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RATINGS: 1470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. The Three Graces hand-painted on the label are Zeus’s daughters Aglaia (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth) and Thalia (good cheer). In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Hazy golden color with a medium head. Sweet yeasty aromas of fruit and spices. Floral hops balance out the sweet malts and vanilla flavors. Smooth, with a slight bitter aftertaste, but pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Totally transparent and magnifying gold in color with a cloistered bubble sheet that encompasses about two-thirds of the width of the head. Aroma is rocking and woeful simultaneously - sourdough, pale malt, wet dog, corn flakes, sugarless banana crème, cloves and lemons. Flavor gently dances in. Cloves, pepper and coriander precede a pale malt profile, accentuated with a sour baguette crust persona. A hint at citric characteristics, but they never come full circle. Musky, with eclectic elements of cumin and cornstarch. Waxy palate and medium-bodied. Balance seems a bit off at first, then comes together ten minutes post-pour, and then it’s out of whack again, bringing in some dactylic alcohol. Finishes like lemon butter on sourdough. Glad to have tried it. Thanks to CaptainCougar for the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Gold pour with a big rocky white head. Aroma is mild and slightly malty with some spice. Flavor has some spice and alcohol with a sweet finish. Palate has too much alcohol burn. Trippels have been turning me off lately. The style seems overwhelmed with alcohol except for a few wonderful exceptions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 I am not very familiar with this brewer as they are not available in my state, fortunately my wife was able to bring me a couple of bottles from a trip out west. I love Abby Tripels in general so I was excited to try this one. Sampled from an attractive 12 oz bottle this beer poured a cloudy bright golden color with a huge yellow-white head that lingers for quite some time and leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet with a strong yeasty presence and a hint of pear. The flavor is sweet and fruity with pear and apricot elements undertoned with a yeasty presence. The finish is tangy and fruity. I wish I could get some more of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Surprisingly light in color with a tight, lively head. Salt cured meat dominates the doughy aroma. Prickly mouthfeel doesn’t fit the style for me - I want my Trippels creamy and smooth. More bacon, overripe banana, bourbon and plums in the body. Good, but thin throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Detected a bread doughy aroma. I guess that would be simular toa moldy floral aroma maybe. Dark golden color with small white head. Somewhat of a sour citrus lime flavor to this beer. Little harsh on the palate but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Tasted several times at brewery. Clear golden color and off-white head. Citrusy/banana/clove flavor to go with the slightly floral aroma. One of the better offerings from NBB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Pours a clear light golden with a medium head that fades to a thin layer. Aroma is mild and of slight grainy malt, floral honey. Flavor is grainy malt, honey, mild citrus, and a slightly floral. Medium body, slightly sticky/oily palate. Decent beer, well crafted but theres not much special about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Light yeasty flavor with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is somewhat creamy and malty with a little bit of graininess in there as well. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 Medium body with semi-high carbonation. Citrus taste with spicy and bitter notes. Very smooth and flowing and drinkable. The medium mouthfeel coats the buds well and the flavor really comes out better as it warms a bit. To me it tastes pretty much like what it is, an American version of a Tripel. But it is good, just a different taste than the true thing.

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