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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian Style Tripel Fermented Ale. Brewed with imported Belgian barley and yeast for an authentic balance of classic fruity flavors.

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3.5
mcox90 (2097) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2017
22 oz. bottle. Poured a cloudy darker straw yellow with a good two fingers worth of bubbly white head. Despite the impressive head, not much lace. Just bits and pieces. Aroma is faint Belgian yeast with white grape. Almost smells like a chardonnay wine. Flavor is yeasty with light coriander spice, grape, light banana, and white pepper. It all works well together, just lacks the depth of flavor and sweetness of some of the Tripels I’ve had. Light in body with a dry finish.

3.6
trapped (3243) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 27, 2017
Draught @ Draught Industries. Slightly cloudy golden with small creamy off-white head, earthy aroma, medium carbonation, spicy Belgian yeast characteristics, smooth body, long finish. A good triple.

3.6
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2016
Drank at ACBF, pours a nice clear golden color, great sweeetness that isnt overpowering and great alcohol flavor once again not overpowering, well done.

3
Ron (3999) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Basement aged a yearish?. Large white head atop cloudy grapefruit juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, straw. Taste is medium sweet, straw, light tropical fruit with lots of yeast.. Low carbonation and alcohol not hidden well.

3.5
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange pour with a nice white head. Banana, tropical fruits, honey, muffins, herb. Medium full body with a lot of sweetness.

3.2
boto (2250) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2015
750ml bottle: This one pours a crystal clear, golden color. There was a thin white head that didn’t linger or leave any lacing. An interesting aroma. It doesn’t smell much like a tripel at all. A little light. It has a little of a chardonnay feel to the nose. Some peppery spices. The taste is OK. It had a bit of a lighter feel to it for a tripel. A touch of a spiciness, faint wheat, some faint fruits. Not a leading example of the style, nor does it earn any real points for being something creative.

3.5
arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pour out of bottle, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of honey, banana, pear, white fruit, hints of clove, pepper, some candi sugar into a bit of floral, herbal hops, slight biscuit. Taste is a mix of biscuit, bread, dough into clove, coriander, and banana, some slight clove into peppery esters, some white fruit, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

3.3
glennmastrange (2883) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, heavy grass and some lemon for the hops, moderate barnyard mustiness for the yeast, with green apple and dried peach in the background. Head is large, fizzy, white with good slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky medium yellow/amber. Flavor starts heavily acidic, then finishes moderatelt to heavily acidic and bitter with a hint of sweetness. Palate is medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation. Tart and crisp beer, making it more farmhouse-ish than Tripel-like.

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thegreenrooster (4448) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, a nice helping of candi sugar and pie crust. Flavor is outstanding. Tons of fresh fruit with some yeasty esters, a decent creamy malt and something like a sweet lemon drop. Finish is kinda a like a wit. Wheat malt with a little spice. This was stellar stuff. You don’t get too many tripels hitting shelves but this is one to seek out.

4.4
superspak (5685) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, pear, apple, lemon, apricot, light banana, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, light banana, wheat, honey, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, lemon, peach, pineapple, wheat, honey, candi sugar, clove, herbal, floral, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast esters and malt flavors; with a near perfect malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible tripel style! All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the high ABV. A top notch offering for the style, especially for being an American representation.


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