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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Vintage 6.5.09

This is our Haiku Trippel that was aged in a cabernet barrel from Kunde Estate Winery, an organic winery in Sonoma, CA. It is a Belgian-style top fermented ale. Golden in color, medium in body, it has a crisp finish. Flavors of lemon, citrus, honey, apple and honey suckle develop in intensity as the beer matures. The barrel aging process added layers of oak, vanilla, and, of course, the cabernet wi ne notes shine through creating something completely new and unique. The aroma is a wonderful medley of cabernet, beer and oak.

Grain: German Pilsner malt, Vienna, Wheat, Biscuit malt

Hops: German Tettnang, Czech Saaz

We make our own Belgian candi sugar and add it to the kettle

OG: 18.2 Plato

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
750ml, unlabeled, caged and corked bottled picked up in a trade probably 5 years ago. BBT3 tasting. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Fruity, wood, citrus, some vanilla, and some grapes. Softer but overall very well aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet stone fruit red wine and oak aroma and taste with a dry finish. Mi pinche esposa wants to mention that soap in the wc dried her hands.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2010
750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a bright hazy golden orange with a big super-creamy white head that recedes to a thin cap with some thin lacing. The aroma is sweet with sugar-coated green apples and pears with an interesting grape and oak character, some spiciness as well. The taste has a light oaky spiciness up front with some red grapes before the big sugary sweet malt and light fruit base takes over. More pears and apples and the finish is fairly sweet with the oak and wine really subtle. The mouthfeel is very, very smooth for the style and the barrel has taken away some of the carbonation which makes the body seem slightly thin, though not enough to bother me. Another excellent Belgian style beer from Crawford - one that uses the barrel to perfect effect, not overpowering the underlying beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
hay, cereal, nuts, golden, cloudy, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (2115) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
humel,malt,lidt grape Ud: gylden,uklar Skum;Ingen (hnd flaske fra fad),E.smag:sur lidt,Bitter moderat Slut E.smag:sd lidt,sur lidt,bitter lidt Krop: medium For. Olie Brus.bld (75cl f) [f1fan]16/4-10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48146) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
[ Trade by GAManiac ]. Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, apricot, moderate ot heavy yeasty, apricot sweet, wood, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light light fruit acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100416]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (16045) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan US Tasting, April 2010. Pours unclear golden with a small bubbly head on top. Nose is sweet malts, yeast, fruit and a bit of oak. Vinous and fruity flavor. Lively carbonation. Full bodied. Spicy flavor with vanilla, oak and caramel. Vaguely sticky and a slight tartness in the end. Tasty!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15492) - Snderborg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
Bottle. Nice fat wine barrel aroma. Grapey with plenty of spice, vanilla. Cloudy orange colour. The flavour has the same notes, only more vinous, some wine and grape acid, even a little biting. Quite alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Tripple Cab
Date: November 12, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, winey and tart, light mustyness, touch of spice, light oak
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice winey character with a fruity sweetness, light tartness, wonderful interplay between the wine character and the base tripel
Overall: a great mariage

Name: Tripple Cab
Date: November 21, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting
getting more of the base tripple and less of the wine barrel character,

Name: Tripple Cab
Date: October 20, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: brewpub
very well belended and mellowed together, still a touch of the fruity wine but well integrated with the spicy tripple,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, pale golden body with a slight, white head. Smell: Notes of sweet, lightly malted barley predominate in the nose, mostly pils malts, with other hints of fresh honey and flowers as well as the fruity wine aroma. Taste: Sweet-tasting pilsner malt with, perhaps, a bit of wheat all providing a moderate level of sweetness. Almost immediately, in creeps a lightly tart, jammy wine character for a pervasive, everpresent fruitiness. Some warming alcohol is felt throughout. Teeny pinch of salt. Flavor of fresh-picked peaches wrapped in honeysuckle. Tripple Cab finishes near dry and leaves you with some light, fleeting wine tastes. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Drinkability: A very enjoyable treat. It brings together some of the better attributes from each of the parent beverages for a rather lovely experience.

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