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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Inspired by the classic Tripels of Belgium, Fortitude is deep golden in color, highly effervescent, and boasts a clean, dry finish. Utilizing only two malts and one hop variety, this beer showcases the complex fruit and spice flavors contributed by the yeast.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Sweetm lemony aroma. Light pale golden in color with a slight haze. Sweet flavor but with a slight tart edge. My impression is that it is like tripel yeast characteristics on a weiss beer. Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draught (circa 2009-10?). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, lemon zest, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A bit plain, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, apricot, peaches, coriander, pear, banana, and citrus. Flavor of Belgian yeast, citrus, clove, and candi sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Banana fruit aroma. White head. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hazy in appearance with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2009
prickly white pepper nose, zesty carbonation and citrus-juice acidity are doused with an annoyingly heavy amount of juniper, anise and coriander spices, and a grocery-store white sugar granular flavor and texture only makes matters worse. both the spice and sugar level could benefit from more care, while the zesty carbonation and citrus quality should be allowed to drive this beer more. interesting but disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
On tap at the brewpub during GABF 2009. Pours a hazy golden color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of honey, white grapes, wheat, grass, light candy sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, candy sugar, grain, grass, honey, light spice. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Tap at Vine Street - I found this one overly sweet, but perhaps this is because I had it right after a rather dry beer - still, this did not surprise me; this is an American-made tripel after all - a lot of phenols (bubblegum, banana, etc.) and esters from the yeast, without any counterpoint (bitterness, please) makes this a rather one-dimensional tripel - ends with some clove, and a light acidity finally emerges, but a bit too late - eh, not too bad I guess.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
Lightly cloudy pale yellow. Long lasting layer of soft foam. Nice aroma of light grain and alcohol. BIg ABV. Gentle sweetness, grain and floral note.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Tap at Vine Street Pub, Denver.
Pours a deep cheddar orange with an aroma of weak malt and slight fruity biscuit. Flavor is thin, bready malt with a cheese finish. Thick mouthfeel. Yech.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Draught from Mountain Sun. Yellow-golden hazy color with small white head. Smells of fruit, specifically pineapple, and alcohol. Yeast heavy, with flavors of fruit and spices. Hides alcohol very well.


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