bp (855) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a thin head, I agree with others when they say there is little aroma from this beer, slightly spicy aftertaste, hides the alcohol well but overall a very average brew
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A weak example of the tripel style. Sorry, folks, donít bother investing money on this one if you want anything that resembles a tripel. Pour was dark in color (brownish, thought I had poured the dubel) and completely lacking any head or lacing. Boooo! The aroma was like a weak belgian strong ale, some oak, not much else to say. The flavor was similar with some pears?, although the alcohol hid fairly well. Mouthfeel was very very thin for the style. Not a bad beer, not a great example of the style.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had vertually no head.No action in beer.Color was an orange amber.Not much aroma.Taste was medium heavy bodied.I would really like a bit of bubble action.This beer seems to have completely fermented,hence the 10 % alcohol.tatse was a bit bitter and sour.Somewhat strong unique taste .Canít quite put a finger on it.Almost seems like a wine.It a good beer,but I will try their other ones.The commercial deScription says a priestess,but I see a dude on the bottle.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Draught at 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh, NC. Clear copper color. The fact that there was no head was a bit disappointing. Really, none. Pleasing alcohol and ester aroma and flavor with a spicy finish. Definite clove note that lingers. Slick and vinous. Tasty beer, but not all that pleasing to the eye.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UnderRated bomber. Golden, orange belgian... while brushed off as average trip. w/ the spices and all.... how about Amerian drinkability, goddamnit! Whatever, good beer. Enjoyable, get more. Half-drunk thou?....
twindadplus2 (650) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Again with the fake wax ?! Itís clever until someone loses an eye trying to carve their way to the cap!
Anyway...Poured a clear copper orange with a depressingly small but firm, white head. Aroma is fruity with bananas and citrus plus spicy belgian yeast. Flavors of sweet fruity malt and a bit of belgian spiciness but not as much as I expected. Dry, sticky finish. Palate feels a bit heavy probably due to the low carbonation. Still very smooth and an excellent drink, just doesnít have the complexity of the best.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange\golden with a decent sized white head. Aroma of belgian style spices, citrus, fruit, and musty yeast. Flavor is sweet, smooth, carbonated, citrus, fruity. Not bad, but i have had better tripels.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 29, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I cannot for the life of me understand why American micros brew Belgian Ales and leave out the most important step. Again, another without bottle refermentation. This beer was headless, and like any headless date it was not as interesting as it shoud have been. No head retention, thick, clunky body. This tasted like almost no candi sugar at all, is this an all malt tripel??? Completely devoid of the estery snappiness that comes from natural yeasty carbonation. Huge malt fruit flavors, but without the hops to balance. It also lacked the CO2 needed to balance out the sugary thick body that seems to have itís roots in un-intergrated alcohol levels that would probably be better served at least two percent below the wopping 10 %, Anderson Valley is one of the rare breeds that brews a portfolio that I love and recommend to everyone. They are usually an underated brewery. I love the Dubbel they produce and maybe my expectations were a little high, but then again maybe the price for the bottle was a little high.
Brew102 (13) - USA - APR 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I swear this beer is getting a lighter rating because it lacks a yeast layer at the bottom. Despite that, it drinks like a classic Belgium Trippel with a sweet, yeasty Belgius taste that masks an American beer. If thatís your style (as is mine) this beer is above-serviceable alternative to the Belgiums, and a top-notch beer on its own.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Deep yellow-orange with a medium sized white head. Banana, bubblegum, clove, pineapple yeast ester in the aroma, with caramel and some alcohol. Heavy fruit ester flavor component, muted maltiness. Oily, fusel alcohols dominate later. Some spiciness in the finish, with tinges of alcohol heat and bubblegum. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, somewhat hot.