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Sierra Nevada Wood-Aged Belgian Style Trippel

Sierra Nevada Wood-Aged Belgian Style Trippel
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Belgian-style trippel aged for 14 months in Heaven Hills bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at Brouwers. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a medium white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of bourbon, oak, tropical and vanilla. Tastes mostly of bourbon and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with light carbonation and a semi dry finish. This could have been much better. I think this was left in the barrel too long. Boozy oak and vanilla with a touch of tropical was all I got out of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Minimal head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, light candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some sour mash. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood. Pours a hazy golden orange. Aroma of acetone, nail polish, tropical fruits and alcohol. Flavour of all the above including caramel, floral notes and oak. Not good. Some nasty toxic flavours in there, but strangely not the worst beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Tasted at the 6th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/12/2011. This Abbey Tripel pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a ton of wood, vanilla and oak. A medium bodied Tripel. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange peel and tropical. The hops are herbal. Mild carbonation. Touch of wood. Nice mix of flavors that have mellowed and blended together very well. Smooth tasting and sweet without being overwhelming. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s for Big Wood, pours a hazy copper / orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of paint thinner, boozy apple, oak and nail polish. Flavour of nail polish (?), turpentine, oak and some apple. This is nasty to be honest. The nail polish and pain thinner ruin this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Yeast and light bourbon aroma with malt. Maltand yeast flavor with fruity esters and light bourbon. Medium bodied.Malt and yeast lingers with fruity esters and light bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Hazy very dark yellow with almost no head. Great bourbon vanilla and caramel aroma and taste with a toasted oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Phone rate. Draught at Toronado SD. Clear amber, small light beige head. Huge bourbon nose, light fruitiness behind. Flavor has huge bourbonand bananafruit, light tropical notes. None dry, bitterness at a 2, some alcohol noted. Mod carbonation with a full body. Tinge of acrtone as it warmed. Since I like booze (and bourbon), this is a big improvement over the regularbeer. If you don’t like bourbon, stay away, cuz it dominates like hell. No finesseat all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5765) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. It pours orange with notes of tropical fruit, yeast and bourbon in the aroma. The flavor is balanced with some tangerine, bourbon and light butteriness on the palate. The flavors remain bright and satisfying. One of my favorites of the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
A light amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, smooth woody malt with watermelon notes, tropical fruits, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet maple malt with bourbon notes, a bit light bodied, but nice. On tap at FoBAB 2011.

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