Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy yellowish brown with lots of sediment. The head is small and white (even after a vigorous pour) and quickly diminishes to a thin collar.
The aroma is very subdued - bready grains and some bananas and cloves.
The flavor is sweet malts, a little banana and clove, and a pretty harsh alcoholic bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full and slightly syrupy with almost no carbonation.
Overall, not that great of a tripel - it’s under-carbonated and pretty subdued other than the alcohol.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at daze of the devil. Golden orange pour with fruit and cane in the nose. Good spiced hop character. 10abv well hidden.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent taste, it taste more like a whit should. Great malt with a balance of hops. Fulfills traditional expectations of a tripel yet brings a modern hue of spice. A great conversation piece.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appeared a medium/dark-orange in the glass with minimal head.
It smelled stongly of citrus fruit and slight hops.
It tasted fruity/whiney with little bite.
It was definitely a smooth drink, which is probably why the menu says "limit 3".
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Thanks Metzger. Pours a golden color with big white frothy head. Hefe clove & banana aromas. Starts of with banana & clove hefe features then hits you with the Belgian yeasty & earthiness. Somewhat swet also. Decent
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at HDG Daze of the Devil. Pale golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is quite nice and spicy. Apricot and light orange peel. A bit of clove and light banana with a soft sweetness, light honeyish character but the beer is generally quite dry and drinkable. Pepper and lightly alcoholic
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft; poured a gold color. Aroma of banana, yeast and spices. Flavor was pretty dry to me. Pretty ordinary for the style.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours golden, pilsner-like..aroma of spice, clove, and banana..flavor is of banana bread. honey, and heavy (almost cloyingly heavy) sugar...touches of rubber cement as well..sticky, unpleasant palate..
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 oz. tulip in the taproom. Visually, resembled a lager. Always hard for me to find aromas in the bars. Hopefully the smoking ban goes into effect soon. It would be a stretch to say some aging would tame the alcohol and bring out the flavors, but I honestly don’t think there was enough going on to save it. I would only choose it again if my options were limited or I wanted a fast buzz. This brewer needs to work in some complexity if he is to save the Phat Abbots.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold. Sweet banana, lemon and kool-aid orange smell (yes, kool-aid). Flavor is sweet overall with a heavy candy sugar presence and some lighter lemon/banana yeast notes. Average.