Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Body-hazy gold with a foamy white head. Taste-clean, fuel, cotton, sharp, light perfume, dry apple, pear, lychee.
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20081030 750ml bottle Hazy golden with lasting, small, sticky, white head. Yeasty aromas are a bit phenolic, sweet candy, circus peanut, coconut. Flavor has hints of butterscotch (not diacetyl-like), grassy, golden raisin, biting spice on finish from earthy hops. Hefty body and lingering flavor. These Italian beers are too expensive.
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Decanter, Milan
The color is light amber, too cloudy, but with thin perlage, creamy head and nice lace. It has a good aroma of Belgian yeast in the front, followed by traces of sugar. It has a good body strength, smooth malt flavor, light residual sweetness, spicy (the character of the yeast); unfortunately there are also some vegetable traces from the fermentation or maturation process, getting more evident at the end. The final is reasonably bitter and shows some of the alcohol content. Unrefined.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 21, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
750ml - Poured a slightly cloudy darkish amber in color with a small white head that quickly faded to a thin rim around the beer. Aroma was more than slightly skunky (disappointing!), slightly malty and sweet. Flavor was also quite skunky and disappointing (considering what I paid for this crap). SKUNK is to much to be ignored...it is the dominant characteristic of the beer... yuck! Quite bad...
jrt (62) - USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really nice beer. Don’t know if it’s a triple. For sure, I would say that it’s a unique, addictive golden ale that defines the difference between complex and complicated. Basically, it all comes down to balance. There’s quite a few distinct flavors, yet there’s no sense of overcrowding the tongue. I get a quick blast of ephemeral spice, toasty malts, sharp cheddar cheese (!), grass, and a bit of sour fruit. All that’s well and good, but it’s important to note that it’s the overall balance and the nice, watery space between flavors that distinguishes this beer from the vast majority of big golden 750’s. Try it.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of argo0. Very cloudy pale body with a medium white head. Hoppy nose with cotton candy, some honey and golden fruits. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with golden raisins, caramel, cotton candy, honey and bandaid. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation, slightly medicinal finish.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Medium white head atop hazy, flecked straw body. Aroma is grassy/straw, some skunk, light apricot. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some honey, light skunk. Medium body, some stickiness.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a hazy, bold golden color; white head with medium-bubbled lacing. Lots of honey, yeastiness, and esters in the aroma; singular, honey-laden nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: honey, toasty malts, white pepper and soft spicing; an odd, messy tripel with a solid honey core; reasonably tasty stuff, but singular overall. Medium finish: honey, toasty and sugary malts.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Appearence is a near perfect light golden with a full head. Aromas hint of flowers, spice, polish and light fruits. Flavor hints of fruits and polish. A fairly good ale.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample Bottle 650ml
Appearance: Slightly hazed golden brew with minimal fizz
Nose : Citric , lemon grass ,anise , and candy sugar
Flavor/Palate : Soft , warm , full bodied ale. Short carbonation with sweet malt and golden barley. Smooth , cleanly brewed ale. Neat grainy finish. F-7+ 14-/20