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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Our take on a classic Belgian Tripel. Smooth and creamy with a hazy light golden color. Hints of banana and clove from the yeast along with the spicy/woodsy hop flavors prevail up front, giving way to a subdued sweetness in the finish. Brewed with Pilsner malt and hopped with Chinook, Perle and Hallertau Mittlefrueh.

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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. The pour yields a very light colored beer. Lighter than straw and more along the lines of a Berliner. A bit of a head without too much retention. The nose and flavor have a touch of spice and breadiness, but are otherwise quite watery. Body is very light. Somewhat dry. Not a big fan.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Our take on a Belgian-style Tripel which has a hazy golden hue with hints of banana and clove. Spicy, woodsy hop flavors prevail upfront, giving way to a subdued sweetness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From a 12oz bottle at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. Light sweet dusty notes, some banana, light lemon notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22518) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk. Clear yellow color. Herbal straw aroma. Taste is sweet boozy straw.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1566) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours clear gold w/ a white head & sporadic lacing. The aroma contains some spice but is overtaken by a metallic scent. The taste is quite similar as the belgian spices are rather pleasant on the nose but finishes oddly w/ the metallic flavor really dampening the beer. Just ok!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (6451) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks solidfunk! Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light tart notes, lemon citrus, herbs, light floral. Tastes of herbs, malt, citrus, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
translucent straw, white head dies quick to ring, good lacing. Pear and apple flesh ester nose, light sugar and filling grain. Sweet overall, thin with plenty of sugar, no offensive esters but singular sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6551) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle at the Rate Beer tasting March 25, 2016. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of banana and cloves. Sweet caramel flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3718) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2016
12oz capped bottle. Dated 7-12-16, which I will assume is the bottled on date. Pours a clear golden color throughout with a slight hazy at the very end of the bottle. A small head with a decent longevity. Aroma is alcohol and thick dough, thick yet light feel to the aroma. Moderately-light sweet, not sugary. Low hops. Flavor follows up with similar restrained Belgianess. Its strong alcohol, lightly thick Belgian dough, low esters, low hop, sweet finish. Its not ester sweetness, its not big sugars, a very doughty, malty Belgian sweet. A lighter body with a lightly moderate carbonation. A little fruity yeast at the end. Definitely a strong beer but avoids the many pitfalls of American tripel versions, its not American-sweet but definitely strong. At $1.89 per 12oz bottle, Ill probably pick this up again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear gold with some hazy, white head. Nose has tropical fruit, mild candy, a little guava, a little musty/stale. Flavor has mild tropical fruit, candy, couch, mild straw. Trashy finish, sadly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (8062) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Some florals and some alcohol. Not a lot to this. Golden pour with big head. Tangy finish. Some citrus. Not great for style but drinkable as beer. Bottle.


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