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Stone Sawyers Triple

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Abbey Tripel
Escondido, California USA


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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2004
A spicy triple that doesn't really drift too far from the norm. The beer is just loaded down with Belgian yeast, which definitely dominates the flavor, but there are little whisps of coriander or curacao or something of the sort. Slightly musty, but totally yeastified.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Nice brown coulour with a nice bubbly foam. Spices and alcool aroma with some light hops. Banana, pinenapple, and sweet malts marry well together, with alcool warmth and rich body....very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7364) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with notes of sugar, pineapple, clove, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. The usual Stone small/dying head and dullish body makes the appearance a little depressing, but the aroma and flavor balance are decent. As I worked my way through an 8oz pour, the syrupy sweet quality eventually became overbearing, so there's no way I could ever stomach an entire 75cl bottle of this.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1546) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8572) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

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