sblakey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Big Alís in West Seattle. Very little hop aroma, nice Belgian yeasty flavor.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big al brewing company--Seattle, WA--big al tripel 8.90% ABV. 15 IBUís? Mild lace white head. Cloudy bright orange color. Rich malty Belgian fruit ester mild hop front. Sweet smooth rich malty Belgian body. Clean mildly hoppy EtOH hint end. Rich smooth malty tripel. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest 9/25/2010.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Big Alís West Seattle. Pours out golden topped with a small head. Aroma is very complex a surprise to me. Sweet pit fruit, spice, belg yeast, and bread dough. Taste much as the aroma with good sweetness, spice, and yeast. A pretty good triple.
Loineshawn (3005) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap. pours a clear dark golden with some nice lace. notes of candied sugar- quitesweet. admit iím not a huge fan of this style, especially from america. a healthy dose of melons, honey dew, and light booze to round things out. okay, not my favorite.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright gold, strong thick white head. Juicy honeydew melon aroma. Nice and smooth candied sweetness up front, leads to a balanced peppery midpalate. There the candied sugar catches up and finishes a touch sweet. Somewhat light in body, very easy to drink for what I believe is 9%.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 3/30/09 On draft at the brewery. Aroma is phenol forward, with light plastics and pepper, very genuine. Appearance is light gold with a slight haze and well maintained white head. Flavor is peppery candy sweetness forward, but not overly sweet, with a faint earthy background from moderate but evident hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight citrus tang and a medium carb texture. Overall, very well balanced, but with the complexity to satisfy the purists.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed body with a Brussels laced head. Estery nose with some uric and yeastiness and Belgian funk. So-so yeast-alchol fused body with a yeasty wine tinge. Pretty middling.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft@ Brouwers Cafe. Clear amber with a white head. Yeasty, spicy, light pit fruit aromas. Smooth medium body. Decent enough taste is bready pale malt, spices, and yeasty, with some pit fruit sweetness. Like many New World Tripels this one is too sweet and spicy for my palate. Decent enough to drink, though.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brouwers. The aroma is a little lacking. Soft notes of apple, pear, clove, pepper, sugars. Pours a hazy golden with a thin head. The flavor is more or less predominantly apple and pear, a touch of straw and dust, and some sugary sweetness. Rather robust carbonation, finishes somewhat dry. Not bad, just didnít do much from me, and I am now coming to expect more from Big Al Brewing.