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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 itís scary.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4637) - 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 (4420) - 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 ínanas, 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry after the finish. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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 (2272) - 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
MacTarnahanís Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Spine Tingler--Golden Belgian-Style Triple--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV. 23 IBUís. (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 (3489) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22 oz bottle from Joe Canalís 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 itís 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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