BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my big ole Tripel Karmeliet glass (a fine choice by me): Pours a hazed golden hue with a lasting frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma comes off with some classic vapours of bubblegum, toffee, light candi sugar, and massive yeast esters. Yet there is a nice grassy and herbal hop component here too along with some peppery notes. The banana nose seems to make it more a hybrid between a Tripel and a Weizenbock. The taste is sweet as expected with a mild hop background, some spice and some noticeable alcohol. Yep, it is a Belgian Triple and tastes like a solid traditional one at that. The mouth feel is smooth and oily but I still think this a touch thinner than it should be. Overall, this is a solid brew true to the genre and worth a try. World class... nope but geek worthy... yes. Haters move along (you know who ur) and do not bother me.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow with decent, creamy, white head / Rich, elegant nose of banana, soap, citrus, and hay / Full body, creamy and sweet, but resinous and with good hopping and nice, bitter finish / Flavors of banana, pear, passion fruit, orange, coriander, hay, clove, and oak / A beauty.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bit thin... lacking much of a head and no real lacing, a slight suggestion of alcohol legs but that’s about it. A smidgen of beading.
Nose is nice and clean. Banana, clove, mango, syrupy fruit. Some nice yeast presence as well.
Bready, peppery yeast, more banana, and a strange alcohol character that I wouldn’t expect from the ABV. The taste unfortunately suffers from the lack of body.
Overall, worth trying but not much else. I’d love to try this one on tap sometime.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to fight like hell to get any head on this brew. Thin white head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Frutiy aroma with some pears and lemons, yeast and hay. Color is a slightly hazy bright golden orange. Wow, delicious malts and fruit in the flavor reminiscent of some of the great belgian tripels. Lively mouthfeel from the effervescence with more pears, sweet malts, lemon grass and some creamed corn. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes grainy with a lingering herbal hops bitterness. A very good and very enjoyable belgian tripel.
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with one finger head with small lacing. Sweet and slightly tart flavor with medium finish. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.long subtle finish
JPDurden24 (1456) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow orange pour with some haziness. Aroma is a musty, bready with a little bit of citrus. Some alcohol flavor and spices with a peppery finish. Enjoyable.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Lightly hazy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Fruity, pears, apples, and spices. Tastes of the same fruitiness, spices, caramel, and yeast. Some alcohol in the finish. On the sweeter side.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22, capped and foiled. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a scant loose white film atop. Mild green apple nose showing dust and hay. Fizzy medium body. Toast, caramel, green apples, dust, and hay on the mid palate. Mildly acidic finish. Not too bad.
rougeau13 (1827) - Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma of bread, must, citrus, and funky yeast. Taste is bready and yeasty with some fruit and a mild bitterness. Medium bodied and dry. Decent tripel.
freeofthoughts (623) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Tap pours hazy pale yellow with lacy white head. Mild aroma of grainy must and fruit. The taste is kind of simple and traditional, very yeast driven indeed but with a healthy depth of grain and hops. A lot of fruits, banana, nectarine, some musty lemony sweet character. Very good lightly herbal and scarcely dry hay like hop, a bit of a green grass and musty hay with the carbonation bringing out a small amount of balancing sweetness. There is a mostly wheat centric spice from the grain giving a nice warming touch while the alcohol is mostly mute. Solid tripel showing some roots from Avery.