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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Tripel Perfection. An audacious claim based on three years work at happily perfecting our take on a tripel. 8.9% ABV, lush aromas, full body, elegant tastes – with a hint of spicing – and a perfect body paired with lively effervescence.
The tripel is among the most popular of Belgian ales. Brewed with simple ingredients and fierce attention, there is little room for error, but plenty of opportunity. Perfection isn’t easily achieved – but once achieved it is always memorable.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
750 ml. bottled Nov 13, 2014. Pours mostly clear and light amber. Beautifully active body supports an enduring, creamy film of cappuccino-like foam and leaves a perfect cobweb of sticky, sugary lace. Nose is sweet and spicy with flowery honey, white grapes, clove, citrus zest and apple bubblegum. Flavors of dried apricot, pear bubblegum, clove, honey, white wine, citrus zest, wood and a pinch of white pepper. Medium body has a smooth medium-high carbonation and a sweeping spicy-dry finish that balances the front sweetness in fine fashion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Date stamp is difficult to read. ".3/14" ? First part is kind of blurred/stretched out. Enjoyed from a Chimay Goblet. Hazy orange color. Thin off-white / khaki head. Leaves good ridges of lace. Looks pretty good, aside from being a touch darker than I’m used to for a tripel. Pours with moderate-plus strength carbonation, but not uncomfortably nor unnecessarily strongly carbonated (like some belgian beers can be). Medium to bigger body, good full feel. Mildly dry finish. Really fantastic big, bright complex fruity flavor. Definitely different than your typical tripel, but it’s a good thing, much more interesting. Much more of a bright citrus aspect that is really pleasant. Mild spiciness. Banana bread. Seeing the (mild) pear. Nice mild biscuity malt breadiness. Love how this manages to be not too sweet unlike most tripels, the nice mild dry finish is pretty pleasant. Just a moderate sweetness, and a moderate bitterness, with a pleasant very mild warmth at the end. Very easy and pleasant to sip on overall. A fantastic tripel. Better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (310) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a crystal clear golden color with a large white pillowy head. Aroma is herb, clove, malt, apple, pear, yeast, bread, spice, lemon, coriander, bread. Taste is bread, apple, pear, spice, clove, coriander, lemon, orange peel, pepper, herbs, slight honey sweetness, yeast. Overall a good tripel although not my absolute favorite, was expecting slightly more from Ommegang.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle picked out by my wife, pours gold, passes minimal light through, thick off white head. Big mouth of clove, mild biscuit. Full body, mild booze burn.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
revolution2718 (289) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours hazy golden with nice fluffy head. Something seems off here. First impression was buttered popcorn, diacetyl, an off flavor. I get some of the spicy yeast, apple, but I can't get past the buttered popcorn. I love ommegang, I've been to the brewery, but something is definitely wrong here. Batch brewed 11/13/14, bomber.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2569) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
1/24/2015. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Hazy amber with a fluffy white head. Sweet fruit, banana, light spices, honey. Similar flavors, some acidity up front, buttery texture, spices and citrus with a long dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2996) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 11/12/2014. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, bubblegum, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, bubblegum, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, bubblegum, honey, candi sugar, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale/bready malt flavors; with an awesome crisp malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible spiced tripel style. All around outstanding balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. An insanely delicious offering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
A beautiful, nicely rounded triple with hay, bread, a drying finish and a pillow of lush foam atop a richly spiced beer. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2359) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Soft fruit, wheat, slightly spicy. Medium bodied, candy and wheat. Fruit esters, and a bit of alcohol. Long wheat finish with some light bitterness and a bit more warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Hops & Pie. Gold and hazy appearance with a white head. Spicy Belgian notes, clove, fruity esters, light banana, rustic yeast and mild bitterness. Medium body with a crisp, dry feel. Overall, nicely done and easy to drink.


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