dchmela (2633) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the can. Pale clear pour with light white head. Bready, floral hop aroma. Taste is smooth clean malt, slightly sweet with spicy pepper and biscuit notes. Tasty.
GTAEgeek (1201) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can, thanks to Carlson. Pours light gold, with a medium, off-white head. The aroma is bubblegum, straw, biscuit dough, and bananas. Very sweet aroma, with a nice touch of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, chewy, creamy, with a smooth, easy aftertaste. This is a nice attempt at a Tripel, with a lot of yeasty notes, but it is much too sweet, and has practically no hop bitterness or dryness. If it werenít for the style expectations, this could be a pretty nice, yeasty, high gravity cream ale, but it is not a Tripel.
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I received this in a trade.
This is reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow/orange color with a nice one finger white foamy head that died at a moderate pace and ends up leaving rarely any lacing.
The smell had a large amount of coriander spices and leading into a decent amount of Belgian spices that end up allocating itself into a nice Belgian sweetness from some candied fruits.
The taste was nice and sweet and spicy with the previously mentioned flavors entering in and leading to a spicy sweet aftertaste and a quick dry spicy sweet finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium and gave a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed just right for the style and for me.
Overall, darn glad I found these notes as this was memorable enough to say something on. Good Tripel worthy of having again.
Beerathon (1141) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow with thin head. Banana, clove, candied sugar, and Belgian yeast in the the flavor and aroma. Pretty solid.
NachlamSie (2752) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared with friends. Pours cloudy golden with a tall white head. The aroma is a little rough around the edges with very heavy banana esters and sugar with notes of blunt grains. The palate is heavy and a little sticky. Like many American brewersí interpretations of Belgian beers, Aviatorís Tripel just pounds my palate with esters and a sticky, sugary palate. Lots and lots of candy banana is in the flavor with heavy handed clove notes. I have had worse tripels though. The finish brings out vegetal suggestions. I want a tripel to be more nuanced, balanced and dry. This is like a bull in china shop. Itís a good beer for some, perhaps not so much for some others.
daniele (5345) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden medium head estery note fruity banana candy sugar hint of sweetness medium dry hint alchohl herbal bittrerness
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like a tripel with light bretta and it works very well. Potentially the best Iíve had at the festival. Lightly sour and awesome, comes together well. Finishes with some tang but manages to keep the coriander and clove in good proportion. I hope they meant to make it like this, haha. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Finishes tangy and lightly sour. On tap at DC Beer Festival.
Koelschtrinker (10480) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
SŁŖlicher Antrunk, etwas herb. Hefig, minimal zuckrig. Wenig alkoholisch, fruchtiger werdend, zum Ende trockener. OK. 11/9/9/9/9/9
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blind tasting @ home. Pours a pretty clear dark yellow appearance with an off white head. A lot of banana and bubblegum in the aroma. Slightly light bodied. Moderately sweet and spicy. Low bitterness. A lot of apple, banana, and pear notes in the flavor. Ok but a little one dimensional.
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can, thanks to Scott L. Mildly hazy golden color. Good bigger thicker foamy white head. Leaves some pretty decent reaches of lace. Uhh.. The aroma on this tripel is a little off. Has a sort of predominantly musty taste. Kind of funky. Way less nice fruity characteristics than I expect from a tripel. Belgian yeast, in a odd, funky, bad way. Just a lot of straight up "yeast" flavor, yeast that doesnít really mimic anything positive. Some musty old hop flavor, too, kind of distinct. Maybe thatís whatís so off about this? Maybe itís an old can? Who knows, there is no date printed on it. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, lightly cloying. Some light sugariness. Light bit of spiciness. Interesting stuff, but not a very good or enjoyable tripel at all. Tolerable, though, and interesting, yeah. Alcohol isnít too noticable either aside from the sweetness and bigger body. Lighter carbonation, kind of slick.