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The Livery Trappist Trippel

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
This reddish brown beer has all the familiar Belgian flavors in abundance: clove, banana, figs, raisins, leather, and finishes with a nice balance of noble hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2007
Sampled from a Growler @ Aofoxxy’s Labor day gathering ’06. Floral nose of alcohol & mostly dried fruit with additional berry presence. My only issue with the nose would be a hint of some vinegar & some leather. Pours a cola color with no head. The flavor is very malty through & through. Very sweet with caramel, figs, and date flavor prominent. The finish is fair with nice complexity. The palate is full, creamy & flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Draft sample at brewery. Dark reddish brown color with an average fizzy head that was mostly lasting with a good lacing. Heavy roasted malt woody bourbon aroma. Mediumt to full body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of long duration. Another very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Hazy brown with a thin white head. Slight carbonation. The nose is sweet almost sugary and the taste is very sour and sharp with yeast and strong alcohol. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Sampled from a growler at the Milwaukee YEHa!05 courtesy of BBB63: Pours a still dark mahogany with some viscous legs. Bittersweet, dry bready Belgian yeasty and toasted caramel aroma is more reminiscent of a quadrupel. Starts full bodied with a nice malty bready caramel presence toward a drier, crisp finish. Has some subtle nuttiness and sticky toffee flavor. Not quite on style, but a decent beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Yet another growler shared by Mike. Clear dark brown body. Pear, yeast, brown sugar malt in teh aroma. Big sweet flavor plus some hoppy tartness. Brown sugar malt, caramel, chocolate. A bit overstated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Buttery, caramel aroma much like their others but with a hint of banana esters and some indeterminate spices. I like that malty aroma. Dark, dark brown in color with a thin, off-white head. Sweet flavor with brown sugar, vanilla beans and a warming alcohol sensation that changes to a buttery fig flavor. Just a little to sweet. Medium-full body with a slightly sweet finish. The Livery is impressing me and I hope to have more in the future. Thanks to BBB63 for sharing all these growlers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Yet another growler ala BBB63 at the Milwaukee YeHa! Thanks Mike! One of the darkest tripels I’ve had. Dark copper color with a diminished off- white head. Aromas of alcohol, caramel, light wood and melon. Some things you might expect in a tripel. Tart to acidic fruit come out in the flavors. Pears infused with vanilla settle in the background. Rich feel. Is there such a thing as a dunkel tripel? If not, this is it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Milwaukee YEHa’05, brought by BBB63. First thoughts: this is a Tripel? OK...dark brown body, thin off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma, with hints of brown sugar. Dark fruit flavor, alcohol, chocolate, and caramel, with a hint of raisin thrown into the mix. Strong and "dark" for a Tripel. Alcohol is a bit biting and rough. Roasty, chocolatey body doesn’t quite fit the Tripel mold. Interesting nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Hazy mahogany with a few solo bubble soldiers protecting what’s left of the head. Trippel fried bananas leap out of the glass, pursued by equally forceful brown sugar that’s been crystallized for sometime. Never has there been a more forceful nose, and it just keeps coming. Sugary plum pudding. Major brown sugar butter crumble topping… Flavor proceeds likewise and doesn’t skip a beat. Some minutia detail of decreased effervescence. Heavy baked prunes and sugar-loaded dark fruited figs. Spicy bitterness as pepper toys with a liquefied nutmeg, if such a thing can be done. Leather encapsulates with a tobacco seed planted in the palate. Sweet candy sugar like no other. "Complexity" is a compromising word choice to define this one. "One-of-a-kind" seems to more acutely scratch the surface. Big thanks to BBB63 for bringing the growler!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
On tap and severed in a snifter: Reddish coppery hue with a small ring of frothy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of peppermint, apricot, banana, caramel, sugar, clove like Belgian yeast esters, nice. The taste starts fruity and yeasty with a slightly sweet malt background but nor dominating. A nice lightly spiced and bitter bite on finish with just some alcohol presence. Not quite tradional but not quite that far off either. The feel is sticky and oily, smooth and only moderate warming. Darn good and quite honestly surprising, I like it, yummy!

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