gunnfryd (9899) - 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 (70) - 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 (1526) - 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 (2579) - 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.
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. Slightly unclear pale golden body with a medium sized white head. Aroma is a bit light, but quite delicate. Light malt, some fruit, spices, wheat and alcohol. Flavor is surprisingly refreshing, light fruity, spicy, grass, herbs and sugar. Well balanced in body and moderate in aftertaste. Nice, quiet refreshing and the alcohol is rather well hidden for an ale at this ABV.
bth122 (1139) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy with golden honey color. Very generous frothy head. Aroma is coriander and spicy belgium yeast, and orange peel. Good mouthfeel. Good finish. Would get again.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden straw color with big, lacy white head. Fruity aroma. Medium body, with a fairly sweet taste and finish. Alcohol is well hidden, although there is definitely a warming mouthfeel. This is a solid tripel; not exceptionally complex, but quite good.
natalierawson (9) - - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
So good.......................,,,,,,,,,,,had it w my hot dog was aooooooooooo good...................
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yellow pour with white head. Aroma is mild citrus. Taste is mild citrus. Good carbonation. I like it.