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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (187) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2013
12.7 oz. bottle poured into a Trappist glass. Pours a gold color with some yeast sediment and plenty of carbonation. White head settles to a small circular film in the center of the glass. Aroma of yeast, grapes and a touch of sourness. Medium light body, sweet taste. Slightly dry finish. Excellent beer. I tried this with some aged sharp cheddar cheese - great combination!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10574) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (124) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2082) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle. Hazy golden with two finger head. Sweet but light base. Mild hops. Plenty of yeast and spice. Quite fruity. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1714) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, and fruit. Flavor is malt, fruit, yeast, hops, and alcohol. Ends dry. It seems they are trying to be close to an American version of Duvel, which isn’t a bad thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Floral orange malt and alcohol aroma. Hazy golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet light cinnamon, orange/peach malt and lightly bitter/astringent alcohol flavor. Really like the fruit flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3872) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Very nicely done, and not very grave at all. Rich palate with lots of floral aroma and coriander. Pours hazy blonde with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish, soft carbonation. Light citrus. Great balance. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2042) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
375ml c&c bottle from Crossroads. Poured a hazy golden color with huge frothy white head. Aroma of bananas, wheat, lemon, and funk. Mouthfeel was very fizzy. Taste is grassy, herbal, lemon zest, toasted wheat, and a hint of funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at Bulls Head. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, Belgian earthy yeast spices and esters with light spicy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is moderate spices, crisp malt, candi sugar, light hops and bitterness with peppery alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (852) - , CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2014
Hazy golden colour. Belgian yeast, fruity, citrus, high carbonation, finishes dry.


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