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93
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RATINGS: 1500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. The Three Graces hand-painted on the label are Zeuss daughters Aglaia (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth) and Thalia (good cheer). In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
12 oz. bottle: Cloudy orange in color with a somewhat lasting white pillowy head. Nose was light for the style I thought, with oranges and yeast, slight sourness as well. Flavor was also light I thought, I missed the heavy yeast and sweetness, seemed just a little over watered. Finishes with a citrus sour kick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 7/22/05 Bottle from brad. Pours hazy golden orange w/ small white head. nose is light sour fruit, almost acidic feeling. Taste is bitter with light citrus and astringent feeling to it. Actually has quite a bit of water to it. rerate 12/3/05 Pours a hazy yellow color with a white foamy head. Nose is grassy, citrusy, yeasty, light orange/lime zingy notes. Taste is lots of yeast, dry and lightly chalky, but at the same time shows some signs of citrus fruit juice. numbers reflect rerate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Draught. Pours gold with orange hints and a rocky white head; excellent film lacing. Sour yeast and leather malt aromas. Sour yeast and leather malt flavor with a citrus hop finish. Light bodied and fizzy dry palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Straight golden in color, clear, with no head. Looks like a glass full of honey. Malty sweet aroma reminds me of honey as well, with some caramalized sugar, cloves, ginger, alcohol and spicy hops. Graham crackers, toffee, alcohol and banana flavor. Spicy, mildy bitter, mildly sweet finish. Highly carbonated, but it pairs well with this. Thanks, Crash, for bringing this back from Texas for me!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Pours a golden-organce with a little head and lacing. Aroma was sweet with some hints of fruit. Taste was good but, it had a "thickness" to it and I cant explain that took away from the overall taste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - JUL 8, 2005
alcohol and stinky feet. Im guessing from the reviews i got a skunky pack. Ill rerate again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Thanks to Tim. Pineapple, yeast, plum, spice, doughy nose. sweet pineapple, lemon, alcohol, yeast. dryish citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Smooth, nice yeast. Lace, disapearing head that was small to begin with. Fancy aroma. Good balance, tad of fruit and overall sweetness.Suitably carbonated and some cream in medium mouthfeel. High alcohol but still a good transition to Belgian style. No objections to this. Thanks to Tim (IPFreely).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Orange-gold color. Fruit, bubblegum and clove aroma. Fruit and alcohol flavor; low in hops and malt. Medium body with a sticky aftertaste. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Pretty heady and lager-ish in appearance. Taste is extermely wheaty. Not bad, it grows on you, and it is slightly better warm. The alcohol does present itself more in the finish, and if it gets too warm it will remind you of a low-quality malt liquor. If its not drank at the right temperature, it just doesnt cut it.


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