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RATINGS: 2510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy gold with a spirited four fingers of soft foamy head. Recedes slowly leaving behind lots of clinging lace.This tripel is down to brass tacks with a sweet yeast nose, sweet fruit, banana and some floral and spice from the understated hops. A little alcohol as well. On the nose it lacks brightness and elan. Malt is subtle and doesn’t over contribute leaving an earthiness underneath. On the palate it’s smooth and buttery but leaves a touch bitter and with more of an alcohol taste than there really should be. It’s a good strong tripel but it felt like it was lacking in refinement and luster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2469) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a mid gold colour with a fluffy white head, aroma is malty and hoppy with some spice, taste is light bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (180) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Draft at wendover beer festival. Clear golden pour, very light taste for 9.5ABV. Beautiful golden ale spice and finish. DRINK WITH CARE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (739) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden color with long lasting nice head. Aroma has yeast, malt, apples, some sweet banana and herbs. Taste is malty sweet with long somewhat bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, alcohol, spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (452) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle@home, from Alko Stockman, Tampere, Finland. Strong still quite fresh taste with sweet malts, banana, some wheat and some artificial spices. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweeter malts and a hint of banana. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Resembles real abbey’s, but doesn’t have any earthy nuances or organic touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (369) - - JUN 21, 2016
Aroma of cloves, bananas, and esters. Taste is apricot, clove, coriander,fresh bread, black pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1629) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 26C Belgian Tripel

AROMA: Plenty of pale malt and yeast ester spices. Light banana; lemon peel; coriander? 9/12

APPEARANCE: Maize hue; cloudy body but CO2 visible. Small, white foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: 1-2 combo of peppery spice and citrus flavor. Grainy sweet malt with minor honey presence. Some coriander or similar spice on the finish; though the nature esters impart plenty of flavor, too. Alcohol is a minor, but contributing component of the palette. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Carbonation is strong, but fine. Body is medium and comfortable in the mouth. Alcohol warmth is noticeable, but subtle. Not as strong as you’d think. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I’ve had this on tap and it was outstanding; bottle isn’t quite as good (and possibly aged). Definitely to-spec and satisfying, though. 8/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (441) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (242) - - JUN 13, 2016
Pours clear medium amber with large white long lasting head with good lacing. Aroma is herbal, esters, straw, grass. Belgian yeast, medium bitter, long finish, medium sweet. Medium to full body, oily texture, high carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (425) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
35,5 cl bottle from our lovey monopoly. Pours clear, golden with a small, off-white head. Nose has sweet malt and fruit with belge style yeasts and noticeable alcohol. Richl body with loads of spices and malt. Too much belgian style still and all that honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (253) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours golden with medium sized white head. Yeast, banana, floral hops and spices, some notes of alcohol. Medium sweetness and bitterness, some sourness in the aftertaste too.

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