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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A surprisingly sublime Belgian-style triple offering an electrifying blend of spicy aromatics balanced with a lively malt palate that is so good it’s scary.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Smells fantastic Creamy and tingly. Looks pretty good. This is pretty good. A sweetness to it with a bit of citrus as well. Definitely tingly. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkapostasy (4) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
A very good beer, not too big, not over the top just a very good belgian ale. It packs a big punch. My wife who likes the soft belgians like blue moon thinks this is as good as duvel. This has a better flavor than duvel but not as clear or crisp. So at the right price it is an excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, light golden body with a meringue-like, airy, white head. The head collapses but sustains a thin coating.

Smell: Sweetish nose of pils and wheat malt with notes of honeysuckle, spicy-scented whole peppercorns, aromatic esters of stone fruits and pulped ’nanas, chewing gum, and alcohol.

Taste: Pilsner malts with a tickle of tangy wheat malt. Moderately sweet with a sugary flourish. Splash of tart pear and banana juices. A few green peppercorns. A quarter teaspoon of sweetened lemon cream. Small hint of alcohol. Drying, fruity, and spicy on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Not overly sweet, not too boozy, and not burdensomely heavy in the mouthfeel department -- I kinda liked it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a clear, corn-kernal gold, with a light fog, and a small white head. Has a very light yeast aroma, with straw and slight sweat banana bread and cedar. Taste is of sweet bread and salty spices -- even some cinnamon and allspice. Carbonation is on the higher side, with a medium to full body. Finish is strong, with a mild bitterness. Other notes: Not overpowering, but strong enough. Randomly grabbed it off the shelf at the local store. Will buy again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (1782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Slightly hazy bright golden amber with a good white head and vertical streaks of lace. The taste begins with strong caramel mixed with light spices, honey, wheat, and toast. The flavor grows through the palate to a edgy, non-hoppy finish that brings things back to a nice balance. A solid example of a Belgian Ale. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Spine Tingler--Golden Belgian-Style Triple--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV. 23 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin no lace head. Hazed thin bright straw gold color. Rich aromatic Belgian fruit ester banana coriander front. Light sediment. Thin zesty sweet dry rich Belgian fruit ester pilsner malt body. Bottle conditioned CO2 notes. Clean rich dry sweet citrus hint Belgian spicy end. Sampled 5/16/2010. $4.79 Each.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Aroma is not strong but still inviting, fruity, malty and a little yeasty. It pours a clear solar yellow with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent white head. Rich flavor has firm pear, banana and yeasty notes with a malty underpinning and a subtle alcohol nip. Lively, fizzy flavor gets the attention of your mouth and trachea - you can feel it all the way down to your tummy. A spine tingler indeed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2012
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a small foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. No glass lacing, and a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big apricot, banana, clove, bread, pepper, grass, apricot, apple, pear, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength and complexity. Taste of big apricot, pepper, pear, banana, clove, bubblegum, bread, earth, candi sugar, and yeast spiciness. Fairly dry on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, pear, apricot, pepper, clove, bread, and earth spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of sweet/peppery flavors; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected for the style, with crisp carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming after the finish present. Very smooth and easy to sip on. Overall this is a damn nice Tripel. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on. A really well done effort. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22 oz bottle from Joe Canal’s Rio Grande. Poured a rather dull golden/straw body with only slight effervescence and a large pillowy bright white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, pepper, sugar, bread, touch of lemon and tropical fruit rind. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and a dry finish that is suprising considering the sweetness in the aroma and flavor. Flavors of Belgian yeast, white pepper, lemons, tropical fruit rinds, candy and straw. This is a really good beer and definitely far better than what it’s rating, a suprise sleeper hit especially considering the ugly ass label.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Out of a 22 oz. from Uptown Market. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Smell is malty and sour. Taste is full and sour. Not a hint of alcohol considering the high ABV. A well made Belgian ale.


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