Madirish76 (40) - Whittier, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel aged version at Bottle Room...aroma had mild pear fruity notes to it. Cloudy light amber color. Fruity inital flavor with pear notes. Soft carbonation and clean mouthfeel. Minimal barrel notes though...could be aged longer in the barrel.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. malt and spice aroma. Summer fruit and spice flavor with yeast and a light graininess. Medium bodied. Summer fruit and grain lingers with yeast.
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Rogue cereals, orange juice and bready yeast collide in this disgruntled Tripel, ending in an unclean leafy, spicy hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A great head of foam laces atop the murky, opaque orange.
-The cereal flavours and aroma were raw and similar to those gotten right after a mash...
-This is far from being an authentic Belgian-style Tripel.
-The finish, like all 3 brewpub “specials” I had that day, had a dirty mop/dusty cleaning fluid touch which was very unpleasant.
-Alcohol heat latches on the hoppy bitterness.
On tap at the brewpub.