superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a small fairly dense white head with ok retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big banana, pear, clove, apple, pepper, bubblegum, earth, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength, complexity, and balance. Taste of apple, pear, banana, clove, bread, pepper, honey, earth, candi sugar, caramel, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, bread, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; minimal cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Tripel. Good flavor complexity and balance; and quite smooth to sip on. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
A bottle of unknown origin I thought I’d give this a shot as the temperatures began to climb. A decent tripel I am not sure that Arbor Brewing is very high on my short term radar. Having visited once and sampled a couple of their releases they simply don’t appeal to my palate.
Aroma / Appearance - The bubbly white head grows way too quickly. A cloudy body is the color of dull copper. Caramel, cotton candy, and yeast are fine. The chewy syrupy texture however is not. Subtract that and you have a better experience.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, granny smith apples, and caramel provide a texture like apple cider spiked with a bit of alcohol. Dry, warm, and filling, the mouthfeel is substantial yet somehow lacking. This isn’t a terrible tripel but one that feels as if it could be something more.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light amber, minimal head. doesn’t look like a tripel, but the taste is right on. lots of sweet caramel and fruit. slight hops. booze hidden well.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brew Pub. Poured a cloudy gold color with a small sized white head. Yeast, some fruitiness, citrus, and spices. Dry finish. Alcohol content well hidden.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Arbor. Cloudy, yellow appearance with a white head. Slightly tart, lemon-orange citrusy, belgian yeasty nose. Slightly tangy, lemon citrusy, light yeasty, light barnyard flavor.
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. A vigorous pour elicits only a small head on this hazy golden amber beer. Aroma is spicy, cloves, banana, a little floral aroma. Flavor is spicy again with cloves, bread, herbal and floral flavors, and a kind of cotton candy note. A little thin, but not bad.
BigBeer45 (1429) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Tripel has a hazy orange pour with light brown and gold colors at the edges of he glass, I did not get a head even though I poured the bottle fast into the glass, I got a small cover of white bubbles in the center of the glass and very fine ring at the edges, swirling the glass made a temporary thin cover that lasted a moment before going away, a harder swirl makes a thicker cover, carbonation appears to be light in this beer, I see small trails of tiny bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass but for the most part, it is hard to see through the glass because of the haze, there were a few spots of lacing on the glass as I drank, I found a thin layer of light colored sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
this beer had light fruit aromas of pear, orange and faint lemon, alcohol esters, and there is mild floral scents in the background,
the flavors consisted of light citrus fruit, pear, has a light pepper and spice flavor along with alcohol ester, a light fruit sweetness,
and the finish was pretty dry with citrus fruit sour and some alcohol dryness on the palate, and a light grain flavor in the background,
mouth feel is ok, not flat but a little under carbonated, and had a little creamy feel on the tongue, but it is a little thicker on the palate than what I would expect, I think more carbonation would help, more carbonation would help the mouth feel and the aromas and flavors,
the alcohol is hidden pretty well, an ok Tripel beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub last December. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a slightly darkened golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is of pear, clove, apple, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. Taste brings a bit more booz along with some moderate spicing and general fruitiness. Feel is medium with good carbonation and some warmth. Drinks fairly well and was a pretty good brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-12-2010
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy chicken soup yellow with a thin white dissipating head. Aroma of bready maly, yeast, light fruit and alcohol. Taste of fruit, alcohol, yeast and malt. Finishes up dry and metallic.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Arbor. Poured clear reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate yeast, sweet malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.