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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Notice a unique aromatic nose with a hint of vanilla esters, which comes from the Belgian ale yeast. Tripel Horse has a big body and rich mouth feel and finishes mostly dry with only a touch of sweetness. If you shy from some of the sweeter Belgian ales, we think you will enjoy this one. The palate improves with age, so keep some on hand and you can ride Tripel Horse down a new path with each opened bottle.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16120) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
Golden-bronze colour. Very bright...wheres the yeast at? Gently effervescent. In my Tripel Karmeliet glass this actually looks really good for a yeastless tripel. Aroma of apple liqueur, faint caramel, peach, wood. The body is a mix of creamy thick honey malts and woody/peppery alcohol with peach/pear esters dancing around in the back. The thing I see here is that while it has pretty good flavours and complexity, yeast would improve that. BUT, the mouthfeel is solid and I know youd screw up the creaminess if you bottle-conditioned this. So youre left with a decent tripel with areas of weakness that might be tough to fix without messing something else up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3632) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Clear yellow color with. Fruity aroma with hint of vanilla. Sweet, fruity taste with slight vanilla aftertaste. Clean medium body beer. A nice offering from River Horse.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle. Nose-lots of apple and very fruity esters. Taste-slight lotion, vanilla, very creamy, and floral. I liked this beer very much.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4107) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Dense white lacing with an orangish body. Arome suggested citrus, chewing gum, Southern Comfort, apple. A bit on the thin side, sweet but not thick, almost limp. Floral notes finishing with cinnamon and citrus, perfume. Doesnt seem close to 10%. Quite decent, especially apart from the mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle. Fruit on the nose. Thick, creamy, fruit and spice flavor. Another very enjoyable offering from River Horse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Golden in color with a slight haze and alrge white head. High carbonation and great head rentention. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit and subtle spice.Flavor is bready,herbal,fruity with a warming alcohol mouthfeel Body is silky and smooth yet medium-full. A bit more alcolholic than I like or perhaps not as balanced as it could be but very enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Strong vanilla, lavender, citrus, floral and honey characteristics in the sweet, sweet nose. Some notes of alcohol and orangey tannins are also apparent. Clear, pale copper-gold body with low white head that recedes to ring. Herbal, spicy hops, tannin-full fruitiness and moderate to strong bitterness are all there but flavours never seem to marry and dont play off each other too well. Somewhat thin medium body with fair carbonation. Bottle sampled with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastatcouere.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heitz (7) - USA - NOV 19, 2005 does not count
Nice aroma, very citrusy. Kind of weak for a tripel. Nice drinking beer, but not what I look for in a good Tripel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2005
bottle...mostly transparent orangish pour with absolutely no head. I poured aggressively and it still could produce no head. Yeastly aroma, citrus (orange) presence also. Oh, thank god it is not flat. Sweet start, with some spiciness. Orange citrus, rock candy, yeast come to tongue and mind. The sweetness melts away and finishes a little dry. I like this fact, because otherwise it would be cloying. Nice balanced mouthfeel with some hops becoming evident toward the end. Well done, I feel better about this beer now.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle - courtesy of slob. Pours a hazed amber with a small white head. Nose is peppery and spicy with notes of yeast, citrus fruits, light melon and sweet malts. Some light candied fruitiness as well. Taste is peppery as well with spices and yeast. More citrusy notes, light candied fruits (tangerine, melon) and sweet malts. Body is light with mild alcohol warmth. Lightly carbonated. Sleek feel at times. Finishes with more peppery spices, yeast, sweet malts, candied fruits and light alcohol. Not nearly as bad as recently rated, IMHO.


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