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

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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

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.67/5  rDev +21%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in an Orval chalice, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about a half inch off-white head that didn't stick around for too long. Not much lacing. Aroma is nice but also seems weak, the brew smells like orange, cloves, honey, and pears. It tastes like oranges, sweet spices, clove, honey, wheat and chamomile. It's sweeter than I was expecting it to be. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and coating with moderate carbonation. I'm not sure if I would buy this again, but for $5.99 a bomber I think it's worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice a dull medium golden with a thinner than expected white head that was gone very quickly.Aromas of orange peel and sweet alcohol mainly,not much dimention to it.Quite sweet on the palate with the chamomile being pretty aggressive in the aftertaste,alot of brown sugar and alcohol sweetness going on.Eh, not really didgging this to much,it's just to sweet and spiced for my taste.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, tried the cask version, and figured it was time to try the draft version.

While the same gold color as before, the draft version is actually a bit lighter than the cask version. On the nose, the honey and clove dominate, with a hint of orange citrus in the background, along with some "wheatiness." On the palate, thnis beer is prettt tasty, but it's also a bit sweet and boozy, there is plenty of honey and clove, but there's also mandarin orange and light maraschino cherry. In combination, it's pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderately long, clove and honey filled finish. The one area where I'd really give this beer a detraction under the old system is with drinkability. The combination of noticeable sweetneess and alcohol is a bit of a detraction. Still otherwise, this is pretty tasty beer from the folks at Clipper Cith/Heavy Seas.

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Heavy Seas Letter Of Marque 2012 (Tripel Wit) from Heavy Seas Beer
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.