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Van Houzen Sacrifish Tripel

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Sacrifish is a 9% Belgian Tripel with an American Hop Profile. The alcohol is present in the nose yet does not overpower the fruity esters or hop aroma. It is brewed entirely with pilsen malt and candi sugar for a surprisingly light color and clarity. Have a couple and say ‘Sacrifice’ five times fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft. Pours pale gold with a nice head. Nose is some banana and crackers. I get a little sourness in the taste. There are better tripels out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1513) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at Trumpet Blossom in IC. I like this small-time brewery and I think this beer shows promise. Mostly, it’s just lacking body. Some nice flavors, but fairly two-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at Zombie Burger. Looks like urine in the glass. Doesn’t leave any lacing. A bit of perfume on the nose. I’m getting mostly alcohol on the tounge with a bit of a burn on the finish. Pass!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2013
had this on tap at iowa craft beer festival with chad.. pours clear gold with grainy mild hopps aroma, taste is similar, my favorite of the van houzen beers ive tried

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Tap @ Shorts Iowa City. Pours a fairly clear yellow appearance with a white head. Big bubblegum, banana, slightly spicy yeasty aroma. Fairly strong, a bit gummy, strong bubblegum, citrusy, tangy flavor. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
On tap at Short’s in Iowa City. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Grainy, zesty lemon, yeasty flavors with some alcohol burn. Flavor is a little light for the high abv. Kinda fun tripel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours a very pale color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is crackery & lightly fruity with some banana. Unfortunately some overwhelming metallic character shows up to the party which throws it off for me a bit. It’s a sweet and lightly floral smelling beer.

The flavor is nicer than the aroma, spicy and peppery, more on the sweet side of the ’Tripel’ world but not distractingly or annoyingly sweet... fruity and lightly dusty with some cracker like character. Most defiantly true to style in every way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamBone (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Had this beer several times at different locations through East-Central Iowa. Has a nice citrus nose and clean finish. A solid product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Draft at Red’s. Poured a clear gold color. The head was thick and white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of hay/cereal grain with whiffs of clove and possibly saaz hops. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with a warming alcohol effect. Subdued clove, hay, and white pepper with a pleasant fresh bread flavor at the end.

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