RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (667) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1124) - 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 its 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. Its 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. Its a very clean aftertaste with maybe an ever-so-slight astringency that lingers in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhulett (12) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Dingemans 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (256) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
True to style. Syrupy sweet with malt finish. Bright grapefruit lead with raisany finish. Good. Tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1401) - 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 Im reading the barely noticeable code right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2150) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Enjoyed this as it was different. The aroma had a faint sweetness and Belgian yeast. The color was a dark golden with a minimal head. The palate was full and heavier than most tripels. The carbonation was a little lower than expected, which added a particular smoothness. Good strong flavors light grain, some fruit, yeast and a finishing sweetness that made it distinct. Good first impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap, pours a golden yellow with a thin head, the aroma is has quite abit of fruit, more than I was expecting, nice banana and clove with some booze coming through too, the flavor has fruit on the front end with some alcohol Belgian yeast in the finish, dry finish overall, booze is well hidden, actually not that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Yellow orange pour thin white head. Banana and clove aroma. Belgian yeast clove and banana flavors. Thin body light carbonation. Very smooth for a 10%.

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