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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This beer is made with one grain and 4 Belgian yeasts, a deceptive golden color, and a malty palate lend complexity to this Belgian Trippel Ale. ABV = 10%, IBU’s = 31, OG = 23.1 P

The three headed Hellhound of Greek Mythology, that stood at the gates to Hades, lends his name and three heads to this elegant, full bodied Belgian Style Trippel Ale. A deceptive golden color and wonderful malty palate bring bold complexity to this big brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Thin white head. Totally hazy orange amber color. Yeast particles floating about. Little lace. Nice light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Bigger body. Caramel, belgian yeasts, candi sugar. Little alcohol taste, not too much. Hint of smokiness. Nice bitter spicy taste, some savory. Nice to sip - a well done tripel. 10% ABV is well-hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy murky yellow brown. Aroma of Belgian yeast, toffee, candy floss, candied sugar, fruity. Flavour is the same. Medium bodied. Nice example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Clear orange until I got to the yeast, then moderately hazed orange amber color. Yeast particulates at bottom of glass. Just one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is lacking, but a good sized ring of lacing is left. 4.5 S: Wonderfully spicy with white pepper, clove, and hints of corriander. Mildly yeasty. Flowery hops with a touch of herbalness in there as well. Somewhat sugary with peach, pear, and apple fruitiness. Very well done. 4.0 T: Tastes like the nose, but perhaps a bit less impressive. Peppery with lesser clove and corriander from the yeast with a moderate yeastiness. Flowery and sugary with hay like earthiness joining the scene. Peach, pear, and apple fruitiness again. Booze well in check. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation level and while it is somewhat spritzy, it isn’t spritzy enough. Good creaminess though. 4.0 D: Tasty beer. I only wonder if I’m rating this higher than I should since I haven’t had a decent tripel in ages. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-10-2012 02:52:44

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2774) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2012
12oz bottle - pours clear bronze with thin off-white head. Nose is alcohol, pear and caramel malts. Flavor adds desert fruit and more alcohol. Taste is sweet, real sweet. Dry finish that will make me snore all night. It almost tastes like soap in a weird way, but keeps me wanting more. Clive Barker couldn’t have made a better beer if he tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small beige head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some herbal notes. Nice yeast flavor with soft fruit (very little banana) and earthy herbal notes. Not overly sweet and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours orange yellow with no head. Aroma of orange,clove, banana, bubble gum, and yeast. Flavor is fruity-orange and banana with clove, bubble gum and yeast. Decent lacing. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex5 (7) - USA - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
Very good tripel. It seems like it has more yeast than others. And it’s way sweeter than any other tripel I had. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, purchased at Beers of the world (trip to Chicago with Louise) on August 2 2011, savoured March 9 2012; eye: golden with an orangey hue, almost clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: yeast, light orange, light alcohol, light malt, light pepper; mouth: yeast, light orange, alcohol, light malt, light Cayenne pepper, finale in alcohol with fruity presence, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 12 onces, achetée chez Beers of the world (voyage à Chicago avec Louise) le 2 aout 2011, savourée le 9 mars 2012; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, presque limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : levure, léger orange, léger alcool, léger malt, léger poivre; bouche : levure, léger orange, alcool, léger malt, léger poivre de Cayenne, finale en alcool avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
The aroma is peppery as hell; estery, flowery hop. Orange rind. Touch of dry white wine. Spicy, musty. Looks cloudy, yellow-orange. Ring of pure white head, crown of lace. Sediment and tiny bubbles. The flavor is orange peel, champagne notes. Peppery malts, touch of spicy peppercorns. Some definite horseblanket flavors. The palate is dry, fizzy, a little sandpapery. Very bubbly. It’s like a strong mimosa: not really my style but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
12 oz bottle and served in my gold rimmed Ommegang tulip to match the golden foil on the bottle ;-) Pours a medium golden hue with some floaties with a small but lasting fizzy head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pale golden grains, some caramel and biscuit, a surprising pear and kiwi fruitiness, a kiss of sugar and honey, along with a touch of woody esters. Not as yeasty nor as boozy on the nose as most Abbey Tripels. The taste is more sweeter and malt forward than the nose with some fruity and earthy tones. A bit of spicy hops and even a bit of sea salt character on the very edges of the tongue. Interesting to say the least, not quite like any Tripel I have had before, a good thing and a bad thing. Sort of got boring after half the bottle. The mouth feel is a tad tepid and chalky, good job of hiding the alcohol IMO. Overall a good beer but methinks it is something I will not buy again. Better Abbey Tripels on the market I would rather enjoy.

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