dbarnold (1079) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours super cloudy yellow with white head. Nose of light fruit, dry, pretty hoppy for a tripel. Same continues in to the palate but it’s lighter than most tripels...lower abv than most as well. Finish is dry and slightly acidic. I greatly enjoyed this, lots of flavour and easy to drink.
Errl (611) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is golden yellow with white head..Nose is fruits, banana, yeast, pepper, mint..Taste is banana, spice, fruits, yeast, sweetness, fresh mint and herbs..
SDalkoholic (1812) - Chula Vista, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a vibrant glowing yellow liquid that had white tint as it looked similar to a wit style and as far as the head, there wasn’t much development except an o-ring around the circumference of the pint glass. Aroma is mild with grassy hay like scent of grained barley malts but with just the right touch of Belgian Abbey tripel yeast that intrigues my interest in how it will taste. There is very subtle and almost bland except a minor spicy yeast flavor and a heavy presence of wheat. This is a pleasant and easily quaffable beer on a warm summer night but considering the fact that this was a one time only anniversary recipe it won’t be a memorable beer like those other few recipes Avery created to celebrate other years.
jackl (2832) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s hazy gold with a small head. The nose is peaches, apples, molding forest fruits. Earthy yeast. The taste is very sweet peach syrup. Some pears. Chewy malts. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, OK.
keanex (830) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled April 2012.
Appearance: The body is a beautiful amber hue with sediment in the semi-clear body. The head is short with rather poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma is clean and enticing with hints of banana, subtle spices and a touch of pear.
Taste: The intro is fruity right away reminding me of either an apple or a pear, quickly the flavor becomes chalky with light banana and slight spices. The finish becomes dry and a bit watery. There’s some off-flavors in here that remind me of water with a slight chemically flavor. Not digging this.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Overall: There’s something off here, it reminds me of poor quality tap water. Not interested in this.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, thanks to Ken. It pours cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is candy, spice, earth, hay, icing sugar, apricot and peach. The taste is bitter-sweet, orange, apricot, peach, spice, earth, pear drops, melon and sherbet with dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Hides abv pretty well. Ok, but nothing special.
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Opaque orange in appearance with a thin white head. Malty and slightly herbal nose with banana, honey and tropical fruit notes. Malty and peppery flavor with a banana and mango finish.
DiarmaidBHK (2396) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours golden with an inch of,white foam. Big fruit and yeast notes on the nose. The yeast on the tongue is balanced with a nice hop finish which adds a touch of dryness. Very nice
MadRobin (1063) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for (oops, longer than intended) 8 months.
Clear, yellow gold with a 3-finger off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of banana, grain, spice, yeast, light citrus and pineapple.
Taste of grain, light citrus, tropical fruit, spice, yeast and mildly bitter earthy pine.
Medium body and medium body and with a soft, pleasant mouthfeel.
The unintentionally long cellaring certainly did no harm to this fine American example of a Belgian-style tripel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
seymour (1138) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on tap in a fluted tulip at Three Kings, thanks Brett! It poured a slightly hazy golden colour with thick, creamy, long lasting white foam and lace. Grainy, reminiscent of crackers and freshly baked French bread, tart and fruity, faint noble hops balance, with strong Belgian yeast notes: fruity, spicy, peppery. Despite the light colour, there were nonetheless subtle and complex malty and caramelly notes. I swear even hints of Brett, reminiscent of Goose Island Matilda or a well-aged Orval. Tart and slightly barn-yardy. Light body, strong carbonation, dry finish, highly "digestive." Really delicious.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, dry with prickly carbonation. Sweetish malt, vague touch of honey. Typical tripel spice. Light ripe fruits in the background. Dry finish. Okay.