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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Draught. Boulder Strong Fest. yellow with white head. Big banana and esters a lot going on. Flavor is coriander and tons of fruit and yeast and all very off-putting. BOO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brikelly (39) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle into an Orval goblet. Pours with a lovely frothy head and a very pleasant golden color. Taste is quite spicy, peppery and fruity. Its a lively tripel with interesting complexity, but a little too spicy for me. Still, quite an interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2010
Wanted to try this fun special release. The beer is a cloudy golden yellow with a foamy head. The aroma was nice banana and coriander with some yeast. Taste is a silky light hop and spice as well. Pleasant texture and hides the ABV very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1104) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2010
Poured a clear amber/orange with a large foamy off-white head. Very carbonated with some apple and yeast flavors. Finish is slightly sweet and smooth. Overall very good, but not a great example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange body with a huge white head. Lively carbonation with a floral hop tones, a bit dry and earthy light pepper note. Sweet body pear apple esters a bit bitter sweet sugar notes candy a bit too sweet. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle from reakt shared in hotel room after EBF
Appearance : Hazy pale yellow with some foam.
Aroma : Spicey coriander, a bit citrusy. Some yeast. A bit smokey
Taste : Spicey coriander. Quite spicey actually. Some alcohol as well.
Overall : A bit too spicey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle shared by jslot38 on 1/10/10: Pours a transparent bright golden with a small froth of spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of semi-sweet doughy Belgian malts with some light coriander spice and earthy floral hops. Starts with a hint of sweetness and some drier biscuity Belgian malts with an earthy drier hop bitterness before a warming bitter earthy finish. An ok tripel, but could use more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Impressive tight-bubbled head that leaves extensive lace. Very cloudy with a orange-gold color--it glows in front of a bright light. Lots of wheat and wild grains in the aroma. Very little Belgian yeast aroma, surprisingly. Blindfolded, I would think Wit. Similar tastes to the smell, except for a notable alcohol presence. This is deceptively potent. Lots of carbonation with a moderate body--makes it seem thinner than it is truly is. The aftertaste is slightly sour with more of the distinctive wheat. This could be describe as an extreme Wit. It does not remind me of a Tripel, which is far more malty and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2384) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle Gift. Golden pour with aromas of bread and fruit. Taste left me a little empty. A hint of belgian yeast with a sweet malt and spice flavor but the finish dropped off kind of flat. I was hoping for a bit more. However, it was still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle 1pt.9fl.oz. @ Chris Os Night of the Gaylords. [ Bottle #2879 ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate yeasty, tropic fruit - orange - apricot, belgium yeast, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091229]

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