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Tröegs LaGrave - Tröegs Brewing Company

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88
very good

423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 16
Gots: 103 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orangesol on 10-23-2013

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.
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Ratings: 423 | Reviews: 65
Photo of IronLover
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow with a heavy orange hue. Heavy haze with tons of yeasty floaties. Poured with a hug, dense white foam. Good head retention. Ripe, mellow orange citrus, over ripe apple and banana with peppery phenolics and smooth, sweet booziness at the end. Medium light floral hop aromas find their way through the myriad of belgian aromas. Medium bodied with soft yet effervescent carbonation. Light creaminess following the carbination near the finish along with pleasant boozy warmth. Banana and ripe apple flavors followed by coriander and medium light hop bitterness. Mellow, malty, boozy sweetness at the end. Finished medium dry with a brief lingering bittness. Overall a very drinkable, complex beer. Balance tilted toward fruity esters in the aroma and toward spicy phenolics in the flavor with a pleasant, warm, sweet boozines. Cheers. Love Troegs!

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Salamanderking42
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good blend of a tripel and a golden ae

Photo of Derek_Besly
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ncarter5889
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jtg66821
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebD
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a beautiful deep hazy golden color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, wheat, coriander, cloves, light pepper and some banana. Very similar to a Hefe.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Belgian yeast upfront, wheat malts, light coriander, peppery spices (cloves) banana and faint grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Another great offering from Tröegs!

Serving type: bottle

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stanley23
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nickcal
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bonkers
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barebearbeer
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Popped the cork and it poured very cloudy orange gold color into a chalice which produced a thick creamy/foamy 1-2 finger eggshell colored head that had a ton of bubbles in it and brown specs throughout the head which dissipated very slowly and good foamy lacing that stuck to the side and formed a very good looking head. The carbonation was very active and raced up the brew, swirling the sediment like a geyser of yeast spinning about.

Aroma is a mix of yeast, earthy spices like pepper, coriander and mild allspice, orange peel, candied sugar, tree bark, light funk, fruit like apple, pear and banana, and some cracker or malt that’s like a wheat bread. Phenol alcohol or light booze comes through at times, but the soft fruit and earthy must combo make this a nice one to inhale and replicate a product of Belgium quite well.

Taste has more booze up front and a blast of musty yeast that is complex and a blend similar to the nose with earthy spices like pepper, coriander, tea leaf, dry marijuana or oregano, mild allspice and clove. There seems to be either floral or citrus hops jumping out with orange peel, lemon zest and some grapefruit bitterness, followed by candied sugar, peat moss, funk, fruit like apple, pear and rotting green/white grapes, and some buttery cracker or malt/wheat bread toast. Seems like a farmhouse ale or saison from the nice yeast and possibly wild yeast additions, this is sweet yet dry and flavorful. It allows the 8% ABV to come through almost like a warning, but it adds a nice element to the overall brew.

Mouthfeel is zesty and fizzy, but it slides down creamy and smooth; nice contradictions as it kept my interest and trailed off slightly bitter and chalky dry. I got this bottle at the brewery over the summer of 2014 and it seems to have aged very well as I t

Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsnyder61
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmpqse
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tröegs LaGrave from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.