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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Inspired by nature’s untamed beauty, LaGrave (pronounced \l?-gräv\) is the first of our 12.7-oz. corked and caged bottle releases. Bottle conditioned and highly carbonated, this Triple Golden Ale is steeped in the tradition of strong ales originally brewed in Belgium. The unique Belgian yeast forms the bedrock of LaGrave’s complex flavors. Strong and alluring at 8% ABV, LaGrave boasts a sweet, fruity flavor with a well-rounded mouthfeel and semi-dry, lingering bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1199) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from a recent trade. Poured into a tulip. Yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Active. Aroma is banana, slight bubble gum, Belgian yeasts, flowers, biscuit. The taste was biscuit, floral notes like rose and hibiscus, bubble gum, Belgian yeasts, slight horse blanket. Playful carbonation. Somewhat drier finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Crystal clear gold with rimming white head; softly sweet fruity yeasty aroma slight hints of banana; flava is mild grain sweet malt and banana; feels thick creamy and chewy with nice fizz; finsihes tangy malty; reminds me of Duvel

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3344) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a clear and bright gold with a huge white head...good retention and lacing. Aroma is subdued but has a soft peach, a touch of white grape and very faint spice like a coriander. Flavor Is more dry and spice forward...some mild leather and earthy/faintly resinous hops...champagney. lots going on with good balance. Mouthfeel is light / medium and silky with a dry fairly bitter/rindy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2793) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Slightly unclear goldenorange in color with a steaady whitish head. Sweet garden fruityness, some yeasty spicyness and bit of biscuity notes in aroma. Later some grassyness and banana bubblegume notes appears. Very fruity taste, some bitters from the greener department from the summer meadow are there too. Creamy tropical fruity aftertaste with a little biting spicy twang. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4927) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rich deep honey coloured body with orange highlights, a touch of copper and a thinnish, two centimetre tall just off-white head with some sediment noticeable at the bottom. Aroma of honey, jasmine, flowers, yeast, toffee, peaches and a good bit of nutty malts. Full-bodied; Rich honey flavour with a lot of perfumey and floral flavours showing some subdued malt notes and twang of the yeast on the end. Aftertaste is relatively straight forward with only a deep floral and yeastie note and some subdued sugars coming through - not too complex, but also showing a nice effervescence throughout. Overall, a good tripel, but not as good as I expected from the ratings. Still, nice to try and a worthy example if you like the style, but compared to the real belgies that i’ve been having recently, this is a touch of a letoff. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 08-November-2014 for US$3,25 sampled at home in Washington on 18-February-2015.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (151) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours a golden amber from a bottle, thick head. A classic example of a Belgian strong ale, redolent of alcohol, dry as a bone and extremely effervescent. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to Trappist. Hazy gold with effervescent small white head. A: yeast, banana, honey. T: yeast, banana, spice. Has a bite. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. brown bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Aroma is fruity (mostly light orange), medium/light body, well carbonated, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is fruit (citrus) and some yeast, slightly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (688) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Aromat słodki, wyraźnie brzoskwiniowy, lekka przyprawowość, nieco gumy balonowej, bardzo stylowy i apetyczny. W smaku sporo słodyczy nieco miodowej w odczuciu, lekko kwaskowe, brzoskwiniowo zorientowane, niska goryczka przyprawowo zorientowana. Stylowe, smaczne!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2358) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Recieved in trade. Thanks Bill. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was hazy slightly golden to bronzed yellow color. A one finger white foamy head appeared and dissipated immediately. Barely any lacing appeared. The smell had a slight sweet to tart apple. The taste was basically the same with a light spice in the aftertaste. It had a dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good tripel. I’d have it again.


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