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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2002
A very good American Belgian style beer. Wonderful golden color. Spicy aroma. Smooth going down. Very little aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2590) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Bottle. A cloudy medium golden color with lots of rusing bubbles and a large foamy white head. The aroma is strong and up front with lots of floral hops, citrus, and dry wood. It is dry and spicy on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2002
One of the best American made Belgians I have ever tried......lovely sweet malts, hops, spice, and fruit esthers, with a very smooth finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2002
As good as New Belgium’s Abbey double is, this Triple just might be even better. Amazing that an American brewery could pull this off. Mildly sweet, with plenty of hops and spice. Really enjoyable. Must try it side by side with Golden Monkey sometime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Good solid head, great color and aroma. Almost a roasted flavor at first with a citrus alcohol finish. Huge carbination! A keeper from NB.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Nice head, with a pleasing fruity aroma. Clean smooth aftertaste with just a hint of bitter. Might be the best NB has to offer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Nice citrus tones with an almost warm cidery feel. Smooth flavor and a bit zesty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Nice aroma of yeast and fruit. This beer doesn’t poor a massive head like a lot of belgians. Very nice flavor of yeast and fruit, although withour the depth of some of the true Belgians. Very nice effort from the Colorado brewer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Re-Rate 10/13/02: As with the NB Abbey I rated earlier, this beer is a little over 2 years old. 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, and one ’Sniffable Beer’. The beer begins extremely sweet, the mouthfeel is light to medium, the finish is lightly carbonated, pleasingly dry, modestly hopped, and a touch of alcohol bitterness in the long lasting aftertaste. Once again a beer that is always present in my ’Beer Cellar’, and worth a try. Ranks #96 on my current 1000 beer master list.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Totally boss!!! It’s the same price as the rest of the New Belgium’s, how can you wrong? Tastes like the alcohol is playing hide and seek in mi boca, muy bueno.


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