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RATINGS: 265   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
A good cause, but a medicre beer. I *really* like the stone beers I've had because they are so outlandish in their liberal use of hops and other flavorings. Sawyers is just boring when put up against stone IPA or arrogant bastard. This beer pours a clear garnet with almost no head. Mild hop flavor, sweet malts. Dry mouthfeel. Bannana notes on the aroma. Could use about 10x more ingredients. I'm hard on this beer because I like other Stone beers so much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Typical tripel with considerable spice notes. Peppery at times. Lots of alcohol kick that should have been better hidden behind malty sweetness, IMHO. Very little hops. I’m underwhelmed, but agree it’s well-crafted for the most part (as is everything Stone Brewing touches). To give them their due, at least Stone TRIED to brew a tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one! Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of mixed citrus, tropical fruits, tea and some ligh tripel spices. Flavor of light Belgian yeast esters, peppery notes, some various citrus notes and apricot. Oxidation has set in on this one and I think has impacted this beer negatively. It was nice to give it a try but it has passed it’s prime.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2008
On tap at stone bistro Pours a golden yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma of yeast, esthers, spices. Flavor is artificial fruity, banana, spices, yeast, citrus and malt but it seemed a little off for me. Still a decent brew, make sure to support the cause and pick up a pint or some bottles if you’re ever at the Stone Bistro.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Big bubblegum aroma with some yeast and malt. Sweet malt flavor with some yeast, light spice, and a bit of earth. Medium body. LIngering malt, light spice, light yeast, light bubblegum, and light earth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
22oz bottle thanks to Secret Santa 08. Pours a clear golden orange with near nonexistent head. Aromas of citrus fruits, cloves, and some spice. Flavors of sweet spice, yeast, light floral hops and malts. Palate is medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8416) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
22oz bomber thanks to OldStyleCubFan! I’ve never even heard of this beer. So what’s the story with it? Anyway, pours blonde with a decent white head. Not much retention or lace. Aroma is laden with cloves, overripe bananas. Taste is very sweet, loads of candi sugar, bananas, red apples. Dry, powdery, messy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bomber shared by OSCF - thanks, Todd! Kind of an oily looking golden pour, with a medium head. Faded hops in the nose along with the sort of tripel-by-the-numbers notes of apple and pepper. Mouthfeel is medium, not too complex at all. Tastes like shortbread a bit, along with some fruit and spice in the finish, jumbled up and not too satisfying.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle from Stone’s World Bistro and Gardens. Pours a DIPA-cloudy orange, with very little head for a tripel. Aroma is right on - pungent, with caramel and bubble-gummy sweetness offsetting a significant grassy/citrus hop load. Flavor is really too sweet - this one is off-balance. Needs more hops, more yeastiness, and more carbonation - it ended up too still, as well. Smelled nice, but this one was a bit of a let-down.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with minimal lacy off-white head. Aroma is loads of caramel and honey. Taste follows with a hint of yeast and booze. Definitely not a good Belgian, but not a bad beer.


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