DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Cloudy straw yellow with a medium, thick, persistent white head. Nose of sourdough and a touch of lemons. Starts off as a nice, smooth wheat beer with only a faint Belgian yeast appearance. Then...POW, this thing finishes with a whollop. Black pepper, ginger, lemon peel, and alcohol. Weird, but I like it pretty well.
BucannonXC5 (855) - 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 (3190) - 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 (5552) - 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. - Broudyís 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 (25) - 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 Iíve ever had.. Border like to much lacks impact but still impressive. Hides the alcohol well.. Nice brew
BMMillsy (1370) - 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 (2250) - 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 (1987) - 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 (305) - 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 (5840) - 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 (4737) - 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.