TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let it burn! This Tripel has a solid amount of alcohol and you feel every bit of it. It like a giant glass of malted pineapple. It’s good heavy beer made for sipping.
czar (4919) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours unclear bright golden with a nice white cap showing offering some retention and shy lacing patterns. sweet honey and belgian yeast upfront, doughy sweet honeyed malts, very spicy - pepper, but also cloves, nutmeg and other indian spices, boozy and hot, some fruitiness - relatively linear though - white grape juice perhaps, some woodsy notes - vanilla is fairly present, grass. lively to average carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; semi-sweet and herbal-grassy-spicy lightly astringent finish. decent interpretation.
beardybeachbum (1) - Fort Pierce, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m a big fan of belgian style ales. This has a good aroma to start. The color has a nice darker hazy look with a good amount of vizable carbonation. The taste is malty with a good amount of spice and a bit of sweetess that makes this a good beer to sip. The finish is slightly tart but it makes this beer very drinkable since you keep going back for more. I love to drink this with a hearty beef stew. Caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, woody, raisin
blackflag321 (537) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft with a meal. Tangy, sweet and sour, balanced with spice. Confused my palate a bit, but not bad.
Mittenator (1478) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at soup spoon. Slightly hazy light gold pour with almost no head. Sour banana and a hint of bread aromas. Banana, clove and sugar. A little bit dry
superspak (2992) - 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 (3145) - Clevelandish, 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 (3498) - 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 (9327) - 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 (9605) - 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.