenols and banana. Alcohol is strong. Dry with prickly bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Growler to go from Sorrento Valley restaurant: Murky apricot/peach color with a wisp of fast fading off-white foam. Aroma is rich over-ripe tropical fruit and a hint of belgian yeast.. Flavor is rich with over-ripe peach, apricot and cantaloupe, hints of citrus and a light spicy/orangy bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body is rich and creamy with very light carbonation. Light alcohol evident in the taste warms the face.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2966) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Draft at CityWalk in Universal City. They are big on the beer stats here. This had 9.0 ABV, 27 SRM, 15 IBU, and 20.6 PLATO. Dark copper/light orange with thin white head. Caramel nose, along with slight spiciness. Palate is complex and the strength. Some sour, some citrus, malty, tiny bubbles. Alcohol comes through as it warms. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
From the tap poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Strong hoppy sweet malt flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2009
(11/1/08) Draught sample at Blue Palms in Hollywood. Slightly hazy golden color. Aroma is a bit weak but has some fruits and spices. Sweetish flavor with some malt, caramel, fruits, some spiciness and a dry spicy finish. Rounded mouthfeel. A nice Tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap at La Jolla location. Pale golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly spicy. Some light apricot and orange blossom honey character. Soft and fruity with a light clove and a bit of cherry as well. Lean malts, a bit of sweetness but not cloying or sticky in any way. Light clove, soft fruit and a nice lingering spiciness. There is a nice balance of soft clove and fruit. Lean but soft spiciness. Quite a lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Yellow. Nice microfoam white great head. Sweetish creamy taste. Great mouthfeel. Nice mild Belgian yeast clove and banana aroma. Very good. My favorite Karl Strauss beer so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2008
On tap @ Hamilton’s San Diego. Sweet Georgia peach comes through in the aroma of this sunset orange hazed brew. Citrus, banana, and buttermilk biscuits linger on the palate. Alcohol is invisible. A great beer; would love more from this brewer if this is the caliber they tend to put out.

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