evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy yellow-orange, very little head. Aromas are sourdough, bubblegum, and plastic. Taste is slightly doughy, dry, with some elements of band-aid and grapefruit rind. Clean finish.
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, golden beer, white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cider, light malt, banana, peach. Flavor is clove, pumpkin, banana, cinnamon, citrus. Palate is light, carbonation moderately lively.
Dal9000 (201) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Dorothy lane market. Pours foamy large head with a pale cloudy yellow color. Very mild spice taste for a triple. The spice lingers long after swallowing. Coriander cloves. I don't taste the pumpkin in the description.
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swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at blue monk, buffalo, ny. solid base tripel, sweet, fruity Belgian yeast, creamy mouthfeel. pumpkins add a new flavor into a tripel for me. Not bad, better than expiated. ligt pumpkin spice, good flavor
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can
A chance to try a new Elysian beer without trading or traveling to the West Coast does not come along too often. When I noticed this during a shopping run I figured a single would not break the bank. While not the greatest Belgian tripel it was worth about the $2.99 that I paid. I would recommend not paying much more yourself.
Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent golden base bubbles with the typical hue of a tripel made to style. Lively carbonation and sheets of short lived head add some character. Apple cider, nutmeg, and cinnamon float up from the glass like cotton candy dipped in pumpkin puree.
Flavor / Palate - Sticky sweet pumpkin accompanies caramel and cider. A dry warm transition leads to a mead like finish that unfolds a wave of booziness over the throat. This collaboration might work better with a different base. As a Belgian it just feels confusing as the earthy squash aspects do not meld with the dessert sweetness of the rest.
skoisirius (1761) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The lighter side of the He Said series, but not necessarily the better side. Sweet notes of Tripel spices and pumpkin gourd. Spicey finish with hints of apple malt. Pretty good.
kirk36 (150) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candy. Short, sweet, not long on the memory. Slight pumpkin and more on the other spices. Would not search this one out. It meets the requirements for a triple with other spices. Very low on the pumpkin.
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high_on_hops (671) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a short white head. It has a nice aroma of biscuit, cinnamon, and some coriander. The flavor is yeast and spices up front, with a slightly spicy backbone and dry finish.
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thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear bright yellow amber colour with a small white head; aroma starts floral, vegetable, then lilies; sweet flavour developing into a long medium bitter finish; interesting
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Martin’s West in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light straw, hay, spicy yeasts. Taste is crisp, biscuity, dry straw... Mild flavors and some spice but was expecting more of the galangal and tarragon. Nothing distinct about this one.
stevoj (2324) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this blend of pumpkin, nutmeg and normal triple essences. Lots of spice in the aroma. Initial foamy head subsides rapidly. Taste comes alive with lots of butter, coriander, floral notes. Velvety smooth, nice spicy finish.