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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (325) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1201) - - APR 23, 2016
375ml corked bottle, thanks Christina! Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with apple and pear fruity esters as well as grass and straw character. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head that has very little retention and decent lacing. Starts with spicy Belgian yeast flavors as well as some fruity apple and pear notes. Finishes smooth with a slightly bitter note with grass and straw flavors. Finishes a bit off, but a nice Belgian overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2595) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2016
Bottled Sept. 3, 2015, consumed in Feb. 2016: Clear, deep golden. Gentle pour generates a voluminous cap of sticky and persistent foam. Quiet but clean aroma of German noble hops, uncured hay, Russian sage, pepper and melon. Prickly carbonation. Opens with a juicy push of bright flowery hops coupled with slick fruity esters tempered by a warming alcoholic glow. Malt is nice and polished: grassy and haylike. Spicy hop bitterness stimulates saliva and underscores the clean fermentation. Quite luscious hopping, combined with ample residual sweetness, causes the lips to smack. Well balanced lilac and haylike pils malt comprise the graceful, mellow finish. It’s nearly impossible to find this style brewed to tradition and without being severely underattenuated and/or a banana bomb. But Tröegs has done very well here (same with the dubbel). If they just sprinkled in some more phenols, I wouldn’t complain. I am surprised to find that this shows no signs of oxidation and is still quite vital after seven months in the bottle. That said, I’m very much looking forward to a fresh bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlindGuardianco (70) - - MAR 28, 2016
Solid Belgium beer, tasty and drinkable, beautiful head and colo4, we’ll balanced will buy again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hiledd (65) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Spicy and citrus aroma, hazy brown appearance, medium body, fruity and herbal flavor, Belgium or Dubbel flavor in a tripped ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1718) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home, 21st February 16. Pours amber, aroma is complex, yeast, spice. Taste is yeast, grain, complex, bitter, spice and floral. Not bad for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2016
12.7 oz bottle. Hazy orange brown with a snowy white head. Nose is yeast, toffee and dough with hints of citrus peel. Oily medium body with fizzy carb. Not sure why I keep trying tripels when I rarely find one I like. Figured I’d give the home state folks a shot for my 60th. Taste is cloying orange bubblegum, green leaves and overripe peaches. Long filmy finish with cardboard drying. Yup, it’s a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4737) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours hazy apricot with a white head. Aroma presents fruity, dusty and nutty tones. Strong flavor features fruity, malty and hoppy notes, while body is firm and fizz is strong. Nothing "grave" about this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5111) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
I just tasted this one on one with a westy and it actually is not that much worse. From a corked bottle. Golden with a slight haze and lots of sediment. Bitter up front and a tad citrusy. Very good co2 prickles the palate. Aroma is just plain good beer. Could use a few more manners. Ye s, the finish leaves a bit of an astringent aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2778) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pale golden blonde pour with a thin lively white head .... Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast (apples, pears) and light spices ..... Taste is of Belgian yeast fruity Apple, pear and light peach ... Some caramel malt and dry lightly spicy and very lightly grassy hopped .... Sweet and lightly tart ... Finish is dry and mouthfeel is lively .... Abv hidden well .... Not bad for the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Heed the bottle’s warning: pour it slowly and carefully. Everything about the beer is above average, but it leaves just a hint of aftertaste that isn’t as smooth as the rest of it. It’s a very good beer from a cool little brewery, and I’d drink it again.

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