nearbeer (3052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml. Nice looking with a lightly hazy body and a lasting inch of creamy head. Aroma is spicy honey, white wine and citrus. Initial taste is lightly toasted bread, spicy toffee, peppery citrus, earthy honey and white wine. Pretty tasty until the enduring finish overtakes every sip with overbearing tones of rusty booze, pith and overripe apple. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, slightly slick and fairly dry. This might just need a little more bottle conditioning to take the sharp edges off.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy pale with a huge frothy white head that that left plenty lasting. Aromas of honey, floral hop, spice, and light yeast. The flavor found floral hops and spice. Medium body with a spicy hop aftertaste.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours a clear golden, massive, rocky white foam with very nice lacing. Nose is sticky candies, stale grain, artificial banana. Taste is tangy, acidic, harsh paper. Palate is dry, papery, harsh acid.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a large froth of clingy white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity malty nose with some floral hops and a touch of clove and light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and effervescent carbonation with good malty sweetness and clean hoppy bitterness before a drier floral hoppy finish. Pretty well balanced and drinkable.
Travlr (7997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy pale yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fruity sweet hay and white pepper. Taste is sweet and bright grass, lemongrass, bitter finish. Much more hoppy than your average tripel, which in my book makes it more interesting than others in the style. Very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is straw and biscuit malt with spicy hops and farmhouse yeast. Flavor is malt forward with pear esters, spicy hops and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Drake (6507) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of Suttree. Thanks! Pours a murky orange color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of stone fruits, caramel, herbal hops, spice, bready malts. The taste is toasted malts, herbal hops, caramel, faint fruits, spice and a faint bit of butterscotch and salt. Medium bodied, slight heat. Not bad, but a bit sweet and a little disjointed.
Suttree (4454) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, cloudy, and a nice white head. Smells like candied oranges and piney hops. Flavor is sweet, honey-ish malts at first, then a piney, woody hop bite. Hints of yeasty fruitiness - pineapple? - as well. Surprisingly easy to drink, seems less than 10%.
Nero55 (76) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with large white head. Very Carbonated. Aroma of citrus hops and straw. Medium body with citrus hop flavor and some malt sweetness with a bitter finish.
handsomejn (54) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow, nice representation of the style. Take a nice sweet Tripel, add a little happiness... comes out nice. Nicely carbonated, white and lasting. Honey on the smell and taste. Rich mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one. Agree with earlier rater stating that this one may need a little time in the bottle... good one to cellar.
Fritz123 (240) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint. Medium head with thin lacing. Pours a cloudy yellow. Very hazy. Aroma of orange, honey and earth. Sweet smell. Bitter on the tongue immediately. Hops come through quickly. Seems heavy on the yeast. A little funky aftertaste. Mediocre beer.