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Three Fates Tripel

January, 2017
Judges Rating: 
84
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This trippel poured a massive white head, whipped cream like, remaining firm. It lasted to the bottom of the glass with some terrific leftover lacing. In the nose, notes perceived included vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and minor amounts of zest fruit. As it warmed, the alcohol became quite prevalent. Flavors in this beer were a mix “old bread” malt and coriander, with a dense earthy hop bitterness. It finished medium dry, with its healthy amount of carbonation allowing the palate to cleanse. As American interpretations of trippels go, this is fairly true to style. The bitter earthy finish detracts from its overall drinkability, as well its somewhat stale malt components.

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