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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3225) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Draft @ brew pub. Served in a snifter. Golden color was planned. Light thin, white head, with no lace. Nose is lots of Belgian yeast and a nice amount of clove and pear aromas. Carbonation is very soft but works well for the style. Flavor is fruity with candy sugar showing though-out the sip without being too sweet. ABV is hidden well. It’s not going make you come back for more but… no flaws and still a decent representation of the style. The brew master here doesn’t make a bad brew. You always get quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Big thanks to andrewinski1 for this. Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy white head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. 4.0 S: Smells like the first tripel I ever brewed. Clove is the dominant spice along with black pepper and corriander secondarily. Good amount of bubblegum and candi sugar as well. Lots of fruits in this, starting with peach and apricot and ending with pear and something along the lines of mandarin orange. 3.5 T: Clove and corriander stick out immediately. Not as much bubblegum or black pepper as in the nose and also not as fruity. Pear is the dominant fruit component with just a touch of peach and orange. This is much more earthy than the nose suggests. A bit musky and funky. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good amount of carbonation, but it isn’t quite as spritzy as I like in a Belgian beer. Otherwise, smooth. 4.0 D: Solid beer. There were a few categories that could just as easily been half a point higher. I would buy this if I had easy access to it. No real faults and good all around. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-11-2011 20:23:15

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Copper gold color, little head, no lacing. Doesn’t smell like much of anything. Soapy apple flavor with a zesty spiciness, syrupy sweet biscuitlike presence and strong yeasty finish. Really undercarbonated. Not a fan of this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Got a growler to take home since I liked that tasting I had of it at the Portsmouth brewery. Poured from a 64oz. growler into a stemmed glass. The color is a hazy orange/gold with a slight finger of head that disappeared quickly, no laving. The smell is pretty sweet and has a bit of a bubble gum flavor. It also has a slight citrus fruit flavor as well. The taste is sweet with a little tart flavor. Some sugary flavor that seems a bit candy-like with some orange or tangerine flavor. The feel of the beer is pretty light and really drinkable. It does down nicely and leaves little aftertaste. It help cool off my mouth from the spicy calamari that I had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
I liked this beer I wish it had a little more hops ;-) but it was a nice brew none the less. Served in a strait pint glass it had a light white head to it when it came to me the body was a rich golden yellow in color. The aromas were sweet and fruity I didn’t get any hops there. The flavor was toward the sweet as well tons of tropical fruits with a slight dryness in the finish it had light carbonation with a medium body and came off a little syrupy in some ways. I have had a few of these this week and enjoy it. I even had a few of these in a row so the drinkability is there Serving type: bottle


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