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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is made with one grain and 4 Belgian yeasts, a deceptive golden color, and a malty palate lend complexity to this Belgian Trippel Ale. ABV = 10%, IBU’s = 31, OG = 23.1 P

The three headed Hellhound of Greek Mythology, that stood at the gates to Hades, lends his name and three heads to this elegant, full bodied Belgian Style Trippel Ale. A deceptive golden color and wonderful malty palate bring bold complexity to this big brew.

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3.4
GRM (4178) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, purchased at Beers of the world (trip to Chicago with Louise) on August 2 2011, savoured March 9 2012; eye: golden with an orangey hue, almost clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: yeast, light orange, light alcohol, light malt, light pepper; mouth: yeast, light orange, alcohol, light malt, light Cayenne pepper, finale in alcohol with fruity presence, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 12 onces, achetée chez Beers of the world (voyage à Chicago avec Louise) le 2 aout 2011, savourée le 9 mars 2012; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, presque limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : levure, léger orange, léger alcool, léger malt, léger poivre; bouche : levure, léger orange, alcool, léger malt, léger poivre de Cayenne, finale en alcool avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

3.6
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
The aroma is peppery as hell; estery, flowery hop. Orange rind. Touch of dry white wine. Spicy, musty. Looks cloudy, yellow-orange. Ring of pure white head, crown of lace. Sediment and tiny bubbles. The flavor is orange peel, champagne notes. Peppery malts, touch of spicy peppercorns. Some definite horseblanket flavors. The palate is dry, fizzy, a little sandpapery. Very bubbly. It’s like a strong mimosa: not really my style but pretty good.

3.3
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
12 oz bottle and served in my gold rimmed Ommegang tulip to match the golden foil on the bottle ;-) Pours a medium golden hue with some floaties with a small but lasting fizzy head, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pale golden grains, some caramel and biscuit, a surprising pear and kiwi fruitiness, a kiss of sugar and honey, along with a touch of woody esters. Not as yeasty nor as boozy on the nose as most Abbey Tripels. The taste is more sweeter and malt forward than the nose with some fruity and earthy tones. A bit of spicy hops and even a bit of sea salt character on the very edges of the tongue. Interesting to say the least, not quite like any Tripel I have had before, a good thing and a bad thing. Sort of got boring after half the bottle. The mouth feel is a tad tepid and chalky, good job of hiding the alcohol IMO. Overall a good beer but methinks it is something I will not buy again. Better Abbey Tripels on the market I would rather enjoy.

3.9
libertine (442) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
pours a cloudy amber with sediment floating and a very thin white head that dissapates almost immediately.appearance is beautiful.aromas of orange,banana,clove,caramel and quite boozey.flavour is straight up with the aromas with a slick feel on the tongue.medium carbonation with a full body.has a boozey astringent finish that i enjoy.probably the third or fourth four pack ive bought and this is the first time ive rated this.dont see how it can be rated 88.very very nice

4.2
Kco (53) - USA - FEB 7, 2012
Nice amber color, cloudy, with a light tan head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. A very good balance of hops and citrus hop. Slightly bitter on the tongue, but very good.

3.2
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, plastic, yeast, caramel, and florals. Flavor of florals, grass, yeast, earth, and baby powder.

3.1
pet3rman (380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Golden Pour. Nose of alcohol and fermented fruit. Taste pretty straightforward - Consistent with the aroma. Average Trippel. Nothing that I would purchase again.

3.8
jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet fruity nose and flavor is sweet light fruit and spice. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.50 for a 12oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.7
Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of pear, pineapple, bread and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, pear, light pineapple and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

3.7
douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle with gold foil. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is sweet dusty bananas, some yeast. A nice brew; sweet but not overly so, light spices, banana and some berries, very dry and dusty as if its aged a bit. Enjoyable, triples are often hard to love for me but this was good.


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