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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Sawyer’s 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. Sawyer’s Triple was formulated and brewed by Bill Sherwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
In short: A smooth, sweet, flowery and fruity golden ale. Different and highly drinkable.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed (probably fresh) soon after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Golden orange body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Pleasant floral nose of scented garden flowers. Soft juicy body with a soft carbonation. Taste is a pleasant mix of honeyed malts, flower petals (orchids, etc.), tropical fruits and passion fruit juice. The flowery hopping brings no dryness and almost no bitterness so the honey sweetness sticks around in the finish and the beer does feel a little sweet. Quite different from the classic Belgian Abbey Triples, especially the mouthfeel that didn’t felt Belgium at all. But this is a very interesting refreshing golden ale of some kind. It just felt different. A surprising offering coming from Stone and one I’d like to see brewed regularly. Unfortunately they only seem to brew it on rare occasions. I don’t know what the occasion is but it doesn’t happen very often. Maybe they brew it to celebrate the win of a handicapped albinos at the special Olympic wheelchair 1000 meters hurdles. Maybe, I don’t know, something that doesn’t happen often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6092) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, clear golden with a smallish head, aroma of apple sauce with great flavors of honey, mulling spices, green fruit and slightly smokey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to Ericandersnavy) cloudy golden-orange pour with little head. Nose of apple juice, Belgian yeast, caramel, and honey. Taste of bread, honey, caramel, light Belgian yeast spiciness. Loving the palate linger, soft carbonation that contributes well to the flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
ON tap at Stone Winter Storm. Hazy golden yellow with a creamy white head. Malty sweet fruity aroma. Taste of banana and fruit with a mild caramel taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle (thanks reakt). Sweetish and alcoholic, with less finesse than its Belgian counterparts. This has some slightly estery citrusy fruit characters, with some noticeable alcohol. I prefer Stones hoppier anglo styles more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 Poured a clear golden color with a very small white head, Aroma of oranges, peach, some yeast, and I finally figured out it was vanilla I was smelling. Taste was spicy, citrusy, and mildy hoppy. Somewhat oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5433) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Thanks to SDbruboy and DaSilky1! Pours a clouded amber with splashes of orange. Small off-white head. Nose is spice, some earthiness, along with hints of yeast and vanilla. Taste has candy sugar, more vanilla and earth tones, and some alcohol notes. Carbonated bodt with some sharpness to it. Finishes very well with little aftertaste - perhaps some lingering spice. Well done! ***Not a re-rate, but I wanted to add, as this warms, more fruit notes come through with maybe peach or nectarine and more of the spice comes through. NICE BEER!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2006
A nice golden pour. Strong fruity esters and plenty of malt. A nice fruity flavor with a hint of clove. A beer with excellent carbonation and a smooth palate. A damn fine beer thanks Springslicker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5319) - 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.

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