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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Floral and spicy aromas with fruity scents of banana. Hazy gold with a fully lasting white head. Dry, spicy, lightly fruity, and earthy. Medium bodied with refreshing carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zickbeer_ye (299) - Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aromas of clove spice and banana with belgian yeast and some malt. Light white head and rich golden body. Spicy clove and malt with yeasty dry fruit flavor. Spicy dry and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Great Belgian yeast, color is wonderfully golden with big perfect white head. Taste outs fantastic, Belgian yeast/banana and grain. Good solid beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, bread, orange and citrus. Flavor was slightly sweet with orange zest, citrus fruits, pepper, subtle caramel and a bit of honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into stemmed glass. Sparkling golden color with a thick, creamy white head and a tiny but steady stream of rapidly ascending carbonation. Medium intensity Belgian yeast aroma with notes of bubblegum, grass, pear and cheese. Flavor follows suit with some subtle banana notes and a slightly tart finish with some coriander spiciness. Palate is pleasantly dry, as a Tripel should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1524) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
It’s a belgiany Belgian full if belgianness. Golden Belgian ale. Pretty standard stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a pastel yellow. A soft golden color like sunshine with a bit of an orange hue when held to the light in the room but with a much brighter lemon color when held to the natural light. A fingers worth of perfect white foam that falls fast but then stays with a ring and film on top.

Nose is bright with fruit. Tropical fruity twang that hints at pineapple, a soft stone fruit sweetness of apricot and a bright citrus zest. Earthy yeast on the nose give it depth and the malt is a rumor of bread. Mild spice and pepper.

The taste is elegant and reserved. It is smooth and creamy but has plenty of bubbles to tickle your tongue and enliven the palate to all the flavors. It drinks like a charm. A bit thin and not too sweet with a touch of dryness and a bit of tartness from the fruit. The grain is light in the body of the beer as it warms and adds a supple quality to the drink. There is a touch of alcohol that enhances the fruit sweetness. The aftertaste is long and dry and this has a mild spice and pepper finish that is simply wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Clove/Banana tones in the first sips that last throughout. A little too gassy that allows the alcohol to seep onto the tongue. Caramel finishes off towards the end. Doesn’t have too much of a sweet cloying presence but is heavy at first. A little bitter but that doesn’t last too long. Definitely a Tripel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled 3/15/2010. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass, with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pepper, herbal, pear, candi sugar, coriander, bread, and yeast spice. Very nice and balanced aromas; with good strength and complexity. Taste of big lemon, pepper, pear, apricot, biscuit, coriander, herbal, grape, candi sugar, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lightly tart spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, pepper, coriander, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of fruity sweetness and spiciness; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly an warming present after the finish. Very smooth to drink, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall this is a highly excellent Tripel! A lot of great flavor; with nice spicy flavor balance and very smooth to drink. Ommegang needs to make a Tripel year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (827) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap last April at a private party at Great Divide brewery with homebrew club KROC. pours apricot with big head and lace. Aroma of grassy hops, orange zest, sweet malts, subtle banana. Moderate carbonation and penetrating mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, minerals, light powder sugar, subtle chamomile, white grapefruit. Overall relatively smooth and easy drinking with some complexity.

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