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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Weighing in at nine percent alcohol, Grand Luxe will sandbag the unwitting with its pale straw color, mild hop flavor, dryness and alluring head of foam. A true Belgian Triple, Grand Luxe is made with unmalted wheat, spicy Belgian yeast and genuine Belgian candy sugar, which contributes to flavor and alcohol content alike.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz bottle old rating -Pours a murky goldenish amber with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, and sugar. Taste of the same with the alcohol coming throught just a bit. This full bodied brew is a well done brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Gran Luxe Tripel Ale--Limited Release 2003 22 oz. Bottle. 9.30% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. Big thin head. Clear bright golden color. Sweet floral Belgian wheat coriander spice front. Sweet crisp body is hot with rich mellow Belgian banana flavor. No sediment yeast notes. Hot spicy clean end. Sampled 7/10/2003.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2207) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Very vinous. Like chardonnay with Westmalle yeast. Delicious but very unbeer like. Belgian wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3265) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pour is a dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is some spice and fruityness along with some sugar. Flavor is a bit off with some candi sugar again and a spice but finishes with a stoung bitterness that leaves a sourness on the tounge. Maybe a bad bottle but this is not an above par triple. Alcohol is not a problem.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Thanks to Tom at Pyramid for breaking this one out. From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a golden-straw-copper clear body with a small, rocky head. Yeasty, musty nose. Vinous, cidery flavor. Hints of apples, pears, and white wine. This beer survived four years at room temperature quite well. I would like to try another. Alcohol well hidden. Carbonation retained nicely. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of horse blanket, mustiness, and fruitiness. Flavor of cherries, berries, caramel and grapefruit with a bit of a bite in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5512) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2006
At first all I got for the nose was a snootful of soapy yeat, but as the head broke up, which it did rapidly, there was some sweet malt, cherries, and berries. Nice hazy amber body. The flavor is a fruity sweet malt, a touch of banana now added, and just a hint of its hefty abv. It has a sweet fruity finish with a low alcohol burn. Not bad.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Not too much apparent in smell or appearence, the 9.3% isn’t really noticeable either. Pretty smooth, but also not that flavorful. I think this is a 2003 bottle. While not at the top of the tripel style, it’s pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
65 cl bottle. Amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweetness, spice, berries, wheat and some yeast. Nice flavour of deacetyl, banana, yeast and hints of coriander, very tasty and speciel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Pours hazy orange with a cream-colored head. Aroma is nice, full of candy sugar, yeast, and wheat. The taste is not great, but very good. The alcohol is completely masked by the candied fruit and spices. Not heavily malted, so the wheat does come through. Like all MacTarnahans beers, good, but not great.


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