TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2017
Deep golden color. Sweet malty nose with oranges, toffee and brandy through out. Fully body with fairly yeasty mouth, a lot more bubblegum and cloves become apparent. Good, but not great. bhensonb (15976) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Notes from the file last updated in 2010. Pours light gold. Aroma is kandi. Flavor is spice and kandi. And malt. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz bottle old rating -Pours a murky goldenish amber with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, and sugar. Taste of the same with the alcohol coming throught just a bit. This full bodied brew is a well done brew. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Gran Luxe Tripel Ale--Limited Release 2003 22 oz. Bottle. 9.30% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. Big thin head. Clear bright golden color. Sweet floral Belgian wheat coriander spice front. Sweet crisp body is hot with rich mellow Belgian banana flavor. No sediment yeast notes. Hot spicy clean end. Sampled 7/10/2003. joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Very vinous. Like chardonnay with Westmalle yeast. Delicious but very unbeer like. Belgian wine.
thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pour is a dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is some spice and fruityness along with some sugar. Flavor is a bit off with some candi sugar again and a spice but finishes with a stoung bitterness that leaves a sourness on the tounge. Maybe a bad bottle but this is not an above par triple. Alcohol is not a problem. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Thanks to Tom at Pyramid for breaking this one out. From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a golden-straw-copper clear body with a small, rocky head. Yeasty, musty nose. Vinous, cidery flavor. Hints of apples, pears, and white wine. This beer survived four years at room temperature quite well. I would like to try another. Alcohol well hidden. Carbonation retained nicely. Quite good. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of horse blanket, mustiness, and fruitiness. Flavor of cherries, berries, caramel and grapefruit with a bit of a bite in the finish. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2006
At first all I got for the nose was a snootful of soapy yeat, but as the head broke up, which it did rapidly, there was some sweet malt, cherries, and berries. Nice hazy amber body. The flavor is a fruity sweet malt, a touch of banana now added, and just a hint of its hefty abv. It has a sweet fruity finish with a low alcohol burn. Not bad.dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2006
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Not too much apparent in smell or appearence, the 9.3% isn’t really noticeable either. Pretty smooth, but also not that flavorful. I think this is a 2003 bottle. While not at the top of the tripel style, it’s pretty good.