bignews77 (6) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
High Priestess of Fermentation have spoken. This Tripel has an extra Belgian candy sugar caramelized flavor that is rich and Imperial. I dig it. But I have a sweet tooth. I think they did a great job at retaining the Belgian quality of the yeast although remaining unique. Rich and sweet not sickening and thin.
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - MAY 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells of spicy malt, clove, banana. Tastes very sharp and fizzy, spice and malt with a very bitter dry long finish. Pretty malty for a Tripel.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange, slight of white head. Aroma pilsner malt sweetness, fruity, bubblegum esters. Taste sweet malt, bubblegum, fruity, banana esters, no hop flavor. Mouthfeel aproaching thick body, mid carbonation, alcohol heat and slight astringency, finish on the sweet side. Overall not great, not enough hops for the style, too sweet of a finish, no balance sweet throughout, do not like the banana esters.
arondee (583) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, raisins, sugar, it hits all the belgian notes you’d expect a triple to hit. The taste was a bit of a letdown to me. Very alcoholic, it tastes like it was taken out of the fermenter too early and could use another 6 months or a year settling out. It’s a little too abrasive and has some off-tastes from the yeast. Banana, cloves, alcohol, cherries, and cough syrup. I wouldn’t rush out to get another bottle.
wlajwl (4062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is spices, citrus and a hint of heat/alcohol. The flavor is spices, malts, citrus/fruit and a tangy/alcoholic finish.
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber poured into a big wine glass, served at 50 degrees F. Aroma of caramel malt, grape nuts cereal, bread, Swiss cheese, honey, and nuts. Golden orange color with a slight white head that is quickly gone, no lacing. Tastes kind of generic, like a very malty Belgian clone that just doesn’t quite get there. Lots of caramel, wheat, and bread, not much else. Has a slight tartness in the finish, which is nice. This is a decent triple but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it. Medium to full body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and sweet/tart finish. Very grainy, caramel, and run of the mill.
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from tap at Hoppy Loft Brussels, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: fruity, hoppy, fresh, sweet.
TASTE: very sweet, caramel, syruppy, bad.
puboflyons (2229) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is orange-copper-amber with a short-lived white head. The aroma is pleasing with its Belgian sugars, toasted malts, and low hop character. Light to medium body. The taste begins nice with plenty of toasted malt and vague spice character but there is a difficult to define medicinal after taste that kind of brings it all down.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t know why this beer gets low ratings. Very smooth, and well rounded. Not too sweet, buttery, with just enough banana and sourness in the taste. Yeast and bread in the smell. Very unappreciated beer.
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with low head. Aroma is honey, little spicy, background of black peppers and a lot of the yeasty character. Taste has candy sweetness upfront with low spicy bitterness. Alcohol in the aftertaste. Body is full, medium carbonation.