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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by nature’s untamed beauty, LaGrave (pronounced \l?-gräv\) is the first of our 12.7-oz. corked and caged bottle releases. Bottle conditioned and highly carbonated, this Triple Golden Ale is steeped in the tradition of strong ales originally brewed in Belgium. The unique Belgian yeast forms the bedrock of LaGrave’s complex flavors. Strong and alluring at 8% ABV, LaGrave boasts a sweet, fruity flavor with a well-rounded mouthfeel and semi-dry, lingering bitter finish.
Named after our fave French backcountry ski town, LaGrave’s rare yeast produces a rocky head releasing aromas of crusty bread and earthy spices. Our Triple Golden Ale carves out flavors of ripe pear, straw and black pepper with a dry, champagne finish.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Bottle into Trappist glass. Cloudy golden color with amber’ish hue, quite bubbly with white foamy head. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast (coriander, clove, orange zest, some banana), straw and candy sugar. Taste adds notes of grass, some white wine, pepper and a light fruitiness. Light body, heavy carbonation, spritzy, dry with light bitter peppery finish. A very nice tripel.


4.5
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4.2
glennmastrange (2924) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle. Moderate to heavy grain for the malt, moderate perfume for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with notes of plum, white wine, honey and clove. Head is large creamy/rocky, white, with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is hazy, yet sparkling medium amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and faintly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation. Excellent Tripel, with perfect balance between all the ingredients, comlexity, and very true to style.

3.4
Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2017
Much too sugary sweet tripel, but more of less the style. Lasting bubbly head. Lots of yeast. Probably why so sweet, older bottle from Matt Capone's.

3.6
nickd717 (4888) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Bottle, 375ml. Great appearance, clear copper with a lasting large white head and active bubbles. Nice aroma, light bread, Belgian yeast, light fruit. Flavor is sweet pale malt, sugar, not much bitterness. Medium plus body, high carbonation, crisp. Pretty good.

3.6
ryanscourt (1531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2017
very nice; had from a bottle poured into chalice. Golden yellow with some haziness.

3.1
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Medium bead head. Yeasty, with a fair amount of sediment. Aromas of cola, grass, juicy tropical fruit. Sweet on the finish.

3.3
gripweed57 (2868) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2017
375 ml corked and caged bottle. Hazy honey gold color. Small foamy white head. Sweet fruity malt nose has yeasty notes. Flavor is more of the same, with honeyish notes. Dry champagne-like finish. Belgian in style, yet indistinctive.

4
Dacrza (1036) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2017
DATE: April 18, 2017... OCCASION: watching Rogue One after a fun day of gardening and weeding... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... pours an opaque, dark amber body rife with tiny bubbles... the head is charged, fizzy, white and swift in its descent to a pencil-thin finish... immediate grapefruit, bourbon, pepper, clove, raisin, cranberry, and a nice brown ale sweetness... highly effervescent and lively at the teeth, dry at the finish, and lingering throughout the sip--encouraging the next, and the next... as per blond ales, succulently light and misleading... pepper, lilac, clove, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, and bright malts... a tight, medium-bodied ale that stays within the expectations of a tripel, as Troegs intended... what else to say? this small cork’n’cager is about worth its price tag, and definitely a slow night sipper...

2.9
SONOFWODEN (72) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2017
I am a Troegenator Double Bock fan . . .good stuff. However, this La Grave, despite the fancy corked and caged bottle, was otherwise not distinctive. It did pour and maintain a great head . . . tall and rocky as the bottle says. I did finally pick up the "crusty bread" as described as well. It was more bitter than expected which could be the "pepper" -- or -- a really dry Brut champagne finish. There was just nothing enjoyably distinctive to me that would cause me to buy it again. Doesn’t stop me from being a Troegenator fan though.

4.2
shawnmurphy (610) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Caged and corked bottle pours a sparkling bright golden color with a big, bubbly, foamy white head, at least 2" tall, although slowly settling to 1" after five minutes. Loads of bubbles zipping north up the glass! Aroma: yeasty bread, pear, banana and clove. Flavor: lemon, white pepper, banana, clove and apricot. Light bodied with a crisp finish yet creamy mouthfeel, along with a prickly carbonation on the tongue. A very good U.S.-brewed version of a Duvel.


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