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Belgian Style Triple Ale (Collaboration) by Stone Brewing Company
Tripel
8.70 % ABV


 
Review by odeed on 12/02/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 7 17 4 7 2008
(big ups to weeheavysd for the bottle.)pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head.aroma is belgain yeast,spice,and a nice hop finish.flavor is much of the same with a little orange peel and coriander thrown in.slightly dry and very clean finish.

Price: $3.00 Served In: Other

Review by SAP on 11/16/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 4 7 2008
A moderate pour produces a three-finger thick, frothy, light tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is a clear, rich copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, full gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of spicy phenolics, ripe fruit and pale-toasted grain notes. Aromatic notes of clove, a touch of herbal anise, toasty cracker like malt, a touch of sweet honey-like grain, some herbal hop notes, sweetened lemon zest, . As the beer warms a soft cracker like malt character becomes more noticeable as does the warming alcohol notes and some citrus zest character.

Sweet, but more from fruity esters than overly sticky malt. The malt does contribute some sweetness that mixes in with other notes to produce an herbal honey like character. Overall this beer is fairly light bodied (when considering the strength), but does have some viscous heft to it. The beer finishes with a spicy, herbal, bitter finish that is a mix of hops, phenolics and lightly warming alcohol. Fruity notes of melon, green apple, a touch of pear, raisin and some lightly tart plum are found up front & in the middle and help to balance the spicy finish that this beer has. The spice character has touches of young ginger, at times woody black pepper and some lemon zest character that is lightly sweetened.

This is definitely a tasty, interesting beer. One of the better, and more in style, Belgian-styled beers that Stone has made. I like how the fruit and honey malt are well balanced by spicy fermentation notes and some touches of noticeable hop character.

Purchased: South Bay Drugs, Imperial Beach CA

Served In: Bottle

Review by seaoflament on 09/16/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 16 4 7 2008
A Collaboration between Stone, AleSmith and Mikkeller.

Got this 12oz bottle at SouthBay Drugs and Liquor, thanks Joey for holding a bottle for me.

Pours a semi-dull orange color with an inch of foam that quickly settles to a ring, not much lacing to talk about. Looks pretty flat after a few minutes.

First I picked up some toasted malt and spices then I got some yeasty aromas, pepper, a slight metallic aroma, peach, apricots, orange, apples, brown sugar, ground pez candy, Belgian candy sugar, and some wild flower honey. Not bad but the sweet, ground, candy aroma comes off a bit chalky. I'm also getting some bubblegum near the end of the glass.

Taste is similar to the aroma, starts off with quite a bit of toasted malts and a bit of biscuit as well; then the fruitiness, citrus, and spices take over for the second half and a slight bitter and alcoholic, warming, finish. Comes off somewhat chalky and a bit metallic too, not so much to it being overpowering but enough to be noticed. A little more peppery and spicy, it has a spicy bitterness in the finish. Not bad. The slight metallic flavor seems to disappear as it warms up even moreā€¦a little grainy in the finish though. A little more malt and fruitiness shines through as the temp increases. Gets a little better as it warms.

Decent mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation.

Served In: Bottle

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