BMMillsy (1787) - 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 (2740) - 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 (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 (597) - 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.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Clear golden color with white head. Nice spicy yeast, dusty pale malt, candi sugar, light booze aromas. Medium body with soft carbonation. Big bready, dusty cracker malt base brew with some spicy, earthy flavors, and a candi sugar sweetness____nice spicy bitter alcohol twang to finish---good.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super hazy orange and cloudy amber coloured body with a thin, fast dying tan head. Aroma of honey, coriander seed, wheat, yeast, bread, curacao and a lot of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Large wheat and yeast presence at first with a strong curacao and orange flavour as well, with a lot of alcohol coming through in the taste near the end. Aftertaste shows a subdued bread and grain flavour with a lot of honey and peach tastes, but the alcohol and curacao notes are the strongest. Overall, a decent tripel with perhaps too much alcohol and/or wheat notes. Nice to try and having a tripel in a can is actually a pretty neat thing. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom), DC on 13-January-2014 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-July-2014.
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to Nathan. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong clove, banana, yeast, and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with sweet banana, clove, citrus and light dry finish. Decent.
Bacterial (2451) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow pour with almost zero head. Fruity nose . Nice phenolic and Belgian spices in the taste. Dangerously drinkable for 9%.
dchmela (2887) - 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 (1584) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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 weren’t for the style expectations, this could be a pretty nice, yeasty, high gravity cream ale, but it is not a Tripel.