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Tröegs LaGrave - Tröegs Brewing Company

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87
very good

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 64 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 10-23-2013)
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kevinmaher, Sep 03, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +1%

Appearance: 4.25 | Smell: 3.75 | Taste: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation along with lots of particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with notes of spices and hints of candi sugar and fruits, the latter of which becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the overall taste is rather complex and has strong flavors of musty yeast with hints of candi sugar and fruit. The finish has some spicy flavors as well as hints of alcohol. No sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The high amount of carbonation in this beer really helps to "lighten" things up and cut through the base of this tripel. This is a good American version of the Belgian style.

Serving type: bottle

metter98, Sep 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

A gorgeous triple ale that cloudy just like it should be. Pours a deep amber all cloudy from a 12.7 oz corked bottle that delivers that strong Belgium ale aroma at just whiff. I could drink this one all night - and I just might! This is my first venture with Tröegs and I am delighted and impressed. Cheers!

ericheise, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

- triple golden ale served in duvel chalice.

A: (4.0) Even with the most gentlest of pours at a 45 degree angle, a monstrous head develops with a dull sea-shell coloring consuming the majority of volume in the vessel. Wild yeast. The head had a pourous texture, sponge like, standing a staggering 3+ fingers in height with a great resilience. A glass consuming effervesce rages within a glazed pumpkin orange coloring with a dense nature. Fat chunks of foamy lace adhere in a splatter fashion on the vessel's walls.

S: (3.5) Wheaty-orange scent, soft, maybe diluted beneath the foam monster. Touch of dry barnyard wood, tart yeastiness, with some dried wheat. A bit of candy-orange sweetness arrives late.

T: (4.0) Flavor was fruity, pear with some lightly dry candy orange sweetness. Dry wheat, fruit of apricot, apple and canteloupe. Banana yeastiness, spicy hop and alcohol warmth.

M: (3.75) Light mouthful, dry fruitiness, creamy wheat, soft feel and soft carbonation factor.

O: (4.0) Overall its been way to long since i've enjoyed a good tripel. where have you been. Spot on interpretation and yeast character, fruity, with an solid outstanding flavor. Must try.

beerthulhu, Aug 16, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -18.9%

Appearance: dark straw yellow hinting towards orange. a nice foamy 3 finger white head that fades slowly and leaves just a little bit of lacing behind 4/5

Smell: banana, strong clove, peppery phenols, alcohol. maybe a little bit of extra fruit, possibly citrus. 3/5

Taste: opens with harsh spicy phenols, along with overly strong cloves. some banana and a little bit of citrus. nobles hops are present towards the end. strong alcohol. 3/5

Mouthfeel: pretty significant. ends a bit bitter. fairly dry as well 3.5/5

Overall: its got all the flavors of a trippel but on the harsh side. the alcohol is too present even for the relatively low abv. Maybe you could argue to cellar out the harshness. I think there are way too many great trippels out there for me to give that a try. 3.14/5

SportsandJorts, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Tröegs LaGrave from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.