Tripel

11 oz pour at Taco Mac on the East West Connector, Austell, GA, USA.
Pour gives a classic, hazed yellow body but a rather disappointing lack of head (at least in terms of size). Lace is good.
Very strong, even “artificially” so; plenty of bubblegum aromas and a lot of sticky sweetness. BIG estery fruits and plenty of alcohol too. Now, of course, all of this is completely in order for the style, including (to an extent) the slick mouthfeel, but to be honest it seems a little floral and overpowering. The combination seems a bit unbalanced, slightly awkward and rather clumsy.
This is another of the newer, GD, 22 oz packaged beers that is really odd. I’ve been a great fan of GD in the past but this relatively new crop (the Dunkelweisse, Saison, Double Wit) has been very hit and miss with some crude tastes that have highlighted huge sweetness and alcohol. Some of those style demand it, but even my sweet loving palate they have seemed a little harsh.

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10/31/2009
Style:
Tripel
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 9.3 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.13
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