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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 (204) - 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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - OCT 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-12-14- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a pure white head of one finger height. The head sticks around for quite some time, eventually fading however, leaving a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is big and bready with lots of yeasty and spice smells. The spices are of classic Belgian spices with coriander and clove. Along with these aromas are a decent honey smell along with some lighter fruit smells with banana being the heaviest, but being joined by some orange as well. Mixed with these smells are some grassy and hay-like smells as well rounding out the aroma. Taste – The taste of the beer begins much sweeter then I was anticipating from the nose. It begins with a bready flavor mixed with lots of candied sugar tastes, honey, as well as a nice lighter orange sweetness. These bready and sweet flavors create a base for the brew remaining relatively constant throughout the taste. At the start of the taste there is also a yeasty flavor that begins on the lighter side, but that grows in potency as the flavor advances. The yeast brings with it the expected Belgian triple spice and fruit flavors with coriander, clove, and banana all joining the yeast. A light alcohol, grainy and grassy flavor join the taste at the very end mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather sweet and smooth Belgian triple flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is composed of tons of tiny little champagne like bubbles. The nice blend of creaminess but not too thickness is great for the sweet and yeasty flavors while the carbonation gives a fantastic feel to the sweet triple qualities of the brew. Overall – A very enjoyable sweeter triple style brew. Very easy drinking and enjoyable without being over the top in abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fitwitchik (351) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter cloudy light orange with a white head. Aroma is fruity funk. Flavor is banana clove bready malt. Uber carbonated. Bitter finish. Above average.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
An above average offering from an above average brewer. Light in color. Nice even taste. Solid start to finish. Worth a try

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (54) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1449) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2025) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1342) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (75) - - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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)


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