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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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The Viking’s sunstone was a calcite crystal used to help locate the sun even in the cloudy northern seas. Artfully crafted and deviously strong, Sunstone Tripel effervesces with white peach, tangerine and clove flavors and is a worthy reward for any storm-drenched Viking’s homecoming. The central image on the label is of the runic compass Vegvísir. A piece of Icelandic Spar -a sunstone- may have been placed at the center of the compass to aid in solar navigation. Pairs well with: Brussels sprouts, margherita pizza, prosciutto, mussels and frites

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Very solid, very good, trippel. Very translucent copper pour. Very Belgian yeast flavors. Very nice spiciness. Very recommended. B+. Very. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours translucent gold with a slight white head. Aroma is fruit ester and a bit of spice. Think banana is in it. Med body. Flavor is decently hoppy with banana ester. It’s very tasty, and I think the brewers nailed the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours hazy blond with a finger white head. Smell huge banana, clove, belgian yeast. Taste smooth belgian candi sugar, bit of booze, lots of clove. Med body, easy drinking. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This brew pours a clear pale golden color with a medium thin white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, malt and subtle bananas. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bomber. Great cloudy golden pour with a frothy white head. Hints of Belgian sugars and grains on the nose. Touches of apples and pear in the front, grains in the middle, and a bit of hops in the rear. Good, not outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Hazy blonde, very yeasty, hazy dry hoppy, some dryness. Light bready character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a faintly hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Light citrus on the nose, warm sticky malt. Medium bodied, warm malt and sweetness, a vague hint of lemon but not the acid, just the peels. Warm malt and warming alcohol into the finish, lingering alcohol with some nice fruity esters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Got this from the COOP a week or so ago.. I think I paid about $8ish.. Pours clear dark straw golden... white head rises and dies back almost as quickly.. only okay spotty lacing for the glass. Nose is decent for an "American Belgian Triple"... husky pale malts are the big player with some lite apricot and pronounced clovey/peppery phenols.. With warmth the spicy notes really light up and go to the front. Flavor is not as integrated... okay balance between the spicy phenols and fruity notes... should have some citrus esters, instead a bit of apricot... with warmth, the spiciness really dominates... too much... Definitely "American" but is still okay... Dial in the yeasty components and I believe this could be a winner... With warmth the EtOH really blooms... drink it colder for the time being. Medium/lite body could be a bit lighter with a more refined bubble... the carbonation is good but has a bit of a bite to it that shouldn’t be there. Overall, I love a good tripel, and this hits the mark but need some refinement... it is pretty harsh right now... Dial it down and see where the things land.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20029) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
Cloudy golden color with small head. Delicate fruit aroma, with hints of malt. Good body structure, moderate sweetness, some malt flavour, some spicy character, and light fruity touch; correct bitterness.
Clean, pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (2109) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bomber. Mostly clear orange yellow, foamy white head settles quickly and mostly fades. Spicy fruity yeast aroma. Initial taste is a spicy hot pepper yeasty bite, giving way to moderately sweet malts, bright fruits, slick and boozy. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Tart citric and alcohol finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)


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