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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Spices, fruity, some rinds, and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy golden colour. Belgian yeast, fruity, citrus, high carbonation, finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy, bright gold...sparkly, with a smooth white head. Yeast, banana aroma. Taste is creamy, fruit, yeast....spice. Fairly hoppy and leafy. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlan1 (189) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle poured into glass. Despite careful pour very large fluffy head that took awhile to subside. Nose is sweet toffee candy and belgian abbey yeast. Taste is mild yet pleasantly sweet. Slightly chewy mouthfeel. Very good stuff. Wish it was more widely available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Nice hazy golden straw pour with excellent pillowtop offwhite head. Very good bready tripel. A little vanilla and candi sugar sweetness. Very authentic belgian character. I would not have guessed it was american. Nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Location: Bottle from Buy Rite, 7/25/14

Aroma: The nose is sweet and yeasty, some bubble gum, fruit, and spice notes as well
Appearance: A murky golden-orange color with a thick froth of off-white head and heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor profile is right along the Belgian yeast expectations, sweet, but not overly so
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean feel, average carbonation, and a light dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice example of the style for me. It comes off as pretty well made and enjoyable. I quite enjoyed drinking this beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Golden body with a medium to large white head and soapy lacing. Bubblegum, light citrus, grass, yeasty bread and some stonefruit. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of bubblegum, Belgian yeast, banana esters, mixed tropical fruits, grass and light malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (628) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. 7/21/14. Pours cloudy gold color with a fluffy, active white head. Aroma is grass, light fruits (white grapes, apples?), farmyard, hay, hint of bubblegum. Taste is Belgian Yeast, farmyard, dry fruitiness, light fruits, hints of alcohol and leather; finish is bitter hops, fruit rind, leather. Carbonation is quite active, playful; works well. Mouth feel is medium-full bodied. Nice lacing. Nice; surprisingly dry overall. Well crafted. I don’t typically go out for Belgian Ales but I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2185) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
7/20/2014. From bottle. Cloudy amber color with a thick white head. Malty and buttery aromas. Spicy flavors, lots of hops. Sweet at first with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1002) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Quite beautiful. Light gold with a lingering lacey head. The belgian yeast shines through the light malts leaving a mildly dry hoppy finish. But the beer is so soft and supple, it’s luxurious and warming. Thanks Max, for this one and all the others that contributed to this 1000th rating.

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