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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Sawyers Triple is based upon the traditional "Golden Triple" style of strong ale, hailing from Belgium, and weighs in at 7.6% alc/vol. The brew is deep golden in color with a distinctive spicy, sweet and hoppy nose. Effervescent carbonation leads to a modestly dry malt character with hoppy flavors and alcohol overtones. Sawyers Triple was formulated and brewed by Bill Sherwood.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Awesome Abbey Tripel. Have been sitting on this bottle for about a week waiting for the proper time. Well the wait was justly rewarded. Ale pours golden with white head that competely dissipates. Aroma is delicious. Yeast, fruit, esters, a little spice. Flavor fullfills the promise of the aroma. Ripe fruit, spice, and candy sugar. This is a very special brew for a special cause for a special boy. Very sad story. Another huge winner from the best most accessible brewery: Stone.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Light orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is fruity and spicy (coriander and pepper?) Orange and apricots. Bready. A medium bodied Belgian Style Ale. Not sure if it really a triple but its definitely has pure Belgian roots. Malts are very fruity and spicy. Carbonation is bright and lively. Its hoppy for a Belgian ale, but what else would you expect from Stone? Very nicely balanced. Extremely drinkable. I realize that this was a special brew, but do you think you could make more of this beer? Maybe sort of an annual thing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks to jcalabre for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Tragic circumstances surround this beer, but I'm gald I was able to help the cause by purchasing (trading for) a bottle. It pours a rich golden with a thin layer of white head. Has nowhere near the amount of carbonation of some tripels I've had, but this is a good thing. Aroma of sweet bready Belgian malts, authentic Belgian yeast, and a touch of spice. Nice thick syrupy body with some small bubbled carbonation throughout. Light fruity flavor and a very mild bitterness. Clean, crisp warming finish. Very true to style. It's nice to see Stone branch out and succeed at it too. Thanks jcalabre!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 A very slight haze to this, but otherwise pellucid amber color. Average head and lacing comes through. Aroma is dominated with a banana/clove & bubblegum. The flavor is lightly sweet but well balanced. This lacks the citrusy flavors that usually are present in tripels. This could pass as a german wheat with no problems.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Slightly hazy gold pour with small head. Lazy bubbles rise in the beer. Aroma of spices, some candy. Flavor of bannanas and cloves. Very smooth palate. Good beer, but it almost reminds me of a german wheat moreso than a trippel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Crystal clear golden and sparkling. Small white head with very slow rising small bubbles. Nice lacing. Yeasty fruity aromas with some hop notes. Very nice aroma. Sweet and spicy. Candi sugar and fruit. Hops are surprisingly pronounced. Body is medium and the finish is dry and crisp but not overly so. An excellent beer produced for a worthy cause.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
flieger (2) - USA - OCT 15, 2003 does not count
What a superb beer! The aroma is superb, the flavor is outstanding, and the 7.6% alcohol is really not noticed; it's that "light" tasting, even though it has a spicy hop flavor! This is one fine brew...and it really finishes nicely!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
What a beautiful sight, a big golden pour with a head that stands right up in your face, but slowly backs down with time, receding into some nice lacing. The aroma is spectacular, with whiffs of fruits ranging from banana to apples. A quite yeasty beer, bith some big flavors that are very pronounced, some slight candy undertones with a little bit of salt water taffy and bubblegum. Finish is light and spicy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Pours a very nice gold color, head quickly recedes, but it leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Spicy, yeasty aroma, also get some apple in the nose. As noted by diegogator, some banana flavors. Sweet upfront, nice finish. If I wouldn't have know where it came from, I would have never ever guessed Stone.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Poured crystal clear and golden with nice, whispy lacing. Very spicy and yeasty aroma. Mouthfeel is excellent with initial sweetness on the tounge. Interesting subtle banana flavors, similiar to a hefeweizen . Really like this one. Defintely a departure for Stone. It's good to know the proceeds of my 6 bottles go to a great cause.


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