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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2008
V - clear ultra light pale yellow.with lacy foamy white head
A - strong aroma of citrus and grassy wheat with some orange peel and banana spices as well. Touch too citrusy to warrant anything more than a good rating.
T - good balance of citrus and banana spices. bit watered down per usual Pike.
P - smooth with a late alcohol kick. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Warming malty and slightly yeasty spicy flavor with some citrus hints. Has a fruity malty spicy warming yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2008
22 oz bottle

Thanks to malachi for shipping me a bottle of this in a recent shipment. The rest have gone into the cellar but this one was too hard to resist cracking open. Not only does Pike have an interesting location on the waterfront they make some interesting beers as well. This particular one is no slouch; if all tripels were made to this standard the world would be a better place.

Aroma / Appearance - A large bleached white head grew quickly before settling into the transparent cider colored body beneath. Apple sauce, honey, butterscotch and pears blended into a fruity sweet harmony. The overall impression was almost like a sweet white dessert wine.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel was a bit thicker than a dessert wine but the taste was not. Pear, apples and honeycomb merged into a fruity trio that pleased both the tongue and throat. The dry slightly bitter finish was not unlike rye toast. It doesn’t really stand out from the true Belgian beers but for an American take on the style it is well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle: Crisp golden color with a nice puffy white head. The nose is citrusy with some nice lemon and peppery notes, ample yeast esters and a candy sugar snap. The flavor is balanced; moderate body with a doughy pale malt note. Finishes yeasty. Nice earthiness and a light bubblegum note in the tail. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 Cracker, yeasty dough, musty + earthy aroma. Kefir lime leaves, orange, coriander, vanilla. Overly ripe fruit (cantelope, pear). Metallic, anise flavor front and mid. Interesting hops bitter sneaks in there for a moment. Clean yeasty finish. The sour metallic thing dosn’t turn me on. Alchohol comes thru in mid. I agree with the peppery flavor observation of past posters, but don’t see the peach so much. The spicy yeast taste really dominates. Palate is mediocre. Medium bodied, lively soapy texture. Dosn’t quite cut it next to imported belgians.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2008
At the very silly looking brew up. Bit of candy taste. Sweet. All around ok triple that won’t amaze you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
Very light golden bidy with a little haze. Aroma is spicey with a touch of citrus fruit. Peppers upfront and quit yeasty without the complexity of sugar cand and malt balance. Rather average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear light golden color with a medium thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of malt, spices and tart fruit. Medium body with flavors of yeast, peppery hops and fruit. Some sweet malt is present at times too. The finish is tart fruit and spices with a bit of banana lingering behind. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Orange, cold hazed beer under small bubbly white head. Bubblegum (4-v...guaiacol...) over some cloves - Weizen tripel? Toasted malts, white candi sugar, honey (?), and good attenuation. Medium body, alcohol is obvious. Wh/ye/labs/ast, technically OK, but it isn’t inviting to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2135) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2009 old rating: 6/3/7/3/14 - 3.3 Ɣ/5/2008) pours a little hazy orange-yellow with a medium size white head, and some lacing. smell of graham cracker, yeast, spice, banana, wheat, and a slight amount of sweet fruits. taste is creamy, spice, bread dough, a touch of caramel, wheat, peach, pear, banana, and other sweet fruit, and some pepper, ends slightly bitter and a bit sticky.

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