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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1921) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2003
This is quite good. I would have to put this up on a par with some of the better Tripels from Belgium. Certainly not a close clone of one. The others that I have had from this brewery should be this good. This proves what they are capable of.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Nice and yeasty in all aspects. Golden pale body, thin white head, esters all over the nose, spices and cloves as well. Light floral and citrus hop character. Alcohol and an effervescent palate followed by a rather dry, bitter finish with some dried barley notes on the finish. Great smooth malt character. Hell, its a trippel, which meand quality right off the bat, this brew fits the bill.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
White, creamy head with tight bubbles. Translucent, no haziness, mild carbonation. Somewhat copper color. Very nice, complex aroma. Bananas and cloves. Light and yeasty. Citrus peels and cloves in the flavor. Tasty, I'm impressed, this is a lot better than most of NB's other stuff. I like. Tastes a lot different than most beers brewed in the US.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Banana esters that you can smell the second the bottle is opened. Heck, you can just about smell this beer from across the room. Slightly hazy yellow-orange color. Good rocky head. Banana and bubblegum flavors. Some corriander. Hops are surprisingly apparent. A bit more bitterness than I"m used to in a trippel. It works though. Quite sweet. One of the best American takes on the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2003
A golden orange color with a thick, full white head. The aroma is immensely intriguing as it is both sweet at tart. Floral, spicy, fruity and a little earthy. The alcohol is only just noticable. Crisp and sharp in the mouth, that softens as it goes down. The flavors are a little disappointing after the wonderful aroma. Musty and dry, but not much else. A good one, but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2003 (7/28/03): Slightly hazy yellow with big white head. Aroma is sweet, orange, herbal, dry. Taste is medium sweet, orange, coriander, pepper, herbal, finishing dry with a light alcohol burn. Medium body. Much better than the first time I tried it. (1/13/03): Cloudy red-orange body with minimal head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange. Taste is sweet, slightly yeasty, fruity (orange and cherry). Aftertaste is slightly cloying and mediciny. Disappointing. (6/3/5/3/10)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
Golden with good white head.Good floral nose.Lightly spiced floral flavor with slight yeasty tang

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Dark golden color, sweet and spicy hop nose. Spicier taste than most other belgian style beers Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Burnt orange body, bottle conditioned, medium white head. Furious column of bubbles rising from the center of the glass. Appetizing aroma of peaches and cream, vanilla, Saaz, yeast, and light alcohol. Brassy wheat character, quite smooth. I find an odd vegetal flavor popping up from time to time. A bit sour and acidic for my taste, and the alcohol is rather prominent, granted it is 8.7% abv...on to Golden Monkey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 Big time peppery hop flavor int the middle and finish. Strong fruits - grapes, apricots - mostly on the middle and back of tongue; front is thinner and not as sweet. Alcohol is too obvious for my tastes. Overall, the flavors are complex and continuously changing from start to finish.


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