overall
68
59
style
RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Similar to Belgian-style Strong Pales, the Tripel is often characterized by its lighter color, spicy aromatics, and complexity. Brother Davidís Triple is brewed with copious amounts of pale malts as well as Belgian candi sugar, giving it a deep golden hue, medium body and rich mouth feel. The dense head gives off aromas of candied orange peel, clover honey, pears, and a hint of freshly mown fields. The fruity esters and spicy hop flavors balance the phenolic characteristics leading to a peppery, citrusy finish.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Pilsner, Munich (20L)

HOPS:
Columbus, Sterling

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
I must say that this had a really weird plastic top on it, like fake wax plastic. Reddish glow, semi transparent with no head i could see. Lots of bannanas and yest in the aroma. Very carbonated up front with some lemon thing going on, but the real deal here is fresh baked bannana bread, this tasted just like a big ol mouthful, slight burnt bitterness at the end. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2892) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2005
I enjoyed this tripel who is with me.......crickets........Ah well anyway a sunkist soda aroma with a hint of lemon and perfume. A dark orange appearance with excellent lacing. The flavor was very earthy with a doughy presence. I get a good deal of bananas and oranges. It blended well. A different take on the style but good nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. Clear, reddish amber body with a white ring for a head. Aroma of clove, fruits (banana, prune, raisin), caramel, alcohol and over all is earthy and coying. Body is medium to light with soft coarse carbonation and lightly dry. Flavor is yeasty sour, fruity (prune, plumb), lightly bitter clove with banana, caramel and noticable alcoholic warmth and flavor. Too much. Unbalanced and rather unpleasant; harsh. A headache in a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Smells like lemon, citrus, and listerine. melon colored with white head. tastes like astringent, alcohol burn, orange and lemon peels strong carbonation, banana, wheat, flowers, and grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2582) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Pours with a one-finger white head, fades quickly, and leaves no lace. Nice, clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is raisiny/alcohol. Starts sweet - more malt than hops, alcohol is noticeable but smooth. AVís double is better. $6.15 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
22 oz bottle, snifter. Medium amber-caramel hue with a frothy, eggshell head. White bread, grapes, naval oranges, must, bananas, almonds make for diverse aroma. H. sweet, m. acidic flavor becomes a m. sweet, m. acidic, m. bitter finish. Medium-full body, chewy texture, lively carbonation, astringent. The bottom line is: diverse, but never terribly interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle from the Capital Ale House. POurs clear amber with a small whitish head. Nose is big fruity esters, mild sugary notes, light yeast, mild flowery notes, and some moderate alcohol. Taste is much the same. Fruit, alcohol, yeast, flowery notes and creamy malts. Typical "triple" without being very complex. Body was leaning towards syrupy and is very rich . Light carbonation feel to it . Finish is more fruit notes, flowers, light caramel, yeast, mild sugary notes and light maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Fancy bottle pours light head which disapers rather fast. Can not detect the sugar as much as in the Double. Rather plain but decent alchol flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours amber and flat with a very small white head. Smells of straw and sugar. Tastes very bland with some raisin and caramel notes. Very far below average for a Belgian style Tripel.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (16465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
Draught, Archer Ale House, Bellingham

Bright amber colour. A deep whiff shows me some peachy, perfumey notes and light caramel accents. The flavour has a lot of brown sugar sweetness. Alcohol tries in vain to cut through the thick body, ultimately failing and consigning the beer to cloyingness. There is a restrained fruitiness somewhere underneath the sugar but it lacks yeast and hop character entirely, something which is tough to forgive at the best of times, impossible to forgive in a tripel.


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