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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
We started with a Trappist Triple yeast culture and carefully blended Belgian pale barley malt with traditional malted wheat and oats to produce a delectable golden ale. This special brew is aged 12 weeks creating a fruity and refined taste with a huge bouqet, light body, and a very smooth, non-bitter finish. Best served at 55 degrees F.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2004
Deep golden color with a whispy white head. Candi sugar nose with some yeast notes. Honey sweetness with with some white wine and yeast flavors. Not very interesting for a triple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Sweet, bready, cake, honey, pear, banana nose. Copper peach hue. Small sticky white head, which leaves nice rings of lace. Very sweet, bubblegum, cider, all sugar, slight yeat, nice mouthfeel, but compleely lacking balance. Not something I'd ever drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This was an interesting and slightly unique take on a trippel style. Lots of herbal astrigent aromas, that follow into the taste. Pours a grainy golden color with a puffy white head. Some light fruits, with some bubblegum toffee flavors but overall not to bad, but not something I would seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2004
This is a very strange example of the style, and I'm not sure if it's good or not. Not bad as a beer, but not great as a tripel. Odd, for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 17, 2004
pours a transparent amber color with a thin white head. strong malt, grassy, and licorice aromas. fruity flavors (dates and plums) malty, sweet with the alcohol very apparent. light body with dry finish. a bit too sweet for me unfortunately...need to try some other abbey triple's to compare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Tap at Sprecher's tasting room. Nice golden color, lots of white head. Some hops and fruit comes through in the taste. Definitely not an Abbey Tripel to style, but I found it tasty as I have found others to be swamped in yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Orange color, and quite a bit of white head, although it disappeared quickly. Honey/citrus scent. Definate bubble-gum flavor, and strong alcohol bite too. Syrupy. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Sprecher makes great root beer. Their other beers are questionable. This has a decent amber body with a white head. The aroma was fruity and the taste slightly effervescent and unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2003
golden straw body, not much of a head, but what's there is tight, dense and creamy. Nose of barley grains, ripe, sweet fruits and alcohol. some pale malt or candi sugar. caramel and some spicyness, but not what I'd expect. Some ester quality showing, but a bit weak as well. Tart, dry and alcoholic, then grains come throug to give way to sweet, pale malt character. Clean and crisp in mouth, sweetens as it warms and builds on the palate. Nice warming effect, solid alcohol presence. Not necessarily what I'm looking for in a tripel though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Sweet malty nose with touches of bananas and alcohol. Clear dark copper with a small white head. Medium sweet flavor, tons of banana esters, caramel, alcohol, toffee. Not really to style--lacks the spicy, yeasty notes of a true Belgian Tripel, but a nice flavorful beer in its own right.

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