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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
a nice butterscotch color with a creamy white head and champagne carbonation. Pear banana and apple aroma with notes of corriander. A wonderful well balanced flavor. Silky smooth palate. Tastes of pear apricot and mild apple on the back end with corriander playing nicely with each flavor. This comes pretty close perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wesyates (55) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2010
I don’t really rate anymore unless I can say some really nice things. That being said... Holds a head for at least 20 minutes. Deep orange with a lacy off-white head. Beautiful. Aroma is spices, piney earthy hops, nice grassiness with some aniseed and a touch of pear. Body is bone dry without any astringency what-so-ever. Great carbonatiion. The flavor is decidedly peppery, with no unpleasant malt sweetness. Finishing very dry with an incredibly high amount of bitterness without being biting. Seriously, this ranks in right up there with Westmalle, might be better. I don’t know the last time I had a Tripel this good. Bravo!

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
On tap at the Stirling Hotel. Hazy amber/orange color with a citrus aroma with slight malty notes. Full bodied, smooth with little to no alcohol coming through, very drinkable. Smooth mouth feel with light citrus notes and a very slight dry finish. Super balanced triple. A bit less body than a "true" Belgian triple but more than Victory’s golden monkey. Overall, awesome triple extremely enjoyable and maybe even a great entry triple for someone just starting to try some craft beer! Don’t pass this up, especially if you see it on tap!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
On draft at The Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC. This was the best of the session. This Triple hit on every category. The best of Ommegang. Very complex, well done and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (796) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (531) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with white head. Has a strong yeast and wheat aroma with some lemon. Taste is smooth to start with citrus and wheat flavors, and finishes with grains, malt, spices, and heavy yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Rerate from a 750 ml bottle. Hazy golden-orange colour with a tight white head. The aroma is quite spicy and fruity. Lots of orange peel and some heavy perfumey character. Lots of Belgian yeasty spice and a fairly lovely bubble gum sort of character. A cooling almost wintergreen sort of flavour with a touch of light peppery character as well. Lots of peppery spice and a fairly rich but dry sort of phenolic character. Warming really intensifies the yeasty muskiness. Dryer than I recall it - which is a good thing. Intensely spicy and herbal with a lot of black pepper and a little bit of cardamom. Really excellent balance and quite a lovely brew. Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is lightly sweet and lightly spicy. A touch of Belgian pale malt and a pretty prominent apricot fruitiness. Light clovey spice and some other actual spiciness (not yeasty). Slightly fruity with a touch of grassy hoppiness. A bit of earthiness on the back with just a bit of light banana esters. It’s less sweet than most US versions, but it could be drier still. OK. 8 4 7 3 15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium golden color with a medium sized white head that lingered and produced some lacing. The aroma was tangy and tart with notes of citrus, honey, sugar and apple. The flavor was tart, tangy, sweet and yeasty with note of sugar, ripe pears, apples and hints of caramel and spice. The finish was long, tangy and sugary with ripe fruits lingering. Some alcohol shows through. Excellent.

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