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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 Zeusís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2004
Hazy golden hue with a foamy white film and medium carbonation. Aroma is undoubtedly tripelish, very yeasty with a little alcohol heat after a few sniffs. Dried banana complements the grassy saaz with mild floral properties. Notes of hay and citrus. Palate is dry with a certain fruitiness approaching a mix of pears, lemon, peachs and grapefruit. Acidity remains at a very low level though. Itís a well structured example of the style altogether with a cream and bubbly mouthfeel, this could be from Belgium. I donít seem to find any standout qualities though, itís a balanced, straightforward tripel, but there are many more interesting examples whose appeal is not rewarded with such high marks imo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Beautiful golden Belgian ale. The head is doughy and thick. The flavor smacks of wheat and citrus, a wonderful beer...please share with others

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2004
The color, a foggy golden orange color, the head minimal, off white, the lace vaporous. The bouquet, ambosial, bubble gummy, hints of citrus, and even over ripe pineapple. Th taste is of friut wiht an initial sharp bitterness. Alchohol is noticable. It was probably a little to cold when I started drinking it. I should have let it warm up first. Mildly strong brew that sits on the palate nicely. Good warming effect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2004
The Trippel poured golden yellow. It had a good sized, fluffy, white head that displayed good retention and some lacing.

Its aroma was complex - spicy, yeasty, and earthy, with strong tones of corriander, flowery hops, and some hints of bananas.

The taste was some sweetness initially followed by spicy cloves, yeasty bitterness and some slight fruity notes. It was very smooth and medium bodied.

Overall, a very nice, complex, yet well balanced brew. It was very easy drinking - I didnít notice the alcohol at all.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2004
This beer looks very nice off of the pour. A cloudy orangish body with a big white head and very nice lacing. The aroma has a nice combination of yeast, spice, bananna and a hint of hops. The taste is tart and sour, and the spice and citrus bitterness are quite nice. Itís a very full feeling beer, very smooth with a sweet fruity feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - APR 30, 2004
12 Oz Bottle 22 Oct 04: Pours golden yellow with a fizzy white head. Yeasty aroma-banana, apple. Banana flavor with some citrus and apple. A big beer at 8.5% but not noticeable until you stand up. Well done New Belgium. Belgians would be proud.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2004
12 oz bottle (Best Before 07Sep04). Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a small head that consisted of large bubbles and quickly fell. A good amount of carbonation. Aroma of fresh baked sweet banana bread, floral hops, and light yeast. Initially sweet and creamy on the tongue, middle is a citrus - sour apple (not the candy)bite, and finishes with doughy malt smoothness. Body is creamy, just a tad sticky, and woody. Great beers to savor, sip, and enjoy. Thanks New Belgium.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2004
12 oz bottle, snifter. Toast light bread malt (L); flower and perfume hops (M); doughy yeast (L); clove, pepper aromas. Deep golden body with a tall, creamy, white head that is slowly diminishing. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish. Medium-heavy body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: wow, just an amazingly good tripple...I really don't know what else to say...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1303) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2004
Apple juice golden yellow hazy liquid with a fine neat head. Nice banana ester aroma. Good fruit and mild hoppy bitters. Good texture. Nice finish. A good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
I have to admit that after La Folie, this is my favorite beer brewed by New Belgium Brewery. Pours a light golden color with aroma of honey and dandelion. The initial taste is loaded with citrus and lemon bitterness, but this quickly dissipates into light caramel and fruit. It's amazing that New Belgium can mass produce such a high quality beer. Cheers!


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