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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite fond of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we werenít about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart. So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the palate.

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3.2
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a cloudy yeasty gold, with a minimal white head. Doesnt smell like a usual triple. Kind of grainy and yeasty. Some citrus fruit. The taste is more triple-esque. That patented Belgian candy sugar, sweet malts, and soem butterscotch. Kind of tastes like an American triple. Maybe a tad too sweet, if they mellowed it out more, it would be better.

3.6
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Aroma is bread, fruit, and some alcohol. Taste is much the same, very malty overall, with maybe some oatmeal added. Though the alcohol is evident on the nose, I canít taste it at all which is a plus. Could use a bit more carbonation perhaps. First Iíve had of this style, and overall itís not bad.

3.8
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a nice golden orange color with a small white head. It didnt seem very carbonated overall which is odd for a belgian style. Aroma seemed to be a light citrus with banana and some spiciness maybe cloves. Flavor was very nice as well. Starting off tasting like it was a little too full bodied for a tripel but it lightened up a little as it warmed. A little alcohol came through but i dont know really understand the low ratings, I am not a huge fan of tripel and i though it was good.

2.8
screigh (727) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Poured a yellow color just darker than I would call a white. Hazy beer with a small off white head. Smells like sour bread and maybe some oats. Taste is suprising. A lot more sour than I would have expected. Slight lemon flavor. It leaves a slight bitter coating on the tongue. I am not a huge fan of Belgian styles and this one hasnít given me anything that would change my mind.

3.6
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Yeast, and light lemon scents in the aroma--along with some bread. Golden in color with an off-white head. Full palate for a tripel. Sweet malt flavors with some yeast and a very light citrus presence. Not bad for a tripel.

3.6
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Got a lot of lemon and yeast in the aroma.Pours a very light copper with a medium off white head.Got some slight spice,lemon grass and yeast in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a honey/lemon finish.

3.6
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 Nothing much in common with real tripels...but very good in and of itself. Big fruity/yeasty profile in both nose and flavor. There is a very strong apple cider thing going on here, too. Big ABV is virtually invisible. The malty sweetness anchors the whole thing. But there really is ZERO hop presence here...which I think is where they stray from style. But I love these guys anyway...and Iíll be stopping by again very soon!

3.9
DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle from Dark Horse. Sweet & fruity smell while pouring. Starts out light, but darkens in my snifter to a darker pils color with a Bellís-like crowd of floaties. Refreshing sourness, more Berliner than brett, touch of white wine driness. An excellent drink. Donít know that itíd stand well next to a real Trappist Ale, but this is something I could drink every day.

3.6
mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle from Sprinkle. Pours a very hazy straw color with some hints of orange. Slightly sweet grainy aroma. Nice scent of yeast somewhat like a hefe. Slightly sweet and spicy yeasty flavors of front, bit of grain. Finish is a little sweet at first and finishes slightly bitter with some alcohol.

4.5
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a hazy straw golden amber, topped by a good inch of soft white foam. Very good head retention, lacing is no big deal. A little sweet bread dough in the aroma. Very sweet beer up front with lots of caramel and honey. It also has some sweet breadiness, vanilla, cork, and a fruity spiced-apple character to it. Medium full body, gentle carbonation. A bit of a warming alcohol kicker in the finish, and a bit more in the aftertaste.


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