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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Arriving in time to greet the new year is our deceptively efficacious Belgian strong ale. Golden-straw color, effervescent condition, and commingling flavors and aromas of curacao orange, coriander, yeasty fruit esters and phenols, a subtle malt base, and a warming, slightly hoppy finish. Served proudly in its own tulip-shaped glass, this perennial was the first Belgian-style beer produced in American craft-brewing history according to the beer Hunter, Michael Jackson. Don’t miss it!

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3.4
halfonit (1392) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden/orange color. Aroma is of yeast, coriander, spices, orange, and malts. Flavor also has yeast, coriander, spices, and orange. I can taste some cloves and flowers also. Leaves a yeasty and spice finish.

4.2
mkgrenwel (621) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2012
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange/yellow pour. Creamy white head leaves a strong crown and film on top. Nose pof lemon, orange and light spice. Full bodied and a touch chewy. Carbonation is appropriately sharp, but not overpowering as other examples of the style can be. Mostly a sweet malt base, but touches of dry toast here and there. Lemon, orange, melon. Pepper and sharp spicy esters. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is actually a bit subdued for the style, but does show up in appropriate amounts as it warms. Complex and deep, but quaffable. Just a really solidly made example of the style. Does everything a tripel should, and does it well. Nothing not to like.

3.9
jimhilt (2620) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast and fruit nose, flavor is sweet spicy fruit and light Belgian yeast, the high ABV is hidden. Decent Belgian triple. Batch #2, bottled Jan 2012, $10.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.4
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
On draft at the brew pub. Classic tripel style. Dark yellow color with a light white head. Nice belgian yeast esters.

4
MaBeer1972 (2141) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2012
22 oz bottled version. A deep golden brew with a slight orange hue. Decent head that goes to lacing. Strong fruity-spice aromas. Good malty backbone. Very smooth palate. Good sweetness, but not too much. Good balance. Doesn’t seem like 9.5%. Very tasty stuff!

3.4
thornecb (6017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2011
This was the first Tripel I ever tried...back in the early 90s at the brewpub in Kendal Square on my lunch hour...Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Sweet yeast and sour fruit aromas. Medium bodied with sweet and sour fruit upfront turning to marshmallow before the lasting tart citrus finish.

4
johnnnniee (4403) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle purchased at the brewery and enjoyed at home. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge white head that slowly dissipates but never really leaves. Smells of sweet candy sugar and honey like malts, sweet apples, orange zest, light pepper, light yeasty aromas. Taste is sweet with honey like malts, sweet sugars, light pomme fruits countered with a peppery Belgian yeasty funkiness. Medium body, spirited level of carbonation with a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. This is a nice tripel, I’m glad I grabbed on to go.

3.6
egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, orange, spices, light toast, and honey. Taste of sweeter honey up front, with spices, citrus, toast, and a drier, alcoholic finish.

3.8
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
On tap at Cambridge Brewing. Clear golden orange with slight head and no lace. Strong aroma of dried fruit, malt and bready yeast. Banana flavor quite noticeable. Very nice beer.

2.9
dnstone (3482) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Very sweet aroma. Lighht gold with a strong head. Sweet but one-dimensional to me. Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09


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