RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
This beer was inspired by the classic Belgian style of ale called a "tripel." Our brewmaster has created a unique brew which offers a complex nose with hints of spice and "juicy fruit" character, backed up by a semi-sweet palate of velvety smooth malt. Best enjoyed chilled with fine cheese and a tart apple.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3949) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Orange-bodied, well-carbonated, sporting a fluffy white, lively creamed foam top. Nose is breezy with light banana, tropical dried-fruit, and Belgian yeast. There is a fair amount swirling around here, including the essence of sweet, toasted bread crusts. Fruity, zesty flavor with a sugar pine body and a slight tingle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours a clear medium golden bronze. Tight bubbly white head that fades with time. Rich spicy nose--clearly lots of specialty malts and then some happening here, a nice complex mix of esters, peppery malt notes, and actual spices in the aromatics. Fizzy medium body, very refreshing. All kinds of dark sugar, white pepper, esters, and spices on the mid palate. Theyre really pulling out some stops on this one. The white pepper gets a bit heavy-handedness, and theres an acetic quality that gets to be a bit too much after youve had half a bottle or so. Long spicy dry finish. Lots happening here, lots of reverence for the tradition, and in so many ways very well done. Its a testament to them that the quibbles with this beer are merely quibbles, given that its such a complex style and so rarely attempted here. Solid effort on rather rarified ground for a WA brewer. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lordV (2) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011 does not count
this is there 13th anniversary beer and it is mighty tasty i give it 2 thumbs up

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Sampler @ Chucks. Easily the best of the bunch. Limited release Belgian with a lot of flavor to it. Considering the four other beers I had just tried, this one was surprisingly crisp. The guy suggested cellaring it which Im not sure is appropriate for the style. He also mentioned that they had used the recipe once before 10 years ago. I dont know if its prohibitively expensive, but I dont see why this isnt in at least a seasonal rotation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bubblegum and tangerine nose, some hazy lemon zest. Starts off more like a wit. Clear bright gold, active carbonation, creamy white head. This beer seems to cross the line between Tripel and Wit. Juicy citrus body, lemon, lime and peach with a dry spicy finish that strikes me as a great beer for the senses. I agree with the suggested food pairing, this with a creamy brie and a granny smith apple would be amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, wheat, citrus, and yeast. Flavour of banana, various spices, yeast, and light citrus. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 13TH ANNIVERSARY TRIPEL ALE--Artwork by Sensel 23--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.60% ABV. 36 IBUs. (4.25 / 5.0) NW Belgian Ale--Tripel. Dense lacy lasting 1/2" bright white head. Tight sediment hint. Bright thin fizz hazed orange gold color. Delicate Belgian yeast banana coriander subtle fruit ester mild hop front. Creamy textured malty peach juicy spicy rich Belgian body. Mellow sweet hot hint hop hint end. Sampled 12/27/2010. Purchased for $7.50 @ PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 12/16/2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1342) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Bottleworks. Golden yellow, diaphanous appearance. There is a slight head on this thing. This beer looks pretty good. This beer has a slight sugar aroma, but other than that, this beers aroma doesnt have much going for it. Im going to let this one warm before I judge the flavor too harshly. This definitely has a fruity, yeast, boozy, spice, and hop flavor. Wow, that booze cuts right through everything else. The yeast and sugar are nice, certainly. This Tripel is quite boozy. Its rather thin for a Tripel. Man, Im in for a long night. This is hot on the throat. I love the artwork, but this stuff isnt what I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6252) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Sweet bottle artwork. Nose is fruity with spicy belgian yeast, sweet malts, bready, light grassy/fruity hop profile. Pours golden, nice big lasting head and lace. The flavor is sweet throughout, not cloying, but sweet, fruity, bready, notes of banana and spicy yeast, alcohol, light grassy hop flavors and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Body seemingly a little heavier than I would come to expect from style, but not a bad effort at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle:   Dirty straw in color, some sediment floats about as I near the end of the bottle, huge rocky white head, nice lacing.   Soft bready nose, slight hay/grassiness.   Very faint honeydew like melon.   Smooth breadiness up front, slightly mealy, pale melon.   Has a mild dose of dull floralness.   Some warming from the alcohol too.   Very smooth on the tongue, not too heavy or sweet.   Some sweet melon and breadiness lingers after the finish.   This is a fairly nice example of an American made Tripel.   Had this along with some Jarlesberg cheese, which seemed to pair well.

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