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RATINGS: 1482   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CjileAle (2) - wilmot, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
Sharp and tingly to the first sip but leaves a nice fresh taste in your mouth. Yeasty, with a citrisy feel. Has a heavy feel on your toung.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2004
thanks clarkvv for sharing this at kuhnhenns. poured a golden with a white head. aromaa nice sweetness, malts, yeast, orange, hints of pineapple, alcohol. flavor, malts, orange. pineapple., hops, alcohol. this was well balanced beer not know if it can be found in michigan but I will be looking for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Saaz and bananas, with a little spice. Yeasty, dough-boy. Finish heavy and sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Beautiful amber color with an off white, substantial head. The lacing is excellent. This beer is really sparkling, it is akin to champagne. The nose is yeasty? and large. I am drinking it from New Belgium’s own glass ($8 for 4). Temp is 48. The taste is identical to the nose. It is yeasty? with great balance. This is the 7.8% brew. It is a hell of a deal for $6 a six pack (on sale). The sweetness sticks around, making for a candy-like aftertaste, but with a tingly hops feel. This really is a fine beer. I am going to stop writing and concentrate on drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Bottle best by May ’05. Very pretty, deep golden body with a big, fluffy white head. Slightly oaky aroma with a bit of alcohol. Flavors were very mellow: some citrus fruit and a mild spiciness. Would have liked to have gotten a bit more intensity out of this one, taste was just too subtle for a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Sharp aroma of grain with some yeast and light sweetness. Perhaps a bit of vegetable smell also. Crystal clear, full golden color with a thin white head. Grainy, spicy full bodied flavor with an alcohol bite. Hop flavor comes through also. Not bad. Let it warm up to get more flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 5, 2004
yeasty smell, very thin head, alcohol comes through slightly, spicy and citrus flavors, mild hoppiness, nice lace on glass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2004
A very nice tripel that pours a orange color with a small off-white head. Very spicy yeasty aroma. Taste is spicy with a very dry finish. Nice spicy hops balance out the fruity malt start. Hints of orange peel and an almost oaky taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Pretty good stuff for the price -- a mere $1.25 per 12 ounce bottle at Wilburs Wine & Spirits in Fort Collins, CO. Beautiful pour with a hefty long-standing head, and lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Nice smell of nuts and yeast. It looks so clear and liight, that the real powerhouse taste and mouth feel is somewhat of a surprse. Has that yeast-malt roundness that makes you know you’ve got a live beer in your mouth. The hearty ABV is well-masked! Overall, a very drinkable brew, though this style is not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4809) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Gold color with a small head. Slightly hoppy. Some corriander spice comes out. Not really well balanced; a citrus zing mixed with the spice just causes too much pain on the palate.

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