HourGlass13 (235) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a hazy gold color, with little head. Aroma is some what sour with hints of fruit and spice, bread and booze. Taste is crisp and a hint of apple with a slight bitterness. You can taste the alcohol in this one. Somewhat refreshing, but a heavy hard hitter.
Fashawn (380) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Splendido esempio di tripel belga, altamente sui generis ed incredibilmente buona al mio palato. Credo non sia nemmeno troppo fresca, ed avrà viaggiato tanto e male. Si presenta giallo ocra, con una schiuma saponosa che scompare velocemente. Al naso lievito, agrumi e un po’ di resina, data dal luppolo. Lippolatura atipica, che rende unica questa tripel molto amara per il genere, visto il finale secco e fermo dato dalla poca carbonatazione e dal ritorno del luppolo. Avverto il pane ed il pompelmo, oltre che qualcosa di resinoso anche in bocca. La chiusura è veramente ideale. Birra abboccata, tra le mie preferite fin qui.
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2014
Poured a golden, straw, semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. No bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass initially, but then came up after a few sips. Sporadic spots of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.77)
Smelled banana, cloves, sugary Belgian spices, kiwi, green grapes, faint all-spice, honeycomb and light cinnamon. Nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.09)
Tasted real close to the nose, but better in all aspects. Very nice. The sugary sweet Belgian spices dominated here. Also cloves, banana, green grapes, kiwi, caramel, all-spice and sugary honey notes. (Taste - 4.25)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, astringent finish. (Feel - 4.15)
This was a very good Tripel. I wish I had a 6-pack. (Overall - 4.15)
4.16 93 A-
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft. Straight gold pour with a thin white head. Sweet nose with hint of yeast, banana liquor, and spices. Downright sweet on the tongue at first with straight forward Belgian yeast notes, banana, and a light spice. Clean finish. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Not complex but decent.
PorterPounder (6062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
St. Augustine, Fl. - Broudy’s Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz can. Slightly hazy medium golden pour, very light head. Aroma of bubble gum, scuppernong grapes and a hint of yeast. Flavor is decent with some light cloves, a hint of bubble gum, some Belgian candii sugar notes. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. Overall, decent.
Astrozombie (40) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth as hell. The most balanced beer I’ve ever had.. Border like to much lacks impact but still impressive. Hides the alcohol well.. Nice brew
BMMillsy (1659) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from tipples. Definitely my first canned tripel. Pours clear golden colored with a creamy half finger head on top. Dusty funky aroma, some light banana esters, yeasties, dry. Flavor is sweet banana esters, some pears, maybe a hint of spice, honey, and light yeast funk lingering on the palate. The 9.2% shows on this, with low plus carbonation. Was not expecting that until I took a sip as the nose is very much traditional dry dusty Belgian tripel, but the taste is very much like other overly sweet American attempts at the Tripel. Not bad but a little heavier than I want in this style.
suprchunk (2532) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale honey colored pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Malt and yeast nose. Taste is banana and clove with yeast.
jcartamdg (2358) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana esters, honey and malt. Taste is very sweet, banana esters, Belgian yeast. This is way too sweet.
oliodnb (494) - ITALY - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can. Pours golden with a low white head that disappears almost immediately. Smells of sweet malts and caramel with a metallic and slightly unpleasant note, maybe along with some hops and yeast. Taste is strong malts, very sweet, very light final bitterness.