Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Strong spicy nose with bold pineapple and other fruits. The first thing I notice in the body is its harsh alcohol bite, followed by the cloying, sticky, sweet, musty fruits. Cloves are also prominent. The overall effect is a not-so-pleasant tonic of sorts. A surprising drainpour from Arbor Brewing.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a cloudy golden/amber color with little to no head. Aroma is fruity with orange and lemon coming out first, big spice presence too with clove coming out, and a nice malt texture as well. Flavor is nicely sweet like candy with the fruitiness and spices coming through in the taste as well. Palate is lightly sticky with a lingering spice note that is quite enjoyable. Overall, pretty damn good stuff in my personal opinion. I would buy this again.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours a hazy light golden color with a dent size white head. Aroma of wheat, bananas and cirtus. Taste is semi sweet that resembles a wheat beer. Has a smoothh dry finish. Nice easy to drink brew that has a crisp clean flavor.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Aroma of bubblegum and sweet yeasty bread. Pours clear yellow with a small ring head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and sweet. While this was a tasty brew, it didnít strike me as anything special.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale yellow and though sweet and sour, tasted aged and was sensational on palate. Fermented like carbonation. Too bad I could not walk away with a bottle. The Belgians was the surprise hit here, and this was the clear winner
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub.Some sweet malt and yeast in the aroma.Pours a hazy gold with a white head.Sweet flavor along with some yeast as well.Medium body with more of a sweet finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub: Golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is mostly yeast and spice. Flavor, yeasty more spice and a bit of sweetness. Didnít notice the alcohol.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at the Fort Wayne tasting - Pours light amber with a very thin head. Thereís a light, sweet, yeasty aroma. The flavor is sweet and bready. This tripel is medium bodied and easy to drink. The 10% abv is buried. Itís uncomplicated, but not bad.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at abc; Golden hazy blonde, great aroma of banana and clove, lavender and a hint of peach. Medium mouthfeel, smooth from start to finish. I have to say some extra carbination was present, although it did not interfere with the palate too much. A great brew.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sugary, malty, doughy, citrus-lemon aroma with some light higher alcohols. Opaque yellow straw coloured body is topped by decent white head that recedes to ring. Lemon-citrus cookie dough flavours with some mild phenols. Explosive carbonation offsets the heavy palate. Although itís certainly not to style, Iím certain that it is very enjoyable to imbibe. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.