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93
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RATINGS: 1498   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a hazy yellow color with a thick frothy white head. Has flavor of citrus and floral.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Bottle: pours a big white head that dissapated slowly leaving layers of lacing on glass. Very clear for being bottle conditioned. Light malty aroma. As it warms it becomes more complex, (mostly yeasty) although not as complex as the few other "Big Belgians" I've tried. I must say this is drinkable in that the alc is hidden well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Cloudy Orange, with a big white head. Grainy, bready aroma. Dry, crisp peppery flavors, and some herbal flavors in their, as well - oregano, maybe? Soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Dusty, dry finish. Thanks, Secret Santa! Re-rate, sort of: On aroma, what I thought I had written as a 5 was, upon further review, an 8.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2003
I might've rated this higher but I'd just tasted Great Lakes Anniv. Ale, also a trippel. The New Belgium is clearly inferior. Not bad but much less complexity in flavor and aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1903) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 27, 2003
beautiful looking beer, nice head, golden colour. This aroma reminds a bit of Tripel Karmaliet. The taste is complex, its sweet and spicy, with some fruity notes. Earthy, woody combined with something candy-ish. This is indeed wonderful stuff, and very very very drinkable considering the rather high abv. Alcahol is extremly well hidden. To this I may add that Ringo rocks!!! thanks man

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Bottle. Poured orangey-golden with a slight haziness and a huge white head that diminished leisurely and left nice lacing. Rich aroma with lots of fruit (maybe some pineapple and hints of banana), yeast, spice and light citrus hops. Flavor is sweet, spicey and smooth with a lingering pepper finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium body with a pleasant carbonation. Belgian triples are rapidly becoming one of my very favorites!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Golden, huge white head, haze of sediment. Nose of coriander, grains, oranges, spice, earth, and grass, very complex. Flavors of coriander, garam masala, touch of yeast, earthy hops, and maybe some American oak? Exceptional stuff. Thanks acrodizer! ORIGINAL Rate from 11/2003 was a 9/5/8/4/18. Todays rate - well, not so enthusiastic. I think this has lost its edge over the years. Head is small. Aroma isnt as complex - sweet malts and coriander. Flavor is honey sweet malt, coriander, and some earthy hops on the finish. Not bad, but not the experience it once was. Bummer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Wow, this is a beautiful beer, so much sediment its almost gross, deep foggy gold color, foamy white head, the aroma is wonderful, like banana/hops laffy taffy, great complex flavor, good hop presence, burnt caramel, fruit undertones, almost a gin like finish, this is a very tastey and interesting, I was glad to have it for my 100th.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2452) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
MmmI love the way this beer looks in the glass bright brown almost orange in colur topped by a creamy white medium sized head. Smell..very spicy some mentioned coriander but there is more..i get the slight aroma of plums too ,some malts show though. I liked the taste of this beer very fruity yet a warming hint of alcohol strength..dont know the volume but i would guess round about 7-8%..creamy taste about this beer. Feels excellent in the mouth..smooth yet can tingle the taste buds..tastes linger a while nice. All in all a good drinkable beer..well maybe 4 or 5 they certainly seem strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 13, 2003
The color was a nice hazy gold with a large white head. A generous amount of Sazz hops in the aroma...coming off as a tomato/apricot tone (?). The flavor was sweeter than I had expected...bubblegum, fruity...apricots...vegetable mix. The feel was not as crisp and carbonated as I hoped...medium thick soft feel...a tad bit heavy for this style.


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