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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Summer   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.


HonusWagner's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
Perhaps I sat on my bottle too long, because I didn’t really get anything resembling what I expected. It would be hard to describe the flavors, something like perhaps what I imagine burnt granola might taste like, but overall the beer, while not undrinkably awful, was certainly not "belgian pale ale with vanilla beans" tasting.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueshockey24 (346) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Can. Pours hazy amber/orangish with off white head. Aroma is sweet malty with the expected Belgian aroma. Taste is sweet malty banana clove vanilla with a bitter hoppy finish. It’s pretty good but i’m not a big Belgian beer fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Hazy orange yellow in color... Aroma of vanilla bean, Belgian malts, citrus... Flavor is vanilla bean, Candi sugar, Belgian malts, some biscuits... Light citrusy hop finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2998) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Thanks to Tristan for the can. Pours a hazy orange with a thick off white head. Smooth medium body malt taste with light hop bitterness, Belgian yeast notes like clove and hints of vanilla. Aroma is Belgian yeast clove, but little else. Just ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 2/16/2016. Pours hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, peppercorn, clove, light bubblegum, honey, wheat, toasted biscuit, light vanilla, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, earthy hops, and light vanilla notes; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, orange peel, pear, apple, white grape, banana, peppercorn, clove, light bubblegum, honey, wheat, toasted biscuit, light vanilla, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, orange zest, pear, apple, white grape, banana, peppercorn, clove, honey, wheat, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, earthy hops, and light vanilla flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance and minimal astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness that increases through the glass, and gets slightly astringent. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth crisp, and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balance mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, earthy hops, and light vanilla flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2980) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2016
More backlog. Pours out a nice copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of fruity Belgian yeast, light bubble gum, light spices and some bitterness. Taste is much the same, lots of fruity yeast comes through with grain, bubble gum, light floral notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5229) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Can shared. Pours reddish orange with small white head. Smell and flavor are Vanilla bean, marshmallow, malt, and belgian fruit most notably Apple, pear, and some candy sugar, light to medium body. Average

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (935) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
The aroma includes coriander, bread and vanilla. Hazy dark orange body with a mild off-white head. Light bitterness balanced by vanilla and coriander. Smooth with a little bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (4710) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Il y a des fruits jaunes derrière cette vanille et ces épices. Drôle de blonde que cette Trifecta qui vient d’être libérée de cette longue canette. En bouche, des éléments sucrés qui se combinent à la vanille brouillent les apparences. Les épices de la levure me ramènent quand même au style. Les fruits sont moins. La bouche est belge, crémeuse, bien aérée. La finale de vanille et de houblons est singulière. Pas difficile à boire mais moins amusante que prévu.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a hazy Amber with heavy lacing and good retention of half finger head. Aromas of coriander, apricot, yeast, bread. Moderately bitter and mildly sweet . Yeasty. Heavy mouthfeel. Thick and chewy. Long mildly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Poured from can amber body with a nice white head. Aromas of belgian yeast honey bread and vanilla. Taste is nice with a spicy Carmel like finish.


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