boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a overly large white head that has good retention. The aroma has some lemon notes, light pear, kind of nondescript. The taste is very sweet banana, some clove, brown sugar, a bit sweeter than most.
esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Dr Jekyls
Copper hazy, white head. Smells of malts, caramel, grassy hops. Medium to heavy sweet, quite malty, very fruity. Medium bitter finish. Tastes like a very standard tripel really
bobbyberbiglia (187) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle A - Pours a burnt orange with a huge off white head. Great head retention. Good lacing. S - Yeasty bubblegum and clove. T - Sweet malt, a bit of hops, a bit of funk, & alcohol is integrated well. M - Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. O - Complex brew of high quality.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from buddy Chris. Bliss for strung out nerves and a number of concurrent sleepless nights. Big and spicy nose follows thru with a larger body chock a block with spices. Two go down fast after the growing head settles down.. groovy babe. Electrical wiring approved.
jimhilt (2370) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Will pour a five+ finger white head that fades slowly but leaves no lace. Almost clear pale amber color. Fierce carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet fruity malt nose, and flavor is sweet citrus and coriander. Higher ABV is hidden. Best by Feb 2014, $3.69 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Nærbø ØLfestival 2013. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is orange, spices, hop, alcohol. Flavour is yeast, alcohol, orange, spices, sugar, hop. Full body. Nice beer.
Xenon (64) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
They say bottle conditioned and it is obvious. Lots of large sedimentation in the bottle. This is not going to be a long review, but let’s just say this is a really good trippel from the US. You could have fooled me. Really great belgian yeast flavors and no negative notes at all. True to style and very solidly so
Inbreak (1379) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 13.12.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ VANØ Bergen Christmas gathering:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, light malts, yeast, citrus, leafs, hay, broth, alcohol, grass. Taste is slightly harsh fruity, light malts, yeast, citrus peel, wet hay, grass. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden, yellow pour. Nice, fluffy white topper. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Banana hits. Taste is sweet. Yeast and fruit at the forefront with some buried pepper notes. Flavorful, but lacks that classic Belgian bite. Medium bodied and smooth, even a bit on the sticky side. Maybe not my favorite Smokestack offering, but an enjoyable beer nonetheless.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a great tripel and one of my least favorite Smokestack series beers. Overly sweet with a strangely sticky aftertaste.