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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
Travlr (25244) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Draft at HopCat. The 223rd rating of this bad boy. Hazy pale yellow color, large bubble head. Aroma of lemon rind, straw, subtle acetone. Taste is malty but not overly sweet. True to the style.

3.6
madmitch76 (24983) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
11th December 2009
Hazy and somewhat dirty looking amber beer. Light yeasty nose. Fairly dry palate that is also a little crisp. Sweet aromatic malts - typically tripel. Subtle tones of orange and banana. More creamy malt and and minerally aniseed. Soft dry finish. Hangs together very well.

3
Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft - Banana, clove and stone fruits. Clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet bubblegum and estery yeast. Pretty basic.

3.6
imdownthepub (14751) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Bottled, sample many thanks to Phil_L for bringing this along. Gold to amber with white head. After drinking session bitters and milds in a British beer Fest, boy is this full on. Heavy spicy notes, masses of cloves and yes Mes, I did get almond somewhere in there. Tongue clearing alcohol, which quickly clear the nasal passages, like breathing fire. After looking for subtelties in beer, there is no point in looking here. A caveman of a beer.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Complex spicy fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium fruity sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a solid beer.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2007
(12oz bottle) Large off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, bubblegum/cane sugar, alcohol, light clove. Taste is sweet, banana liqueur, bubblegum, light sourness. Smooth medium-full body. Too boozy for a tripel, and misses the style’s dryness in the finish, but nonetheless a pleasant beer.

3.5
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly hazy yellow-gold pour with a medium thin off-white head that disappears quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, banana and malt. Medium body with flavors of spicy yeast, bananas and sweet malt. The finish is sweetly spiced with a yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

4.2
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Impressed. Not as good as some belgians but I haven’t run across an american tripel that can touch them until this one.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of coriander, orange peel, banana, clove, banana, and bubble gum. Flavor of honey, coriander, caramel malt, and light fruitness.

3.3
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Orange in color with virtually no head. Aromas of oranges, bananas, spices and alcohol. Very sweet tasting, fruity, light spices and light alcohol.


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