RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
You are holding the inaugural release in a multi-year brewing experiment-to brew a series of beers as diverse as the great state of New Jersey. Our theme is the state-long artery that connects us. Each beer will focus on the unique aspect of an individual exit, whether an ingredient or event. The journey begins at Exit 4- right up the street from the Flying Fish brewery. As one of the first craft brewers to embrace Belgian-style beers, weve chosen to start with a Belgian trippel, finished with plenty of American hops. Note the hazy golden hue and the aroma of citrus with hints of banana and clove. Then taste the Belgian malt flavors and a subdued bitterness in the finish. Bottle conditioned, this beer will develop as it ages. Enjoy.

Malts: Malto Franco-Belge Pils Malt, Weyerman Acidulated, White Wheat, Demerara Sugar
Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Palisades, Amarillo
Yeast: Belgian Abbey
Original Gravity: 21.5 Plato

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a golden amber color thats not particularly cloudy, but has plenty of yeast particles suspended in the body. However, it doesnt look particularly carbonated. The head is a two finger white color. The texture is quite good, the retention is solid, and the lacing left down the glass is attractive if sparse. S: Wow, Im finding myself enjoying the subtle grapefruity hop qualities here. They really blend well with the pale malts and candied sugar expected from a tripel. Even better, the aroma is evidently strong, emanating from far beyond the glass. T: Light grapefruit hops open things up very nicely, before the stone fruit esters and candied sugar finish the flavor profile - even though the sweetness is a bit much, it conceals the alcohol fantastically. There is a modicum of complexity here, but it lacks elite depth. I also wish this had just a bit more in the way of hops, but hey, its an older bottle. M: This doesnt feature the zealous carbonation Id expect from the style. As such, it comes off a bit too syrupy (combined with its sweetness and thick texture). Still, it lightens/dries up on the finish and aftertaste some. O: Quite the pleasant surprise for me. Im enjoying the hell out of the American bent (read: citrusy hops) to this otherwise standard-issue tripel. Ramp up the carbonation slightly and we could be really looking at something spectacular here. Having said that, it does more than enough to make it a worthy alternative to La Fin Du Monde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2866) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 21, 2017
Draught & Shannon Rose. Clear golden with small foamy whitish head, faint malt aroma, high carbonation, slightly sweet malty taste with light bitterness and Belgian yeast profile, alcohol undertones, smooth body, abrupt malty finish. Very smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (421) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Astonishing. probable the best Trippel I have had that was not Belgian. It should be better on tap, right? Where is that bar? The aroma and palate- mouthfeel stood out the most to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Voodoo (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a clear golden with a loose white head which disappears to a very thin layer quickly......aroma of funk, cabbage, corn.....taste is heavy clove, slight earthy sweetness, slight bittering, corn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2680) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle. Golden body with a large, lasting white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, clove, pineapple, floral hops. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Sweet with clove, banana, citrus flavors. Yet theres a hop bitterness that lingers. Not a classic tripel, by far. Just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2799) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus peel, banana, bubblegum. Flavor is bubblegum, yeast, syrup, sweet banana, clove, sugar. A bit on the sweet side, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6952) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle with a best by date of 6/20/2017. Clear in color gold within lasting head in a chalice. Aroma is sugar, honey, and weak yeast.

Flavor shows a sweetness from sugar and yeast. Carbonation gives a mild effervescent feel over the pilot. Flavor and aroma run hand in hand. Doesnt have the huge yeast character that a Belgian would have. It is ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (559) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
A beer that tastes of clove and banana, your usual Belgian yeast flavors, a bit of spiciness. Could use a hint more carbonation if you ask me. Overall, a decent tripel. Not great, but certainly worth drinking again for the price. Best New Jersey beer Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1527) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pours a clear gold. Has a citrus, what and yeast aroma. A strong citrus, wheat, yeast, and sweet candy taste. A sweet and yeast aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2016
DATE TASTED: March 24, 2016... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice.. OCCASION: ... APPEARANCE: pours a crackling golden orange with sparse effervescence... mostly clear... the head rings out to an almost cloudless... zero lacing in the glass... AROMA: a beautifully aromatic, spring flower dominates with grapefruit and orange... the banana, clove and spice suggests raw yeastiness... TASTE: a sweet, hoppy strength ripples through the profile, with astringent yeastiness, banana and clove... a sharp Saaz suggests a pilsner, while the the malt is a bit of cracker and bread... a balanced tripel, which is not the usual... OVERALL: a powerfully alcoholic, clean, crisp ale that rewards in its richness and displays the capabilities of Flying Fish... balance is the key to this abbey, with notes of honey and orange peel late...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11477) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Decent tripel with some clove and light bubble gum and banana on the nose. Big head. Spritzy feel. I like the light citrus notes in the flavor from the more than normal for the style hopping.

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