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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
I think this is an all-around good beer, as definitely has Stone's character, but it isn't one of their best. Fruity notes in the nose and tongue, but the flavor and aroma just needed a little extra "oomph."

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
Light bright lemony golden color. Maltesers chocolate nose, alcoholic and fruity. Big alcohol kick at the front, quite sweet, hints of banana. Nice aroma, but overall too sweet and somewhat boring for a triple.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
An amber beer with a small white disappearing head. The aroma contains notes of alcohol, peach, and fruit. While the falvor is sweet and dominated by alcohol and yeast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pours a golden yellow color, small white head. A little bit of sediment floating around. Aroma of apples, pineapples and a little wheat. Flavor is bananas, cloves, coconut and apples. Thanks to BBB63 for this one.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bomber from the original 2003 batch (or the only batch if it wasn’t re-brewed). Poured bright and vibrant lighter orange with a wispy dusting of white head. The aroma showed some age and deterioration, but in the grand scheme of things it held up very well.. paler malts and much less lighter fruit supported dry, dusty cracked pepper and plenty of yeast. The flavor was centered around tacky pale malts with peppery, banana, and spicy yeast overtones.. the hops broke down, leaving a bit of cardboard.. finished dry and spicy over the emergence of light vanilla. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, unfortunately a little empty right on the back. This was undoubtedly better a few years back.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is fruit and alcohol. Taste is a fruit and yet also dirty socks. Not overly impressed by this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waxhell (2) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2009 does not count
22oz bomber poured into a pint glass: Appearance - Yellow with a moderate white head. Looks like a "fizzy" yellow beer, as per Stone. Nothing to write home about, and other Tripels have a better appearance. Good amount of lacing. Smell - Nose is slightly floral and fruity with the typical Belgium yeast undertones. Banana is the first distinctive flavor to hit me. The other flavors are mixed together, with a blend of spices (almost like Christmas spices, but not really) as the only other smell that stands out. Not much of a nose, especially when compared to other Tripels. Taste - Slightly sweet tones, Finishes with a significant banana aftertaste. The taste definitely has fruit undertones to match the taste. The spice flavor is most distinctive during the finish, with strong nutmeg flavors. The nutmeg flavor is quite good, but still pretty low-key. The flavors are straightforward and muted. Mouthfeel - The sugars come out in the mouth feel, sticking to your tongue. The lingering aftertaste definitely has a banana tone to it, and sticks to your mouth/tongue like a banana. Not bad, but not great. Significant amounts of carbonation, but not excessive. Drinkability - Very easy to drink. Decently high ABV, but noting special. Could be a sessions beer, but that would be somewhat pushing it. Overall -- A little overkill on the banana (which is not my favorite flavor), which is a shame, because some of the other flavors and tones would be much more interesting if they came out stronger. Would definitely prefer a Belgian Tripel over this. Compared to other Stone beers, I’d definitely recommend something else from their strong selection.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an almost clear deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, fruit - banana in particular - and other exotic fruits. A little phenols in the finish. 100709

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle, shared by OSCF. Thanks Todd. Pours a deep orange with a small white head. Nose of calvados, apple, phenols, alcohol, and yeasty esters. Pretty sweet flavor with a hint of booze. meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2010
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces an almost three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark gold / copper color that shows a faintly hazed, rich gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of creamy fruit somehow, it reminds me of sugar sweetened pears, some melon like notes, lots of cotton candy, some lightly musty phenolics, a touch of clove towards the finish, perhaps a touch of over-ripe almost rotting fruit, accentuating honey-like malt and a touch of cracker like grain. The aroma is really over the top fruit / sugary smelling, not bad, but a bit unbalanced.

Sweet tasting and it carries through from the aroma that sugary, fruity, somehow creamy note. This is quite floral (the aroma is too, I just didn’t associate it until after tasting the beer for the first time) and reminds me of some big, sweet, but sort of stinky tropical flower. Fruit flavors of pear, floral melon, fake-fruit flavored cotton candy, sugar laden sweet pale malt and some honey-like notes are here. The beer finishes with a touch of herbal, perhaps hop derived character that is quite subtle and there is only a touch of hop bitterness here. The finish also has quite a bit of clove character that is hiding just underneath the up front sweet fruit flavors. This hits the body of a Tripel just about on the nose, the sweetness makes it seem a bit richer than it actually is, but it is quite quaffable for its strength.

Interesting, it severely lacks the complexity, both yeast and malt derived, that should be part of a really good Tripel. On the other hand this isn’t half bad, and given that Stone doesn’t really do Belgian Styles, is about what I was expecting. I am quite happy to be drinking this beer though, and you certainly have to salute the cause.


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