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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. Donít miss it!

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3.6
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub in Cambridge, MA. Batch #02, Bottled January 2012. Pours a hazed, golden-orange colored body with a thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity with some apricot and orange citruses as well as a slightly honey sweet maltiness. Some spicy yeast pheonols with clove and coriander alongside the bready pale malts. Flavor is similar. Sweeter pale malts with a bit of a honey-breadiness up front and an orange-apricot fruitiness. Coriander notes with a light clove spice, some yeasty pepper, and a few florals. Finishes sweeter, but nicely dry with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium-full body and a slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid tripel. Nice balance throughout and no hint of the alcohol. An enjoyable example of a style Iím not the biggest fan of.

3.7
SudsMcDuff (8388) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
i moving to europe .. . pour a deep gold .. medium head, lacing is dating game .. . pretty dumbed down but enjoyable .. . you so crazy, you ainít no beast .. .

3.6
AirForceHops (7142) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2012
22 oz. Bottle. Paid 7.99 @Table and Vine. Batch 2 bottled: Jan 2012. 10 % ABV. A Stone snifter shows lightly hazy amber with a thin ring of white head. Slow weak carbonate. Nose is fruit and yeast. Malt base provides dough and yeast with a spicy, grassy hop. Fruit notes reminds me of apples and apricots. I had this only slightly chilled and the ABV was not noticed. Pretty nice.

3.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Batch No. 1, bottled November 2011. 3.5 A: Mildly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Smells great. Loads of honey mesh with spicy clove from the yeast. Peach, light apple and citrus fruitiness. Grassy type earthiness with hay and lemongrass. Very pleasant, braggot-esque tripel. 4.0 T: Taste is much like the nose. A lot of honey with clove underneath. Farmy earthiness with hay, grass, wildflowers. Peach fruitiness with hints of citrus and wild apple. Booze is well hidden. Very well integration of flavors with a subtleness resembling the Belgian Belgians. 4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Light pleasant creaminess. Super smooth. 4.5 D: A couple scores could have been higher. This is a very tasty tripel and one of the best Iíve had coming out of the states. This is a must try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-11-2012 01:54:29

3.4
Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pretty standard triple. A bit of a saison like appeal which i dug. Very fruity and yeasty with light sweet malt and a dry very lightly hopped finish.

3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Not to bad, not very stale bread like which sucks abOut triples. Applely and ciderly. Pretty cool

3.8
damzz (494) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Nose: banana, dough, cereal Appearance: golden, clear, Head: frothy, white foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Body: medium body, Texture: oily feel, average carbonation, Finish: astringent, A nice drink and deceptively alcoholic. It is an honor to be able to drink the first craft brewed American Tripel. Enjoy and praise God for this nectar.

3.6
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2012
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours orangish amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some light fruits, and floral hops. The flavor is the same. Average texture. Pretty standard for a tripel, a little bland.

3
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2012
batch 1 22oz bottle. rich golden color with bright white head. really just all around classic belgium goodness. Aromas of spicy yeast, bubble gum and clove. Flowers in there to. The esters follow into the taste and really so clean and refreshing I may buy another for a warmer day.

4
puboflyons (3402) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2012
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle labeled Batch no. 2 - bottled January 2012. The pour is a hazy pale yellow with an aggressive, long lasting foamy head. The aroma is a cornucopia of bread, malted grains, orange, pear, and coriander. The 10% ABV is not noted on the nose. The body is medium to heavy. The taste has a pungent bitterness at the end along with the same things you get on the nose. It warms up my insides.


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