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New Belgium The Trip XV (Buckwheat Belgian-Style Ale)



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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Buckwheat Belgian Style-ale brewed with dates, dandelions & buckwheat

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark mahaogany with a beige head that falls after a minute or two. Aroma is pleasantly nutty, a little caramel. Taste is bittersweet, roasty and savory with the dandelions standing out the most; I also get clove and wood. Carbonation is medium and so is the body. Interesting. Addendum: this beer really started to grow on me. I find myself craving it the next day! Upping my scores...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5085) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2013
Clearly mahogany color. Huge buckwheat nose. Big malty backbone, tons of buckwheat and dandelion. Lingering buckwheat finish. Too much buckwheat but ok. Too cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Iím not doing a great job of picking out the dandelion influence, but the dates and buckwheat are here and this tastes pretty damn good. Wishing I bought a case rather than a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Clear dark copper color with fleeting tan head. Big toasted dark grain, molasses, toffee aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice dark pit fruit, molasses, toasted dark bread flavors--smooth finish---good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel, thin to moderate sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Grainy straw aroma, soft sweetness, a little whole wheat breadiness.   Yeah, real grainy.   Soft malty breadiness on the tongue, soft sweetness, a little caramel, slightly grainy.   Canít say I am a big fan so far.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet bready and grainy finish.   Maybe this is Buckwheat?   I thought only horses at that?   Too dull and bready for my likes.   Then again, I ainít no horse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at Apex, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is subtle, with buckwheat above anything. Flavour brings out dates upfront, pillowed by the buckwheat and more dry dark fruits. Extraordinary depth to this one, characterized by the dark fruit and dry qualities of the buckwheat. Really well-rounded and a pleasure to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
bottle from Letís Pour. raisin colored pour, medium bodied. Raisiny flavor, plums, dates also. Not a huge raisin flavor but was the dominate one. somewhat watered down dubbel. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
On tap. Opaque brown with ruby bleeding, large beige, tiny bubble cap. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, biscuit. Taste is the same but high malt of plum and raisin. Very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5417) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roasty, earthy, dark fruit (dates), buckwheat, molasses sweetness, and maybe a touch floral. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin fast-dying tan head. Aroma of chocolate, figs, roasted malt, cola and buckwheat perhaps. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with a bunch of sugars, some banana and clove yeast flavours with a hint of chocolate, peat and more buckwheat and bitterness. Aftertaste shows some bitterness, roasted malt, pit fruits, apples and a bit of yeast flavours. Overall, a nice and complex beer with some deeper flavours and a lot of depth - with a lot of buckwheat and bitter malt notes. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (Pearl, downtown) on 11-April-2013 for US$5.99 sampled here at my hotel room in Portland on 13-April-2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle from Aaron (fucken a!), shared @ Oakquinox 2013. Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is dominated by bread and toast. Some buckwheat, very light spice and fruit. No real dandelion character. Decently roasty. Some sweet molasses and bread to the flavor. Very toasty and moderately roasty. Thereís a touch of dandelion, some buckwheat, and hints of fruit. A light spice character and yeast as well.

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