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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 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.


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. It’s 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 (1308) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
Makes the mouth tingle from the turbulent carbonation and vast amount of spice. Apple, pear, pepper, tabacco, sourdough bread, curacao and a slight sampling of bubble gum. Well rounded, delicious beer.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 9, 2004
Murky iced tead look with lots of gold and light brown. Head is off-white, almost beige merengue head. Smells of malt, pie crust, apple, clove. Taste is clove, water, spit and some malt. Horrible flavor. Perhaps a bad bottle, purchased in Galveston, TX.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2208) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
This stuff smells like heaven. It just does everything right. There's some sour apples in there, lots of yeast...hazy golden. The flavour is predominately yeast, with a moderately bitter finish. Well balanced malt. Finishes with a warming alcohol flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2004
bottled: golden yellow haze with a tinge of orange splashed in there. white rocky head that disipates. slight lace. nose is woody yeast bread, damp. on the tongue wheat flavors of banana coriander and malt. nice sweet hidden alcohol taste. this one is good, reminds me of a real saison with a little more punch. robust. moderately coplex. new belgium beers are good schtuff. jump back and taste it man.


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