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RATINGS: 481   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (687) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2011
FOBAB 2011 (bottle). Outstanding sweet/dry balance. Complex fruit and spice notes. One of the most complex beers I had at the festival and probably one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2467) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Golden in color.... Flavor is belgian yeast, citrus notes..... Hints of tropical fruit.... Alcohol is fairly prevalent, but overall a pretty good beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of pale malt, fruit, Belgian yeast, clove, and some spice. Poured gold/apple juice in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of pale malt, Belgian yeast, banana, spices, clove, hops, fruit, coriander, slight medicine, slight herbs, and some sugars. Medium body. Average texture. Average to lively carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, Belgian yeast, hops, fruit, banana, coriander, clove, and spices is lightly dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
750 ml bottle from Total Beverage Westminister. Nose is bubblegum, yeasty white bread, caramelized sugar, and some light vanilla. Clear yellow gold with a long lasting, medium height, pale yellow head. Flavor is bubblegum, vanilla, caramel, and white pepperiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamP01 (641) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice white fluffy head with good lacing. Belgian yeast, sweet fruity spices, some apricot aroma fill the senses. Taste of sweet fruity spices, Belgian yeast some light citrusy hops and a light oaked flavor. Palate is a nice crisp medium body creamy with some light carbonation, almost champagne like. Finish is sweet fruity spice notes, some Belgian yeast with a distinct oak barrel flavor and sweet dry ending. Overall a very good complex and flavorful brew. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle from Bubbles. Pours peach tinted golden with an inch of white foam. Nice Belgian yeast thing going on on the nose. The taste is a bit more subdued> There;s that bready thing and the slightly fruity element but they’re too mellow. It could be the barrel aging is making the beer less interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with a small creamy white head. Aroma is very tropical fruity, very juicy, with a subtle spiciness and the clove yeasty notes back there, some vanilla in there too. Flavor is also aggressively tropical fruit, notes of white grape, candied fruit, a touch bready with a lightly spiced, finish, the belgian yeast becoming more prominent. Medium body and a soft but prickily carbonation. Decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to funkybrewster. Pours a darker golden with a very fine white frothy head. Aroma is huge tropical fruit... kind of odd, banana, bubble-gum, phenolic, band-aid, sweet fruits, herbal. Flavor follows, big Belgian yeast character, off-dry, finish is the best part, slight alcohol with some candi sugar, slight banana, fruit, lightly grassy. Medium bodied with corse med/small tightly packed carbonation. Pretty good but again it’s a tripel...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Sampled at Union Station at the end of L.A. Beer Week. Pours a light yellow which is a little surprising. Very viscous with lots of vanilla notes. Could use some more spicing,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle/500ml - Pours a slightly reddish amber in color with a bright white head that settled to a thin covering over the beer. Some minor lacing. Aroma is very fruity... estery apple/grape/plum... with a hint of banana. Belgian yeasty with bready malts. Some spiciness. Alcohol in both the aroma and the flavor profile. OK, but not great, by comparison...

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