Sawyer’s Triple (Stone Brewing Company)

Sawyer’s Triple is a beer brewed for a good cause.  All proceeds raised from this 7.6% ABV “Golden Triple” go towards ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy) causes and charities.

Sawyer’s Triple is based upon the traditional “Golden Triple” style of strong ale, hailing from Belgium, and weighs in at 7.6% alc/vol. The brew is deep golden in color with a distinctive spicy, sweet and hoppy nose. Effervescent carbonation leads to a modestly dry malt character with hoppy flavors and alcohol overtones. Sawyer’s Triple was formulated and brewed by Bill Sherwood.

Sawyer’s pours a cloudy orangish-yellow.  A bunch of carbonation and sediment float up to the film of a head.   Lacing is present, but it isn’t very excessive.

This is an aromatic beer.  I picked up wheat, biscuity malts, citrus, passion fruit and mild honey notes.

The taste is sweet, with the citrus and honey notes jumping out in the forefront.  An alcoholic heat is present, but thankfully doesn’t intrude on the traditional triple flavors that are in this brew.

The mouthfeel is medium with a noticeable drying quality.  This beer goes down smooth.

Sawyer’s Triple is a drinkable beer, but not necessarily one I would drink again.  Flavor wise, it’s a middle of the road beer, but one that is definitely worth a purchase just to support the cause.

Go to this link to read more about this beer and the charities it supports.

Overall: 7 out of 10

As a TRIPEL: 7.5 out of 10

FOR FANS OF: Victory GOLDEN MONKEY, Unibroue LA FIN DU MONDE, Allagash TRIPEL

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