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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 254   ABV: 8.47%
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Little Johnís local bees create a spring wildflower-honey that lends a sweet, earthy complexity to a traditional style of beer (triple) with a balancing snap of ginger in the finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours sparkling, almost clear red/copper with a short tan head. Aroma is yeast, a little funky, pears and other white fruits....honey. Flavour is sweet, yeasty, honeyed and fruited... A little sticky, well hidden alcohol. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
22 ounce bottle into chalice, 2012 vintage. Pours fairly clear orange copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, lemon zest, honey, ginger, pepper, candi sugar, biscuit, floral, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, ginger, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, honey, ginger, pepper, biscuit, floral, candi sugar, light caramel, clove, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, ginger, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, light pepper, light caramel, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with the malt, honey, and ginger; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced Tripel. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Botttle courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks. Pours a dark copper with a beige head Nose of yeast and spices. Ginger I think. Medium body. Flavor is sweet with the honey but is earthy at the same time Finish shows some Belgian yeast fruity tones.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Fairly floral, earthy, apple/pear fruity, honey, banana aroma. Well carbonated. Tangy, goopy/sugary, banana, fairly spicy, honey flavor. I didnít enjoy this one very much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bomber. Copper color with medium head. Sweet honey upfront with a weirdly sour aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Delicious with a truckload of honey and well-disguised alcohol, distinct but still noticeably classic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Decent triple. Aromas of banana, yeast and a little bubble gum flavour which adds some funk to this triple. Floral leave with some yeast. Pours clear gold, average carbonation. On tap at Hopcat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear light amber color with a smallish white head. Nose is a little sweet with hints of honey and spice in there. Taste has a hint of sweetness, but is remarkably light and easy to drink. One of the best tripels Iíve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Honeydew melon aroma, otherwise very bready.   Shrubby spices up front, malty, meatly, backside shows some of that honeydew melon.   Light ginger emerges as this beer warms.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Comes across as a little sticky, but thankfully not too much.   As far as American Tripels go, this one has a mountain shrub sort of spiciness, a bit earthy and alpine region like.   Interesting, albeit a bit average.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2560) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Tap. Amber with small head. Strong honey, mild ginger bite and extremely pleasant. Very good, unique flavor and complexity.


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