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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
2009 Anniversary Ale is Ready! This Belgian Trippel weighs in at 9.2% abv - light in color, plenty of flavor and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
A: The pour is a fairly clear golden orange color with a nice big white head to go on top. S: Fairly sweet with lots of fruit notes. I get pears, apples, and banana for the most part. There’s a nice spiciness of nutmeg, coriander, and clove. Sweet malts and a substantial sugar component as well. T: Lots of sweet apples and bananas on the tongue. Sugary sweetness along with some sweet malts. The yeast and spice notes are there, giving some coriander and clove type flavors. M: Medium in body with a full carbonation that really fills the mouth nicely. O: A good beer and tripel, but definitely a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Gold in color with a small white head. aroma is of corn on the cob with pepper, yeast and grain. Taste is of corn, grain and light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Sampled on 1/29/2010. This Belgian Tripel pours a medium orange gold color from a 22 oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with hints of orange. A medium bodied tripel. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet with lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and herbal, Nice balance. Good carbonation. A touch sweet and a little un tripel like. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, yeast, clove, light banana, and citrus. Flavor of yeast, candi sugar, and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
( 22oz bottle thanks to travita) Pours clear yellow with oily bubbles on the edges. Nose of tart cherry, roasted caramel, and citrus hops. Taste of toasted grain, with a creamy body and tart cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Travita. Pours a murky yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of nice light citrus & hop, some grapefruit. Flavor is tasty, fruity, citrus, malt. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to travita. Gold pour with a white head. Aromas of dried fruits, yeast and spices. Smooth on the palate with flavors of apple, yeast and some spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
The smell is banana, belgian, yeast, and fruits. The look is clear, has a low off white head with good lacing. Golden in color. The taste is fruits, sweet, some alcohol, and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Dark golden with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, honey, some toast, spices, and alcohol. Taste of honey, candy sugar, toffee malts, some bready malt, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Thanks to Josh. Pours a hazy golden with a little bubbly white head. Aroma of coardboard, citrus, candy sugar, tripel yeast spicy notes. Flavor of the same with some bready malt.

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