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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 247   ABV: 8.23%
The hallmark of Belgian Triples are fruity esters balanced with a dry finish that fall in the range of 7-9% ABV. And for this years 19th anniversary celebratory brew, we decided to create a stylistically perfect beersomething unusual considering our penchant for producing eccentric beers that defy styles or categories.

In excited anticipation of 20 years and the new brewery, we concocted this very traditional, yeast driven, dry and fruity Tripel.

Hop Variety: Bravo, Czech Saaz
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Wheat, Oats
Yeast Variety: Achouffe

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is clove, yeasty spice, and a little grain. Flavor is sweet, candied, fruity,yeasty, Belgian spice, clove and a little banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Not really blown away by this beer, but perhaps thats because I dont like tripels over 8.22%. Anyway, its quite sweet and certainly yeast-forward. Plenty of ripe, juicy and sugary fruits at play. There are much worse tripels out there - in the States AND in Belgium, mind you - but this one was still just OK. (3.4)

Bottle at Bruces, London - thanks to Ken! Pours lightly hazy yellow-gold with a slight, frothy white head. Nose holds lots of yeast, mushy bananas, sugary wheat. Medium to big sweet flavor, mild lemony tang, yeasty and lightly doughy wheat. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sugary, vaguely syrupy finish, plenty of doughy wheat, yeast, mellow lemon and banana. Drinkable in small doses. (3.4)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased at Rimann in Prairie Village, Kansas. Bottled April 2012. The pour is light haze yellow gold with a one inch white head the falls rockily with nice lacing. The aroma is straw, hay, earth and a soft clove spice yeastiness. Nice integration and softness. The taste is initially the straw and hay then turns quickly to herbal and honey sweetness. The sweet builds, finally showing some alcohol heat before it finishes dry with more lingering sweet. The yeast clove is present, though is somewhat buried behind the honey herbal. The palate is medium bodied, a bit of slick oily mouth feel and the dry sweet somewhat hot finish. The nose on this was promising, though the taste delivered a pretty typical sweet American Tripel. Certainly not bad by any means, just not totally my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5908) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22 oz bomber from Spirits Middletown. Poured a rather ugly slightly cloudy yellow under a very ugly piss bubble white foam. Aroma is dried out sugary tropical fruits, yeast, dry grains and a hint of bubble gum. Medium bodied with tight bubbly stronger carbonation and a dry finish with a touch of lingering heat. Flavor of dry tropical fruits, sugary sweet even though dry like sun dried fruit, toast, yeast, old bubble gum. Not bad but a bit hot, especially for only an 8.3% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pale yellow with a light white head. A really dry finish. A nice brew but not their finest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at the Flying Saucer. Pours hazy gold, not much of a head. Subtle fruits and yeast on the nose, some bread. Flavor is classic belgian. Yeasty, sweet, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft... Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a spicy and fruity assortment of clove, pear, peach and white pepper. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is fruity & lightly spiced with a decent hop kick. Finishes crisp and somewhat dry. This is how a tripel is supposed to be brewed, but I hate the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle:   Cloudy straw in color, moderate to large dishwater like head, little lacing.   Pale bready nose, very faint floral aspects.   Bready up front, a little barnish.   Not as floral as I would like, but does have a slight tropical fruit aspect.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet bready finish, a bit floral but not bright, also with some pale or tropical fruity aspects that linger.   Comes across as very American, but its clean and not too cloying or overly bready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (8450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Hazy light golden with a persistant white fluffy head. Lovely sweet abbey aroma of hay, sweet earthy cereal, a light herbal tone like lavender or basil or something...just really nice. Flavor was the same, sweet and pale-malty with a nice Belgo yeast spiciness paired with some sort of perfumy herbal action, without being too bitter, with hay and lavender notes. Really tasty. Not very dry...not a complaint, but not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2213) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
pours a cloudy pale yale with a medium white head, and great lacing. smell is of pear, wheat, yeast, a touch of citrus, and some banana. taste is sweet, pear, some peach, yeast, and a some hops. ends nicely smooth.

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