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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Samuel Adams New World Tripel: Pale gold in color, this ale is big, flavorful and complex. A special Belgian yeast strain adds tropical fruit and spice notes to the crisp dry ale, while Saaz hops add a subtle herbal note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Deep gold, fluffy white head. Nose is yeasty soft fruit. Sweet and bitter both pull on the tongue. Middle is alcohol, caramel, bananas. Alcohol is predominate out the back. Seems to be missing something, but still interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours a dark golden color with a large foamy off white head. Notes of caramel, fresh grass, ammonia hops, and baked bread. Nice balanced tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3972) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, 2012 vintage. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of banana, lemon, pear, pepper, clove, floral, earth, candi sugar, oak, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; very inviting. Taste of apple, pear, banana, pineapple, pepper, clove, bubblegum, earth, floral, oak, candi sugar, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, bubblegum, floral, herbal, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of flavors, with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel style. Very nice flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigbully100678 (6) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
Pours a hazy golden color. Smells of spices, yeast, and tropical fruit. Nice foamy, slowly dissipating head with slight lacing. Taste is of spiciness at beginning and end, mixed with fruits. Particularly banana and guava. Clean finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oscbert (1193) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
~Strong aroma of guava, passion fruit, and clove. ~Pours hazy golden color with big fluffy white head. ~Spicy clove and banana flavor with vanilla and bread. ~med light bodied, with med high C02, yeasty sweet spice finish. ~Complex and very enjoyable. Was a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1268) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
[Bottle] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is huge fruit punch. Lychee, apricots, sprite. Taste is very similar with some peaches and canned pears as well. A little thin, good finish length. Alcohol quite well hidden. Overall, I really liked the flavor profile of this, and I thought it was nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
pours a pale darker golden with a huge white head. This beer is full of flavors, there are tropical fruit flavors and sour fruit also, there is some floral tastes and it is slightly tart. This beer ends up with a bit of bitterness and some pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Poured a somewhat cloudy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is banana, pineapple, bubblegum, raisin, earthy, herbs, and pear. Taste is grape, pineapple, raisin, banana, with a bittersweet and astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with small frothy white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is yeast and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and honey with light dry finish. A very good Tripel from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of frothy off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body. The funky aroma was citrus malty and fruity. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of bubbly citrus mild funk and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.

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