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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (825) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Bottle into Trappist glass. Cloudy golden color with amber’ish hue, quite bubbly with white foamy head. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast (coriander, clove, orange zest, some banana), straw and candy sugar. Taste adds notes of grass, some white wine, pepper and a light fruitiness. Light body, heavy carbonation, spritzy, dry with light bitter peppery finish. A very nice tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (28) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Opaque golden color; fine carbonation. Not particularly strong in the nose; some yeast. Satisfying mouthfeel. Apricot and a touch of orangey citrus; yeast and pleasant bitterness. Smooth, lingering finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1421) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
375 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Hazy yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, bread, and lemon zest. Nice balance of flavors with bubblegum, ripe banana, tangerine, Earth, and Belgian yeast. The finish is somewhat dry and bitter but certainly not unpleasant. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1890) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Chris. Bright, radiant yellow body; hazy. Huge, volatile brilliant white head, super foamy & chunky. Aroma of mint, bubblegum, soft bread, clove spice, a little sweet fruity esters. Spicy flavor; lots of clove, Belgian spiced yeast, grass, herbal notes, big-time white peppery blast. Dry, little bit of bubblegum towards the finish, it leans toward medicinal but never fully gets there. Slightly phenolic. Very slight banana & apple skin fruitiness. Overall, a pretty enjoyable tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1318) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Single bottle from Leary’s in Newburyport. Poured into a snifter. Huge white meringue head. Settles to a thick lace. I’ve let this settle down a bit and warm up. Fruity-yeast-spice aromas. Flavor is nice. Light malts, fruity yeast with more hoppy bitterness than most triples. Surprising at first, but OK after a while. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged. Hazy gold with a tall, fluffy white head. Aroma is strong fruit and yeast notes with spice, grains, straw and floral notes. Taste is sweet malt, candied fruit, yeast, toasted grains, light spices, flowers and straw. Body is medium with an exuberant carbonation. Finishes with more fruit, strong yeast, spice, flowers, toasted malt, grains and straw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (71) - - AUG 30, 2014
A gorgeous triple ale that cloudy just like it should be. Pours a deep amber all cloudy from a 12.7 oz corked bottle that delivers that strong Belgium ale aroma at just whiff. I could drink this one all night - and I just might! This is my first venture with Tröegs and I am delighted and impressed. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. Golden, indeed. Slightly hazy and almost opaque. Thin but sticky head. Mild aroma of vague herbs and yeast. Quality and terrificly authentic Belgian orange-spice. Great tripel. (#5637, 8/26/2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Hazy amber color, big white head that sticks around. Aoma of lightly spiced bread. Taste is sweet, light spice, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Cork & cage bottle to English pint glass. Pours hazy yellow gold, two finger head, little lacing, awesome retention. Aroma of wheat, faint clove and banana. Taste is fruity sweet, nice funky sour from the yeast. Full bodied, highly carbonated, fizzy mouth feel. Finishes quite dry with notes of wheat, lemon zest, herbs and yeast. Very nice example of the style yet different from the Belgians of Europe but in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Expectation: again Troegs baffles me. I like the style and thought to try the style - no real expectations other than based on the ratings
Hardware: 12.7oz undated bottle into Le Watou
Nose: spicy bread with lots of yeast. Fairly wheaty overall
Sip: wow! earthy and caramel with complex flavors
Taste: balanced but the spiciness wins!
Misc: reminds me of a Unibroue with the funky yeast
Conclusion: a pleasure to drink. a sipper. A fine beer as well as a great example of the style. Glad to have tried this and will recommend it to those who like the style.

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