RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This traditional Belgian-style triple is strong, fruity, and slightly sour. It starts with a big malt presence, followed up by a pronounced candy sugar sweetness, and balanced with a spicy hop finish. A must-try. Ask your server for a taste!

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tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
Sugary, malty, doughy, citrus-lemon aroma with some light higher alcohols. Opaque yellow straw coloured body is topped by decent white head that recedes to ring. Lemon-citrus cookie dough flavours with some mild phenols. Explosive carbonation offsets the heavy palate. Although it’s certainly not to style, I’m certain that it is very enjoyable to imbibe. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
The Lure:
A straw yellow robe purports a savvy and creamy haystack. There seems to be a beginning of DMS, but it is actually contributing in this authentically Wallonian attraction.

The Festivities:
Lemony meringue melts into a creamy, bitter finale. Huge effervescence aptly imitates the most Wallonian brewers. Not a stylistically-correct Tripel, but who cares when you are having so much fun?

Veracity breeds proficiently in the Michigan brewing scene, it seems.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
Floaties soldiers arbor this golden white headed body. Intensely sweet aroma with heavy phenolic notes and a serious DMS component. Powder sugar, corn, honey, cabbage meld into a scent reminiscent of honey cough drops in a vegetal way. Somehow, the yeast dries it up a bit on the palate, though there’s still sugary banana bubble gum flavors. At the same time, the thick mouthfeel is dominated by big bubbles that keep biting after having swallowed. I don’t know what to make of this one, clearly, it’s not a top tripel, but despite every critic I have toward it, I can say I generally enjoyed it.

Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Tap: Light amber transparent with no head. Strong apple/fruit aroma up front. Sweet malt and apple cider/sugar taste to it with hints of banana. Slight bite at end with banana aftertaste. I drank three more after the sampler.

Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
On tap: Aroma contains a lot of apple. Transparent gold with and orange tint. No head. Flavor has a sort of barley wine taste to it, but more sweet. Apple, cinnamon, banana bread, caramel, and raison. Slight tartness in the finish, Syruppy mouthfeel. Light bitterness in the finish. Well done.

AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2004
On tap: Some of the ladies I was out with made fun of the tulip glass and then had a sip and were impressed. Fairly sweet, not yeasty enough for me. The 10% is well conceled, I’ve got a good buzz.

qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 21, 2004
bottle, very large white bubbly head. starts out sweet and flows into a dry wheat taste. okay...not one of my favorites

11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle from May ’04. Eruptive opening. Large white head forms with irrational exuberance. Hazy yellow, some floaties. Sweet candy smells with Saaz hop notes. Very reminiscent of a wheat beer. First taste is sweetish but not terribly so. Malt and yeast make appearances. Plenty of carbonation. Dryish in the middle peppery tastes. Finish is hoppier than expected. Fairly pleasant

Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Yellow. Chalky, powdery, fresh perm-like nose. Quite odd really, possessing a sweet & doughy maltiness, spicy hops and a hint of wheat. Dry, light, sugared flavor, somewhat metallic, with hints of titanium, orange, coriander and phenols. On the finish, candy sugar comes through along with well pronounced spicy hops. Yummy.

hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Draft at 2004 MBG Summer Festival. Formed a very small off-white head with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. Uncarbonated, transparent and a yellow hue. Malty, sweet and fruity aroma. Malty, banana, spicy and clove flavor from start to finish. Smooth and somwhat of a watery-thin mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied beer that had sparse lacing.

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