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Heavy Seas Letter Of Marque 2012 (Tripel Wit) - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas Letter Of Marque 2012 (Tripel Wit)Heavy Seas Letter Of Marque 2012 (Tripel Wit)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%


Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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Reviews by VaterRoss:
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass at CFWB, 7/21.

Beer pours a cloudy dark yellow with definite orange tones. Head is near-white with large bubbles that recede fairly quickly with the whole head disappearing about 1/3 of the way through the drink. Smell is of ripe banana, with some spices and definite sweetness coming through. Somewhat reminiscent of a weizen-bock. Taste is very sweet, with coriander tickling the palette before the strong taste of ripe bananas rolls in. Near the end of the taste a decent amount of booziness comes out, though not unpleasantly. Mouthfeel is surprisingly chill for a super wheat beer with the spiciness and booziness being the most aggressive parts, not particularly dry either.

Although I have not had the draft version, I suspect this beer benefits from the cask by cutting down on the high carb normally seen in the style. With the carb this would probably be a bit much. A very sweet, boozy, yeasty, and spicy beer. If it wasn't for the banana tones and lighter wheat body this could be easily mistaken for a Tripel.

Serving type: cask

07-22-2012 15:53:46 | More by VaterRoss
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Thank you, Justin.

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Heavy Seas Letter Of Marque 2012 (Tripel Wit) from Heavy Seas Beer
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