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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Series   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 year’s 19th anniversary celebratory brew, we decided to create a stylistically perfect beer—something 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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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium white head that mostly dissipates atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, coriander, some cotton candy, light straw, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, coriander, some spicy/dusky, straw, cotton candy. Somewhat dry finish, medium body that’s somewhat undercarbonated.

jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of spicy pepper hops,apple skin, yeast, harsh spice and lemongrass. Slight off notes throughout. Boozy in the finish. Medium to fuller/medium body.

ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bomber. Nose is lightly lemon-citric with lovely Saison-like herbal and floral accents, pale malt and light yeast, touch of chalk, some additional grassy hops with the sweetness, plenty of fruit. Pours a clear, bright yellow-golden with a quickly dissipating head. Taste is more complex than a ’normal’ tripel, tons of great Saison notes here, heavy clover honey with floral tones and sticky malt, overripe fruit and a touch of scratchy chalk, gentle but enveloping bitterness, alcohol plays a restrained and sophisticated a role and contributes most in the warming throat and chest. Oily, slick medium body, spicy yeast, all about the yeast, even have some yeasty bread on the back end. Noble hops and are noble but modest, and the overall experience announces its modern hybridization while flashes its traditional roots. A pleasant sipping experience and much better than recent anniversaries from Avery.

Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
A fizzy yellow tripel. Faint yeast aroma of fruit, earth and spice. Flavor is booze and peppery Saaz hops. Not much else, really. Moderate bitterness with a boozy and short bitter finish. This is easily the worst Tripel I’ve ever had.

Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Crisp fruit and honey with a touch of yeast and dough. Slightly hazy golden with a fizzy white head. Balanced with fruity notes and a touch of herbal hops bitterness. Strong carbonation with a balanced body and finish.

vipinvelp (4510) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2013
Somewhat hazy golden yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is bit weak, low bitter, also sweet. Not caramel, more like orange. Taste is bitter, again not too much. Some sweetness precent. Short bittersweet aftertaste. (Houston 201301)

jrob21 (3772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
A little on the burning band aid side of the equation so not working in a great way for me. Pours cloudy gold with a white head and thick full lace. Spice and citrus aroma. Some clove and licorice. Full body and sweet. Lemon and fruit flavors. Can’t get past the finish though.

drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12/16/12. Bomber from 5 Points. Hazy orange pour with a small off-white head that fades and doesn’t lace a ton. Spicy yeast aroma with light sugar, a touch of alcohol, and methinks a hint of brett coming around. Slightly sweet entry with sugar, orange, and yeast, followed by plenty of bitterness and a nice dry bite. Tasty.

Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
22oz. bottle, dated April 2012. Sweet, fruity, floral aroma, lightly honeyish and perfumed with hints of melon, pineapple, clove and banana esters, licorice and lemon, some faint doughy touches and spice as well. Hazy light-medium golden in color, with a fine, fading head. Flavor profile is sweet, very mildly tart, fruity and full of clove and peppery spice, more honeyish tones and tropical fruit here, with a very gently bitter finish that moves more towards the dry side of the equation, closing with a tinge of grassy hop. Smooth and low in effervescence on the palate, very gently warming but otherwise not showing much trace of the alcohol. Solid and interesting effort, quite pleasant and a nice change of pace for this brewery.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of some citrus hops, sweet bready and grainy malts, Belgian yeast, coriander and other spices, and lemon zest. T - Starts off with a mix of citrus hops, some light bitterness, some sweet grainy malts, some lemon zest, and coriander. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast comes through with some more spices, and a bit of farmhouse flavor. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast, spices, fruity esters, and lemon zest. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and estery finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced Tripel. Very smooth.

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