radio_nowhere (1458) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SONOFWODEN (45) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2017
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
shawnmurphy (101) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2017
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Pintofjoe29 (34) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Color is cloudy amber with a foamy head. Aroma is bread, belgian yeast, sweet fruitiness, and spices. Tastes of apricot, banana, and spices with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one
radagast83 (7694) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle at The Headmaster’s Pub in Sperryville VA. Poured a hazy amber color with a medium sized, white head. Aroma was light fruits, apricot, some hay, fizzy notes. Citrus, light candi notes. Light spicy notes.
Jrwhitney6 (481) - - OCT 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At JCC 5k Brew and Brisket run. Cloudy yellow with lots of foam. Taste of spice, clove, banana. Don't love the style, but this is decent.
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jsporrer (882) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dirty yellow with a large foamy white head. Nice aroma of Belgian spices, bready dough, and yeast. Flavors don’t linger for long. Slightly dry finish. Not as good as I expected but OK.
joeneugs (6276) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. It pours a hazy orange color with an off white head. The aroma is bready with some dried apricot, banana and baking spice. The flavor is the same. Bready, bread crust, light bananas and dried apricots. Lots of nice fruitiness and more subtle spicy yeast. Strong alcohol presence and noticeable earthy, herbal bitterness. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. Medium to high carbonation. The alcohol is a little strong, but not out of style. Very tasty.
stevoj (4554) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jeremy. Aroma spot on for a tripel. Head a bit weak. Buttery consistency. Mild savory notes. Hay, grain, meadow, pepper. A bit of zing on the finish.
BuckeyeBoy (6969) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours out a hazy gold topped with a small head. Nose is nice sourdough bread spice yeast some belg candy. Taste is more of the nice bread malt yeast spice belg candy sugar.
voyageurmike (356) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Murky amber with medium carbonation, yeasty aroma. Spicy flavor has balance of hops and malt. Finish is moderately bitter, not lengthy.