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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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
Rasmus40 (9836) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Light hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, citrus and light yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Light dry and moderate bitter finish. 110113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle, 7.1%. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast and hop. Flavour is malt, yeast, fruit, medium sweet, hop, orange peel, little vanilla and a medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, yeast, straw, hops and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12754) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle at Ølbutikken - shared with the Swedes. Clear amber a white head. Knækbrød. Fruity. Ok bitterness. Honey sweetness. Light herbal notes. Red berries. Ok. Some yeasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Kappy’s in Falmouth (Special neck tag, Kappy’s #2 Barrel series). From Night Shift website: Batch #7. Aged in a Knob Creek barrel. (8.3% ABV). Pours out a murky burnt orange color. Thin frothy head that quickly goes to lacing. Aroma of oak, vanilla and char. Flavor of vanilla, sweet raisin notes, char and yeasty dryness. Smooth texture, very easy to drink. Lingering sweet plum and charred vanilla flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (235) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 The pour is opaque with a thin head. The nose is slight for the yeast used. Belgian yeast can give a very prononced nose in a pale. The taste is Belgian with a certain harshness not attributable to hops. There is hops and the harshness comes before the hops. A certain sourness in a pale? Is it enjoyable? Yes! Is it a Belgian Pale Ale? Tell me. A growler from the brewery and tasted at the brewery. From a 2.1 to a 3.3 750 ml bottle, filled on 5/8/12, Batch 5, 7.1% ABV, on 10/10/12. Nose is stronger more malty and a hint of vanilla. There is a smoothness to the beer that was absent in prevuious tasting. Age this beer. Trifecta: three friends, three Trappist yeasts, and the Holy Trinity - it’s the Trappist connection. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Praise God for the Trappists and Belgian beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Until reading the description I did not know there was vanilla beans in this. Would not have guessed that. Overall easy drinking, didn’t eave seem like 7%. Crisp, clean, some bitter hops balanced well with the yeast and belgian style sweetness. A bit of citrus, a hint of wheat too. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4164) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Cage is ridiculously difficult...Pours hazy deep gold into a tulip. Off-white head crackles and recedes to nothing. Sweet caramel, candy corn and marshmallow aromas. Thin with a mildly sharp carbonation. Sweet yeast, bready caramel and tree fruit front to back and through the sweet, medium length marshmallow finish.

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