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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy deep gold color with a large white head. The nose has a slight metallic note, some apple, and Belgian yeast. The flavor has a little tropical fruit, spice, and candy sugar. Light body with high carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden. I have to say, itís pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Pours a pretty gold with a voluminous, fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy with grape skins, tropical fruit, yeast notes and sweet malt. Taste is spicy up front with more tropical fruit notes, candied fruit, sweet malt, grassy hops, soft booze, and yeast. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Ends with more spicy notes, dusty yeast, tropical fruit, ripe fruits soaked in booze, grass and flowery notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
January 6, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. My (really?? I donít remember bringing this) 750ml corked & caged bottle. Bottle #1251. Hazy orange-gold with a huge fizzy/fluffy white/off-white head (4-). Not much aroma - light wheat, with banana and pear, mild spice. Taste is sweet and fruity, a watery and overly sweet and simple attempt at a triple. Syrupy, slick, good carbonation, quick-finishing .... not offensive, just overly simple - did not mind drinking it, but does not make me forget Westmalle by any stretch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (1950) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a tall, semi-creamy eggshell head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, toast, cereal grain, lots of fruit, mostly stone fruit notes, some citrus, lots of peppery and coriander spice, a pretty decent amount of alcohol. Flavor is big spicy yeast up front, followed by some stone fruit, dark fruit, clove, anise, pepper, coriander, booziness and raisin. Finishes with lingering yeasty spice, spicy and earthy hops and alcohols. Palate is medium to heavy body with a slick-but dry, boozy feel, moderate strength, blanketing and sharp carbonation and more alcohol burn than it can carry. Overall itís a bit of an overly yeasty, hot, boozy mess, but itís still passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle hazy yellow huge head. Tastes smells of yeast sweet spice banana bubble gum fizzy. Thick. Good stuff. Had about 12 oz. sweetness started to get to me but prior to that good stuff. Not a whOle lot of barrel flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a nice hazy yellow. Enjoyed on tap at JL Beers in Fargo. What a great tripel. Very nice sweet candy aromas and flavours. Some citrus too. Great mouthfeel...smooth and delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
This was marvelous. Vanilla, bubblegum, sweet aroma. Nice sweet malty flavour. Quality tripel from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Another excellent beer. This is a beer that attempted to make a really good tripel without upsetting any boundaries and did a fantastic job at it. Quite tasty. 2 for 2 in this series so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle. Aroma is nicely fruity Belgian characteristics, clove, banana, yeast, a light amount of fruit hops poking through. Appearance is a golden color, wonderful lacing, with a thick white head that lingers. It just looks like an appetizing beer. Taste is very nice, the bubble gum fruitiness, then a nice spice note, and the yeast notes. Plate is effervescent on the back of the throat, but a rather clean aftertaste. Overall, This one really surprised me. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
750ml from Samís, Durham. Kudos to SA and everything, but what an atrocious bottle design. Good things itís not RateGlassware. The beer turns out to be fairly solid, certainly as good as many other American tripels out there from more low-production breweries. Vibrant gold pour with a prickly head. Nose is yeasty and dry, which is how I prefer a tripel. Flavors are understated for such a big beer, a touch spicy and booze well hidden. Not overly estery or sweet, pretty good overall.

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