General Lafayette The Emperors New Clothes

 
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Spicy flavors produced by the Belgian yeast such as clove, white pepper, and coriander characterize this Belgian–style Trippel. Made with Belgian malts, Czech hops, and beet sugar. Golden in color, high alcohol and a dry finish round out this sophisticated ale.

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Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Growler courtesy of Ty. Pours a hazy amber with a nice white head. Smells of cloves, spice, ginger, citrus, pilsner malt. Tastes slightly on the bitter side with citrus, some fruity hints, clove, dry malt. Not enough sweetness to balance the bitter. Decent.

3.5
checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Draft: Poured a thin head with an aroma was yeast, fruit and sugar. The flavor was smooth and well balanced with a fruity yeasty taste. Overall, a delicious beer.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
on tap-pours a thin white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is very mild medium malt-some sweet. Taste is mild medium malt-some sweet/fruit, faint continental hops, clove. Medium body. Easy drinking.

3
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Light dense head of very fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Kind of weak aroma. Light malts and hops. Color is a crystal clear bright gold. Creamy smooth on the palate. More malts and a little bit of spice and yeast. Kind of thin flavor. Some bready malts. Smooth clean finish. Alcohol noted on the tongue. Not a very good example of the style.

3.4
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle at GLI. Orange golden in color with no head. Spicy, yeasty fruity aroma. Coriander notes. Malty sweet coriander yeasty flavor. Fruity banana notes. Thin bodied. Smooth tasting.Finish is sweet. Nice beer.

3.1
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle at brewpub. Virtually no head. The good thing about this tripel is that there’s no banana. The bad thing is that there’s not much else going on. Mosly booze that’s just a bit oxidized. I got nuthin’ else to say about that.

4
Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Hazy yellow/gold color with creamy whit head. Aroma of clove, yeast,coriander, and banana. The taste was the same with sweet candy notes. Smooth and easy drinkin. This is a really good beer.

3.5
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
I prefer the 2004 or 2005 vintage bottles but the 2007 is a decent tripel, good representation of the ingredients, yellowish golden pour, white creamy head, very evident clove flavor with hints of banana, slightly bitter and acidic although the stats rate 20’s to 30’s IBUs. Back to the statement that the vintage bottle are a Genral Lafayette classics.

3.6
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2007
Golden color with a medium head. Sweet aroma with sugar & spice + some citrus. Sugary flavor with some rather assertive hops for a Tripel - not really a tripel in my book, but a light & tasty Golden that goes down smooth and never lets on to its 9%+ ABV.

3.3
Ungstrup (38414) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
I’m pretty sure this was on draft at the brewpub, July 2006. An orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with spicy notes of cloves combined with notes of fruits. The flavor is lovely sweet with spicy notes of cloves and citrus, leading to a dry woody end.


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