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RATINGS: 131   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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3.6
jmcguire1969 (163) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Ok, my pallet is a bit messed up since starting with the hoppy beers so can't vouch 100% accuracy here. This is a big sweet estery Belgian with a nice peppery bite at the end. This is a 10% ABV so be careful with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours clear gold with nearly no head that dissipates fast. Smell is sweet molasses and nutty. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is not so great, watery and roasted at first, then a sweet kick and a less sweet aftertaste. Weird, and not to style at all.

3.3
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Thus far I have been impressed with Cambridge beers. This one, from Frank Smith’s, Pours dark straw with clingy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, old aley yeasty esters, hopcitrus, some spice. Tastes dry, floral, with notes of hopcitrus, some funky esters, and finishing dry florals and white peppery spice.

2.8
DiarmaidBHK (5922) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle from Russell’s Liquors. Pours golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose has some apple notes. A bit yeasty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A bit dull for the style.

3.6
jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a white head. A floral and hoppy aroma with some orange and general fruitiness. A nice tripel finish.

3.7
wlajwl (7076) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Aroma is mildly spicy yeast, citrus and fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, spices, malts and a tangy/mildly hoppy finish.

3.7
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A very good tripel. Kind of like a cross between Lost Coast's Tangerine Wheat and Anderson Valley's Summer Solstice. Pours a nice orange with a light white head. Smells of tangerine, pineapple and coriander. Taste is great, lots of tangerine, but vanilla and cream as well. A little boozy finish. Quite a nice beer for summer. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bomber. CBC brewed by Mercury Brewing in Ipswich. Aroma is estery, a hint of cloves. A slight, odd medicinal odor as well. Pours deep gold with a persistent white head. Decent lacing. Flavor is estery yeast, a hint of banana, and a nice grainy malt backbone. A bit of alcohol heat comes through in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall a tasty tripel. Not the best I've had but certainly very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

3.6
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewpub. Pours a hazy coppery gold with a thin white head that disappears after the second sip and leaves very little lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with some candi sugar sweetness along with notes of orange. The flavor is malt with some noticeable sweetness, honey, orange and coriander. Mild bitterness at the finish with some lingering sweetness and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. An enjoyable tripel.

3.5
bbbeer (880) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with bubbles and small white head. Aroma is a little subdued, yeast, citrus, spices. Medium body. Alcohol is completely hidden. Flavor mostly lemon-citrus. Some yeast and esters. Finish pretty dry. I’m not too huge of a tripel fan but this was not bad although not overly complex.


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