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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Three distinct Trappist yeasts – one earthy, one fruity, and one spicy – combine to produce the unique personality of this Belgian-style pale ale. Zesty hops, gentle malts, and a few vanilla beans provide a crisp, smooth profile, while the trio of yeast strains ferment the beer into an elegant harmony of flavors. From chaos, comes Trifecta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
750 bottle date of 10/8/ 14. Dirty hazy color thin lasting head. Aroma shows me Belgain yeast, very mild vanilla, some light traces of honey. Yeah all the flavor is here and.proper but a tad on the stale side. This feels like it is a bit past its prime. Still pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft during EBF weekend. Poured a deep gold body with an average sized foamy white head. Aroma and flavor of Belgian yeast, banana peel, menthol notes, grainy bread crusts. Average mouthfeel with carbonation that is a bit on the strong side. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at the brewery: Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is Belgian funk, spices, and a little citrus fruit. Taste is more of the same, with the funk really standing out. Light to medium body, not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4260) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Embouteillé le 2-18-2015, 7,2% alc. Un beau liquide doré foncé avec une mousse blanche. Un nez bien épicé avec des notes de poivres noirs. En bouche on retrouve des saveurs d’épices, de poivre entre autre et de sirop d’érable (probablement confondu avec les gousses de vanille).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5860) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottled 2/18/15 batch, drunk February and March 2015.
Amber bodied liquid is clear or nearly so, with an off-white head that is very well-retained.
Tons of esters and phenols in the nose recount pears, cherries, black pepper, vanilla, apples, currants and so forth. It’s not overpowering, nor is there any alcohol. Soft toffee and light brown bread-like maltiness add a backbone and there is little to no sign of hops. Maybe a touch of doughiness?
Two main things strike me about this beer. It’s well-done and wonderfully well-fermented/produced. There’s no dirtiness/yeastiness/blandness, no off-flavors of any sort and the carbonation and body are spot-on (fine, tight carbonation and a medium body with a soft, nearly creamy texture). But second, it’s got no real character. With all of the yeast flavors coalescing to really produce nothing striking of any sort, it’s just sort of a mouthful of malts and esters/phenols. That’s fine, though, and not every beer has to be a knock-your-socks-off, novel, crazy trendsetter. Certainly plenty of trappist character, though no one brewery stands out here. Seems more like an everyday Belgian ambree. The finish is loaded with peppery phenol and scrumptuously chewy maltiness (caramel, buttercream) and a touch of sourdough. Good stuff. Nowhere near overdone on the vanilla (would barely know it’s in there).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Belgian spice, yeast and fruit aromas. Similar Belgian flavors, yeast and spice hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2016 Re-rate. Can this time. Thanks to ModeEngage! hazy golden amber with a small, foamy beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of yeast, pears, banana, clove, earthy must, light citrus, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel, citrus, yeast, banana and pear esters, vanilla and some spicy, earthy malts underlying. Medium bodied, smooth and soft with a slightly dry end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdindy (38) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2014
pours dark cloudy orange, aroma of spices and yeast. smooth malty body, citrus hops and heavy spices in the finish. overall good blend of flavors, worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Hazy light brown pour with a light head. Lots of bubblegum, ripe plantain, clove, doughy malts. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Not a huge fan. Cloudy milky straw pour. Aroma is clove, bubble gum, banana and wheat. Taste is sweet pink bubble gum.

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