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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep golden-amber color with a huge white colored foamy head. Tons of tiny carbonation bubbles are seen streaming up through the brew, creating that wonderful head on the brew. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a yeasty smell mixed with a nice biscuit malt aroma. Along with these smells are lots of fruit aromas. A slightly sour lemon is one of the greatest, but is complemented nicely by some pear, apple and peach. Some sweet candied sugar and a good deal of a grassy smell along with a light funk and some spice of clove and coriander are there as well, producing a very nice and robust triple aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat bready flavor mixed with a good level of candied sugar and some lighter fruit sweetness. The fruit flavors consist of the fruits that were in the nose, with these growing stronger and stronger as the taste advances, heightening the overall sweetness of the taste to the end. Along with these flavors there is also some spice flavors and a yeasty taste which start out stronger but with them losing strength as the flavor moves on. The brew hides the 10 % abv. very well with only a light hint of booziness coming at the end of the taste. With the fruit growing rather strong at the end, it is nicely balanced by the arrival of a light oaky, hay-like, and grassy flavor, with the overall combination of flavors left on the tongue at the end leaving a nice somewhat fruity sweet, but very easy drinking triple flavor. Mouthfeel – The body of the is on the average side for a 10 % abv., but rather heavy for a Belgian triple. The carbonation, as the look would have suggested was higher, but was again rather average for a triple. The carbonation was very appropriate for the style with the tiny carbonation bubbles nicely matching the yeasty and fruity flavors of the brew. And while the body was slightly thicker for a triple, it actually worked quite well for the beer as it nicely matched the mix of light grassy, oak, and hay to the sweet flavors well. Overall – A rather thicker and fruity triple. Certainly not a bad brew to try and one I think most would enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (290) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
I get a spicy yeasty citrusy aroma from this hazy orange brew off white head. I get a sweet malty and oaky flavor with that tripel yeast flavor and a bit of spice with the aftertaste of citrusy fruitlike falvor and a slight burn from the alcohol. Its medium bodied lightly carbonated brew. Not bad brew. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (240) - orange, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Pours a golden light amber with a huge head. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Tast is Belgian yeast and some citrucy notes and dark fruit notes. Taste follows the Aroma. Great belgie

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (896) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Type: 750-ml bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: Fuller’s London Pride pint glass From: VONS in Montecito (Santa Barbara), Calif. Price: $8.99 (w/ a VONS card) Purchased: May 23, 2014 Consumed: May 23, 2014 Misc.: Forgot to check the bottle to see if there was a born on date Poured a caramel, orange, semi-clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of pillowy, white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good, thick retention on the top. Smelled wet Belgian spices, tropical notes, cloves, banana, pineapple, mango, kiwi, honey and faint bubblegum. Tasted sugar sweet oak, vanilla, tropical notes, pineapple, kiwi, mango, honey, cloves, slight bubblegum and tasty Belgian spices. Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Longer finish. Just a really good trippel. I would have it again for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (176) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle pour. Hazy darker golden color with a large creamy white head. Good lacing. Bread and slightly citrus aroma. Taste was very bready and finished bitter. The drink seemed a little flat so I don't know if I got the full flavor. I will have to reevaluate in the future. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ohpooratlas (43) - USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle poured. Golden appearance with a white, fluffy head. Malty aroma with faint floral hops. Thin, light silky body. Tastes sweet initially but finishes bitter and stays bitter afterwards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TXBadger (1430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
This was fizzy right from the get go. After uncaging and uncorking the bottle, it had plenty of head on the hazy pale straw colored brew. Citrus, and some fruit with a little spice on the nose; followed onto the palate. Way overcarbonated though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (386) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Hazy orange pour, with a big, bubbly head. Ton of fruitiness and spice in the nose. Belgian yeast is definitely prevalent and it has a decent amount of that buttery feeling in the mouthfeel. Definite alcohol warmth on the belly. Nothing really standout about this, but it is drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1974) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Served in a Belgian Snifter. Pale and hazy orange-amber in color, with a semi-durable head. Decent lacing. Aroma: excellent fruity and bready mix. Complex and lightly spicy. Flavor: various soft and tropical fruits and a multitude of spice notes. Excellent aftertaste brings out more grain flavor and adds a subtle herbal note. Feel: nice lively body but a bit too hot (not surprising given 10% ABV) despite some aging. O: a strong tripel that is flavorful and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (816) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Deep bronze. Aroma of bubblegum and tropical fruit. Taste - sweet sugary, spicy malt. More bubblegum, tropical fruit along with banana and clove. Rich and cloyingly sweet. I like the flavor but one pint is enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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