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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Abbey Tripel
Escondido, California USA

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Sawyer’s Triple is based upon the traditional "Golden Triple" style of strong ale, hailing from Belgium, and weighs in at 7.6% alc/vol. The brew is deep golden in color with a distinctive spicy, sweet and hoppy nose. Effervescent carbonation leads to a modestly dry malt character with hoppy flavors and alcohol overtones. Sawyer’s Triple was formulated and brewed by Bill Sherwood.

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3.2
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bomber from the original 2003 batch (or the only batch if it wasn’t re-brewed). Poured bright and vibrant lighter orange with a wispy dusting of white head. The aroma showed some age and deterioration, but in the grand scheme of things it held up very well.. paler malts and much less lighter fruit supported dry, dusty cracked pepper and plenty of yeast. The flavor was centered around tacky pale malts with peppery, banana, and spicy yeast overtones.. the hops broke down, leaving a bit of cardboard.. finished dry and spicy over the emergence of light vanilla. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, unfortunately a little empty right on the back. This was undoubtedly better a few years back.

3.5
Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Bright gold brew with bright white head. Very soft presence of hops, Belgian yeast sweet malt adds to the picture. Complex brew that some might not notice such fact due to its softness.

3.5
ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Draught at the Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a brilliant goldenrod color, deep and almost syrupy looking. Hints of bright orange and red peek through. Little to no head. Aroma of sweet yellow fruit esters (peaches, oranges, nectarines, apricots) with a lightly sweet yeast presence and a light note of vanilla or cream. Flavor is very sweet and candi flavored, with canned syrupy peaches appeal, low alcohol apparency and plenty of Belgian yeast activity. It’s very well done, and though I’m not a fan of the sweeter style of trippels (I like the perfumy, bitter, dry yeasty ones) this one was very good, very drinkable and did not thin out or shows problems from its age (2-3 years old now)

3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle:   Vibrant straw, clear but with some sediment, moderate to small sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Dusty nose, a little mealy and cardboard.   Not bad but seems past its prime.   Yeah, cardboard and mealy type malts on the tongue.   Should have drank this one sooner.   Bready, but in that wet cardboard sort of fashion.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes okay, not as bright as I would have imagined it should have been.   Lingering cardboard.   I waited too long to try this one, but decent otherwise.   Thanks Bob for this freebie from one of my first trades.   Been cherishing this one for a while.   Should have drank this sooner.

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3.7
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle at Stone, 1/4/10

Aroma: Aroma of Belgian yeast, pear, banana, and spice
Appearance: Cloudy yellow color, small off-white head
Flavor: Mostly sweet and spice malt flavor, light bitterness
Palate: Very smooth with medium body and well hidden ABV
Overall Impression: Overall, this makes for a pretty nice sweet Belgian style Tripel. Another very solid beer from Stone, and it certainly makes everything taste better when you drink it in a place as cool as the Stone Bistro. Nicely done.

4.1
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 Poured a clear golden color with a very small white head, Aroma of oranges, peach, some yeast, and I finally figured out it was vanilla I was smelling. Taste was spicy, citrusy, and mildy hoppy. Somewhat oily mouthfeel.

3.9
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, clear golden with a smallish head, aroma of apple sauce with great flavors of honey, mulling spices, green fruit and slightly smokey

3.5
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Orange amber hue with almost no head or lace. Very fizzy initally. Aroma is the standard sweet fruity and spicy belgian style but seems to have a bit more hop kick than the traditional tripels. Alcohol is slighty noticeable on the nose. I found the taste to be quite different than most in the genre. This beer is very lively and as a noticeable hoppy bitter undertone beneath the fruity and malty tastes. Aromatic and grainy as well. The spices to tend to linger on the finish too long. Dry and a bit thin mouthfeel. This brew needs to age to gain a smoother and mellow approach and allow the characteristics to blend.

3.9
Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of fruity ester is dominating and quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some fruity ester and light sweet Belgian style malt. Taste is really smooth and alcohol is well hidden as well as any peppery yeast notes usually associated with the style. Maybe a tad too sweet but very well done overall.

3.5
jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Crystal clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of coriander seed, curacao and strong sugars. Medium to full-bodied; Sweet flavourful-fruity (peaches, pears, apricots and grapes) with some normal curacao and coriander seed. Aftertaste was sweet and clean-fairly nice. Very good for the style and fairly nice from Stone (Which always is NOT the case!). I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. Many thanks to KimChee for bringing up this beer-one of the highlights from the night! Even though I only had a few centilitres of this to sample, I did take my time and make it a one hour (or so) sampling!


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