Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. The pour yields a very light colored beer. Lighter than straw and more along the lines of a Berliner. A bit of a head without too much retention. The nose and flavor have a touch of spice and breadiness, but are otherwise quite watery. Body is very light. Somewhat dry. Not a big fan.
wcrpnf19971 (8) - - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd Wave Sandstorm
Style: Belgian Tripel Ale
Appearance: Yellow/ Gold or Straw color
Nose: I picked up hay, banana, spices, bubble gum & a slight fruity ester.
Palate: Sweet at the beginning and finishes dry & complex on the palate. The dryness does linger a bit. Definite flavors of clove, banana, pepper, cardamom, vanilla, rum & bubble gum.
Pairs well with:Sausage, Chicken, Pasta and foods spiced with herbs( no brainer).A nice soft goat cheese or a sheep cheese.
Overall: a solid Belgian Tripel from 3rd Wave.
3rd wave stepped out of their comfort zone & created a solid Tripel. This beer is currently available on draft only. If you see it on a draft list. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a beer.
MDSwift83 (14) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer. 8.5% but does not drink like a strong beer. Not an overbearing flavor but easy to drink