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RATINGS: 1488   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 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 (1327) - 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 (4864) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Gold/Orange Coloring. No Head. The Double Made a Bigger Impression On Me. The Taste Was Pretty Mild..Some Alcohol Comes Out. Yeast, Citrus and Herbs/Flowery. Not Bad but Disappointing After the Double.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3406) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 The beer has changed significantly with the introduction of the slightly lower alcohol brew. Many of the floral, spicy overtones are now gone. In a side by side tasting the older formula was markedly better. I don’t know exactly what they changed but a formerly fine product now seems mediocre. When tasting this see if you have the older 8.5% or the new 7.8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Golden-orange in colour. Aroma is dominated by yeast, along with citrus and hops. The flavour is spicy, slight hops, quite yeasty, floral and wonderfully balanced. It finishes peppery and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2004
(Best by 23/APR/2005) Typical tropical Belgian yeast nose. The head fell fast, but a nice ring stayed around the glass. The palate is medium in body and nice and dry. The finish becomes sweet, but not cloying. I like this beer.

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