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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours out a well carbonated golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of light spices, mild apple, pear, sugary sweetness and some yeasty fruity notes. Taste is complex and pretty well balanced, fruity yeast, apple, dried pear, spices, light dry bitterness, honey, hay, lingering dry lightly boozy finish. Nice example of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
375ml bottle pours a clear gould with some cloudy, white head. Nose has some perfume, candy sugar, mild spice, mild tropical fruit. Flavor has more tropical fruit, a bit of booze, some fruit, some candy sugar, spice. Boozy finish. Kind of eh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1300) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a fluffy white head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma is floral, yeast and apple. Taste adds grape and caramel. Very sweet. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Could use some more balance but pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright gold body under a large frothy bright white head that left lots of sticky intricate lacing. The aroma is pretty classical Belgian Tripel, fairly heavy and sweet pale malt with a lot of fruitiness and yeast esters. Some moderate alcohol notes as well. The flavor is slightly sweet as well, but pretty well restrained. Lots of heavy pale malt and some fruity notes. The alcohol comes through pretty heavy, especially on the finish. Medium to full bodied with a little clinginess and soft gentle carbonation. Interesting beer, typically not a huge fan of Tripels, but this one was pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (223) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
slight malt aroma. golden and hazy in color with a huge long lasting head. taste is malty, slight clove flavor, with a slight warming alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2161) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottled sampled at bier t GCT. Gold white head. Fruity sugary, apples. A nice tripel over

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The aroma is pepper, yeast, fruit. The appearance is hazy orange, white head. The flavor is pepper, fruit, yeast. The finish is pepper, spicy. Very typical tripel, but nicely executed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4702) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1.7 oz bottle, corked and caged. Pours hazy golden with a large soapy off-white head, doesn’t carry much aroma out of the bottle but gives off golden, sunny malt with light yest and vanilla when in-glass. Taste sweet but has dry undertones (that unfortunately don’t ever surface -- even the aftertaste is sweet), strong wheat with a touch of slime, faint mineral and otherwise lovely Belgian yeast. Jammy/fruity and a little hot, the alcohol is well-integrated but there’s a line of graininess underneath the sugar. Medium body with avg carbonation, probably not as complex as they say and certainly sweeter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
375 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 3/26/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Outstanding and spot on appearance. Aromas of big peach, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big peach, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Sizable yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding tripel style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, candied sugar, Juicy Fruit gum and lemon. Taste of Belgian yeast, candied sugar, lemon and fruity esters. Carbonated and has a fruity, bitter finish.


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