LaGrave
Tröegs Brewing Company

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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #92
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,599
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.41%
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
493
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 06, 2022
Added:
Oct 23, 2013
Wants:
  32
Gots:
  178
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: 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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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Caged & corked 375ML bottle received in the last BIF I participated in (& the first in several years). Not a lot of tripels consumed around here nowadays, which is a shame.

The pour is hazy straw, vs. just hazy cloudy as many IPAs now boast. White cap it appears you could walk on safely. The nose brings pepper, banana, clove, a touch of pear.

LaGrave is classic. There’s a yeasty, pear-like burn up front with a backing of clove, clear water, light spices, banana, with a finish of white wine without the sharpness. Light & airy without a hint of alcohol. This could be a session tripel out on the deck, wielding the tongs & spatula at the grill like a fifties husband.

Nice effort & a good, solid tripel.
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by DrOfGolf from Delaware

Aug 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.36 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours golden with a little bit of cloudiness. It has a white head with very good head retention.

Smell: Spicy aromas with coriander, pepper, and a grassy herbal type quality. There are some yeasty elements in the background.

Taste: There is a bit more in the way of fruitless in the flavor with the spice. The spices feature coriander, pepper, and herbs. There are some lemon like notes with grainy sweetness. There are also some yeasty elements.

Body: It has a medium body with smooth alcohol warming.

Overall, a nice take on a tripel with the herbal elements throwing the taste a little bit, but still good.
Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by dueserdo from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Like my 1st girl, I won't forget this one. I was amazed how smooth it went down. 8% is my ABV of choice. I Bought a single bottle to try and next will be a six pack. At just under $5. a bottle, this is one for a special occasion or a big juicy steak. You have to try this one.
Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by donzilake from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
oured with the nice, fluffy white head that I was expected. As this is a bottle-conditioned beer, I actually thought there would be slightly more head, but perhaps the 8% ABV kept it from getting too out of hand. The nose is very floral, herbal, bready, spicy, and yeasty. There's also a strong wheat presence. It is pretty easy-drinking for an 8% ABV beer. Starts with a lot of biscuity notes that give way to some traditional wheaty characteristics. The mouth is as expected: good carbonation with medium body. Overall, I'm not overly impressed. It's a decent beer, but I was kind of expecting more as this is bottle conditioned and higher on the alcohol side.
Apr 28, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a tall long lived stiff foamy head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of bread, yeast and alcohol.

Tastes of sweet bready malt, yeast, cloves, apples and pears with a very slightly bitter finish.

Light body with initial heavy fizzy carbonation that quickly diminishes. Light dry mouthfeel.

This brew is reasonably true to the style but under stated in comparison to my benchmark tripels.
Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Kulikov from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: pours a bubbly gold with light haze

S: grassy, malt

T: black pepper, light indistinct fruit (pear described on bottle), champagney. Label is accurate, tastes pleasant with shrimp scampi.

F: champagney fizzy light

O: it's good, a well executed triple, a little dry but pleasant.
Apr 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by cabsandking from Ohio

Jul 27, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375 ml corked and caged bottle

pours a slightly hazy orange golden color. big layer of bright white head. good head retention. nice aroma of crackery dough and herbal spice - clove with a touch of citrus. well balanced, bready flavors in the taste. medium bodied.
Dec 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by TwistedCopper from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This triple ale is uncommonly smooth for it’s 8% alcohol content. It has a wonderful level of carbonation and forms a nice almond head. It drinks smooth, finishes smooth, and is bursting with malt and caramel flavor and a hint of pepper. Other reviews which reference coriander are completely inaccurate. I despise coriander and belgians that contain it and this is devoid of it.

This is reminiscent of a good timeless English ale more than a Belgian. Imagine Bass Ale with more flavor and more alcohol and you have LaGrave.

I highly recommend trying this for something different that only gets better with the next bottle. Cheers.
Sep 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by raelian from District of Columbia

Sep 03, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
**
06/20/2020

bottle to snifter; troegs cork/cage sampling with Jovial, LaGrave and Nebulous.

LOOK: golden yellow, hint of orange/brown color, off white head. legs.
AROMA: yeast, pear, grape, black pepper, spice.
TASTE: banana, pear, lime, white wine, wood, grass, hint of black pepper. Intriguing, but a lot of clashing flavors.
FEEL: light to medium body, very good carbonation, silty finish.

Good, but raw. A little haphazard, wonder if some age would help, but no bottling date discernible on packaging and not sure a light ale like this should be aged very long.

**
Jun 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Cfitty from New York

Jun 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
From the 375 ml corked, caged bottle with no date that I could see. Sampled on Feb 15, 2020.

Beautiful golden pour with a boisterous white head and fine clarity.

The aroma is an array of sensations including crusty white bread, pepper, spices, Belgian yeast, and meaty fruits like apple or pear.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel.

Sweet start and then it moves to a penetrating pepper and moderate dry bitter finale.
Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12.7 ounce caged & corked bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Very slightly hazed golden color. Nice, fluffy white head. Very good retention and excellent lacing.

S---Yeasty. Bread/biscuit aromas from the yeast. Spicy with white pepper & coriander. Some fruitiness as well.

T---Spicy, with pepper & coriander in the forefront. Lightly bready from yeast. Mild floral flavor as well.

F---No boozy feel. Medium body with ample carbonation. Probably goes down too easy for 8.0% ABV.

O---Very nice effort at crafting a tripel. I was very excited when I got this one and wasn't disappointed.
Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Saylor from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Excellent, smooth triple. I prefer this over most that I have slightly higher abv but sacrifice the taste for a boozy taste. Don’t get me wrong, I love a boozy tree in barrel aged Belgians, stouts, etc but not in straight triples.
This is a great sipper or regular drinker
Jul 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L: touch of hazy muted copper , 2 finger head fades too quickly below average lacing
S: good yeast smell but not clove or Belgian like smell, I have a hard time describing it but almost flora like
T: spice and yeast are the front runners
F crisp
O ok but was looks for a more out of a triple
Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by PatrickCT from Connecticut

Jun 19, 2019
 
Rated: 2.45 by JLapadura from New York

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by chuprynka from New Jersey

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Feb 08, 2019
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy golden color with a one finger white fizzy head that dissipated quickly. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles. Mild lacing present. Nose is fresh and very light lemon and spice. Fruity flavor with mild sweetness. Highly carbonated with medium-light body.

Revisited this brew on 4-2-21. Nice golden color with two finger fizzy head dissipating quickly to a thin film. Nose of honey and light fruit. Taste follows the nose. Nice brew.
Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy golden color with at least a medium body a d a nice amount of almost champagne like carbonation
Aroma is citrus fruit, citrus peel, malt, yeast, floral
Taste followed the aroma,dry and a mild hop bitterness that didn't seem to completely match with the rest of the flavors
Overall an excellent beer that's worth a try
Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Handed to me from Jason B. in parking lot before PSU-OSU game this past weekend.

Poured with the nice, fluffy white head , and hazy gold in color. 12.7 oz. bottle was something I never saw before.
The nose is very floral, herbal, bready, spicy, and yeasty.
On the first sip it led with biscuit up front but then the yeast and clove characteristics stepped in.
There's a fairly strong yeast, wheat presence, unfortunately not characteristics I personally prefer.
For anyone that likes a wheat this would probably be in their wheelhouse, just not in mine.
Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by Shane-L-Waddell from Ohio

Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by SirWilliamIvory from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a delightful triple. Only bought one just to give it a try but, I will be going back to get a six. It's very smooth and fruity but not too sweet. Unlike the posted review I don't find any bitter after taste.
Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by SpaethJam from New York

Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by RJ_Brody from New Jersey

Jan 22, 2018
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