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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
For the third scratch beer, we delved into our old Belgian notes and decided to go big for a nice warming feeling when you drink this beer,” says John Trogner. “This unfiltered golden ale is 10.1% abv. It is spicy and quite dry with a hint of noble hops. The yeast is the real flavor in this beer and we used a different yeast strain than we use for The Mad Elf. This yeast creates that drier taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Cereal and citric fruits, big etoh warm and sweet. Chewy candi sugars with vanilla and some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Miver. Pours a cloudy and opaque golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Medium body, lightly sweet fruit, minerals and vitamin C. Some yeastiness also. Dry finish without any greater bitterness. 010209

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
From bottle, blindtasting #10. Pours hazy yellow with a diminished white head. Dry malty aroma, somewhat cotton like. Mild spiced and dry hoppy base flavoured, yet with a solid sweet malt base - clearly declining towards the finish. Light malty note. Dry and spiced finish, lasting bitter and dry impression into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottled. Poured near-clear (hazy with latter pours) brighter golden with a dusting of white head. Light fruit skins and black pepper jump out from the aroma with pale malts in a supporting role.. sweetness hit the back of the nostrils. The flavor was strong with lots of boozy residual sugars that carried through the long finish.. black pepper and cloves gave nice accents.. yeasty and warm overall. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. spicy and engaging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to goldtwins. Pours a clear golden color, very bright with a medium white head. A sweet aroma; spices, malt, some banana, cloves, lemons, very nice. The flavor is very smooth but not weak at all; a real mix of sweet bananas, malts, and sugars, mixed with a peppery spicy aspect, a light sulfur-like flavor. Bready and full, with a nice carbonated body. These retired beers are always interesting, the age has done it well, and it should hold up for years to come. Ends with a light and somewhat sour lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pours gold with a white bolloey head. Smells soapy and dry with some candi sugar and pepper. Tastes spicy and dry with some grassy elements and a nice touch of sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
This one has a golden color with a nose full of candi sugar and faded hops. Citrus all the way in the flavor - sweet and a tad hoppy, but not as balanced as their other Tripel-ish brews

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Spiced aroma with fruit notes. Very sweet, yet suprisingly dry flavor. Good, but different tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Very nice tripel. Aroma was very good. Strong spices, yeast and light fruit. Pour was a nice hazy light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was all apple, grape and yeast. The spices come in and out, but the light fruits and yeast dominate. Medium carbonation. Would have been nice to have the strong bubbly biting carbonation I like in tripels but this has been aged for a bit so I can’t complain. Somewhat thick mouthfeel with a dry sweet aftertaste. Nice. I am trying all of these in order and haven’t been disappointed yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Thanks to GandGKevin. 12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden in color with thin white head which does not last long. Aroma sweet and citrus. Taste sweet, spicy and grainy with dry finsih.

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