Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap: Light amber transparent with no head. Strong apple/fruit aroma up front. Sweet malt and apple cider/sugar taste to it with hints of banana. Slight bite at end with banana aftertaste. I drank three more after the sampler.
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap: Aroma contains a lot of apple. Transparent gold with and orange tint. No head. Flavor has a sort of barley wine taste to it, but more sweet. Apple, cinnamon, banana bread, caramel, and raison. Slight tartness in the finish, Syruppy mouthfeel. Light bitterness in the finish. Well done.
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.
tiggmtl (4545) - 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 it’s certainly not to style, I’m certain that it is very enjoyable to imbibe. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chalky, powdery, fresh perm-like nose. Quite odd really, possessing a sweet & doughy maltiness, spicy hops and a hint of wheat.
Dry, light, sugared flavor, somewhat metallic, with hints of titanium, orange, coriander and phenols. On the finish, candy sugar comes through along with well pronounced spicy hops. Yummy.
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".
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.
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.
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
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A straw yellow robe purports a savvy and creamy haystack. There seems to be a beginning of DMS, but it is actually contributing in this authentically Wallonian attraction.
Lemony meringue melts into a creamy, bitter finale. Huge effervescence aptly imitates the most Wallonian brewers. Not a stylistically-correct Tripel, but who cares when you are having so much fun?
Veracity breeds proficiently in the Michigan brewing scene, it seems.