RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale golden color with a moderate white head. The aroma delivers on yeast qualities with similarities to banana and lemon but delivered in a funkier way, like mushrooms or sourdough bread. There’s also hay, grass, champagne and a gentle creamy sweetness. Flavor follows suit with a grassy and slightly doughy, bread crust malt entry followed by some of the fruit and dry, mushroomy yeast funk. Every now and then, I taste citrus. Finishes pretty dry with yeast flavors and earthy, grassy hops and a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy and the carbonation is medium-high; there’s a creaminess to it, but you can tell it’s not a tripel from Belgium. Good beer, about as traditional I think as Avery is capable of, and the flavor comes very close, but the texture can still be tweaked.
Mora2000 (4111) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is classic tripel, with some nice citrus and wheat notes. There is also some sweetness from the candy sugar and some spice from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is very similar, with a lot of orange and lemon notes, as well as a lot of pepper and yeast. The beer is fairly dry and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice American-made tripel and another good anniversary beer from Avery.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and barnyard yeast, cookie and biscuit malt with earthy hops and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is barnyard yeast, tropical fruity esters with light hops and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
danrcook (21) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep color, lacked a long lasting head. Fruity aromas with a slightly less sweet taste than your typical Belgian.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber and draft from Craft Ale House. Pours turbid morning urine yellow with minimal white head that fizzes and goes away quickly. Nose is rock sugary yeasty malt, hopcitrus, spice, lime. Tastes yeasty, bready malty, with an overall dryness, some fruit, spices, florals, and a high level of complexity.
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at iTap-Soulard, served in a chalice. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, dried apricots, candi sugar, floral hops, cookies, and sweet bread. Flavor of floral hops, candi sugar, bready and caramel malts, mixed fruits, and yellow cake. A little straw and earthiness could fool me into thinking this was a big saison. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice tripel.
nsquishee (516) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana, clove, lemon, coriander, and prune flavors. Blond-yellow color with a bit of cloudiness. A tad astringent on the finish.
SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled 4/12. pours a hazy gold with a lifeless appearance and no head. nice fruity bouquet with banana, pineapple, and floral hops. dry palate with a light to medium body. not much residual sweetness. banana notes with fruity yeast.
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, cloudy golden yellow, some tight foam , lots of creamy banana and peach aromas, Flavors of lucky charms marshmallows, cream of wheat , bananas and bitter honey dew rind
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a large and fizzy, rocky white head with a hazed yellow, particle filled body beneath. Aromas are estery, isoamyl acetate, alcohol, grainy, grassy, cardamom, peppery, spicy phenolics. Light pear esters. Flavors are bready and grainy with mild esters and stronger phenols. Alcohol. Somewhat strong bitterness in the finish. A touch of salinity. Lively bubbles, dry, medium bodied, warming.