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RATINGS: 203   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1961) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Tasted on tap in a fluted tulip at Three Kings, thanks Brett! It poured a slightly hazy golden colour with thick, creamy, long lasting white foam and lace. Grainy, reminiscent of crackers and freshly baked French bread, tart and fruity, faint noble hops balance, with strong Belgian yeast notes: fruity, spicy, peppery. Despite the light colour, there were nonetheless subtle and complex malty and caramelly notes. I swear even hints of Brett, reminiscent of Goose Island Matilda or a well-aged Orval. Tart and slightly barn-yardy. Light body, strong carbonation, dry finish, highly "digestive." Really delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
21st May 2013
Paul takes a brown shower tasting at Bruces pad. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, dry with prickly carbonation. Sweetish malt, vague touch of honey. Typical tripel spice. Light ripe fruits in the background. Dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Good lacing. Nose of tropical fruit with pineapple for sure. Medium body Flavor is pineapple and other fruits such as banana. The finish is very flavorful. Very easy drinking. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a goblet. 3.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow wheat color. Just a whisp of fizzy white head formed then fell just as quickly. 4.0 S: This is a nice, earthy tripel. Not overly fruity like some - just right. Honey, pepper and clove spiciness dominate the nose. Hay and grassy hoppiness. Lightly floral with a dirty earthiness that I like a lot. Mildly yeasty. Overall, solid. 3.5 T: Like the nose, this is earthy and spicy. Honey, pepper, and clove are again the leading flavors. Hay, grassy, flowers, earth to follow. Not a lot of complexity, but what is there is done quite well. 4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good carbonation level for the style, but on the lower end. Spritzy, light, and fluffy. Good here. 3.5 D: Good overall effort. Lacking in the complexity department, but other than that I have no complaints. Serving type: bottle 11-11-2012 03:53:10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (6019) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
This an excellent tripe,. Looks and smells light. The flavor is simple but easy to drink and tasty. Nothing out of the ordinary but done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4473) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
8 mar 2012, bottle. Light yellow, faintly hazy, no bubbles. Nose is saison, lemon, straw. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lightly sugared lemon juice, straw, saison yeast. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (7045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft @ Sunset Grill and tap. Tulip shows a completely hazy bright gold. Retention for days, sheets down the glass. Big aroma of fruity esters of cloves, bananas and pears. The flavor features the yeast. Again mostly banana, sweet pears, sweet malt / bread and candi sugar. Mild hop bitterness and a dry finish. Chewy thicker body. ABV is hidden well. Overall this is well above average in style regardless of what others say. I would drink this any day of the week. Not sure how it translates into a bottle but I was happy with it on draft!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pas mal sur le style, mince en bouche et pas mal sucr. La levure belge est bien contenue mais les saveurs sont un peu grossire comparativement aux versions classiques.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2827) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Moderate grain and cereal for the malt, light to moderate perfume for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pear and pepper in the background. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a soft to lively carbonation, and a lightly alcoholic finish. A very tasty beer, reminds me of Springtime. Maybe not as Tripel-ish as the standard, but enough so to deserve its high score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (1098) - Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
The color is nothing special, its yellow and hazy with a medium head. The aroma is fairly standard for a triple, bananas and citrus and a little bit of hops, with that usual, mildly cabbage-like tone in the background. The taste is pretty good. Theres enough malt in the finish to surprise me a little bit. Overall, no better than the Trader Joes Belgian I bought on the same day, but it cost a hell of a lot more than the Trader Joes did.

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