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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

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3.3
chinchill (5319) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Hazy light golden-amber with a decent head. Fruity, with hints of apricot nectar and light spicing. Lightly sweet, but faintly bitter aftertaste. Near medium body with medium, soft carbonation Moderate complexity. O: very good American version.

2.9
fsquirrel29 (91) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Not a favorite, but I have a feeling that is because the flavors were so complex. Probably too much for my unsophisticated palate. First taste was somewhat not good, but did end up enjoying it by the end of the glass.

4.1
Tbone78 (4) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
Very tasty, a little overly sweet though. If you like a strong ale with only subtle hopped up bitterness, this is worth a shot.

4.2
Brentv (683) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin fine-textured head. Aroma of bananas and cloves. Smooth flavor, sweet, bananas, cloves, very little hops. A fine tripel and worth seeking out again.

3.5
ARH (1165) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 On tap poured into a snifter. Plenty of aromas on this one, including caramel, banana, clove, candi sugar, honey, and raisin. Overall it’s fairly pleasant, but i had to knock it a couple points for prevalent the vodka alcohol aroma that comes through - other tripels do a better job of hiding this alcohol note. The beer is a clear, effervescent yellow-gold color with a thin white ring that remains for the head. Not much lacing with this beer either. It’s a medium-high sticky sweet beer with a nice light bitter to support it - arguably a great dessert beer. The medium full, syrupy sweet body has lots of soft carbonation, and has a chewy, sticky texture. The finish is a syrupy honey sweetness with a touch of pine and resin. It’s a very clean aftertaste with maybe an ever-so-slight astringency that lingers in the mouth.

4.7
jhulett (12) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Dingeman’s 2-Row Pilsen Malt ,1 lb. of light candi sugar per 5 gallons. WLP500 yeast provides nice fruitiness. Light saaz hops. The finest example of an American Tripel and one of my favorite all-time beers. Bill, Earl and company do a great job at Dragon mead.

3.4
darb85 (303) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
True to style. Syrupy sweet with malt finish. Bright grapefruit lead with raisany finish. Good. Tap.

4
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a hazy shade above straw gold with the finest suspended sediment and an eggshell head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some fine spotty lace. Nose involves deep spice, candy sugar, some citrus, maybe some pear, and some hearty toasted bread. Fairly sweet, a bit tart, some bitterness. Bigger bodied, a touch syrupy, somewhat oily, fair action, with a lingering spicy yeasty finish. Very nice brew, lots to ruminate over and savor. Bottled 9-9-13 if I’m reading the barely noticeable code right.

4.4
cmbatter (4) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
My favorite beer. It has citrus, floral, banana, and bubblegum notes in the aroma, with a golden color and minimal head and minimal lacing as you drink. The taste is strong but not overwhelming, the alcohol is a fairly high content but almost unnoticeable as you drink, with the citrus and banana notes making their way first through your tastebuds, and a clean finish afterwards.

3.8
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
My old standby! Pours a delicious golden color with a medium head that dissipates. Smells of banana, citrus, sugar and malts. Taste is sweet with some fruits, malts, brown sugar, and a malty aftertaste. Palate is a little less deep with mostly banana, sugar and a hint of malt. Sugar, and ABV can sometimes be a little intense. Great tripel to have in the summer sun.


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