kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rating No. 100. Pours a large, rocky, frothy, white head. Head is clingy and patchy. Deep, honey golden, bordering on light orange body. Hazy with some chunky yeast particulate. Aroma is dominated by bready wheat malt, some yeast dough, mild fruity esters, a touch of citrus, some clove, fresh cut countryside grass and hints of raisin. Flavor contains all of the above plus some caramel undertones and some warming alcohol. Average carbonation for the style, light-medium body, sweet up front finishes with a candi-sugar crispness. Warming, slightly punchy alcohol avoids being too aggressive. Overall a solid, tasty, easy drinking tripel.
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, corked and caged. Hazy golden pour with a an enormous, very long-lasting rocky/creamy beige head. Sweet malty nose, really very inviting, some sugary vanilla and marshmallow, caramel with faint dark fruit and earthy coriander. Golden sunshine flavor with an alcohol kick coming on late, but relatively few higher-order alcohols. Sugary sweetness dries out a bit. Smooth and creamy feel with a light-medium body. Faint little esters, some pleasant peppery spice but it’s well-blended and doesn’t fall out. Light grassy notes and citrus seem much juicier, much fresher than is normal for the style. Very good, classically-styled tripel.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured a hazy orange with a rocky and large white head. Aroma is spicy, banana, bread, and alcohol. Flavor is banana, pepper, clove, honey and melon meshed in a pleasing way. Finishes dry and hot.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber ale with a thin white head. A pleasant yeasty aroma with coriander, orange peels, and epsom salts. In mouth, a nice malt with ginger, coriander, and warming alcohol. Nice, rich and smooth. Bottle at Mondiale 2009.
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, melon, peppery spices, and yeast. Flavor of spicy bready yeasts initially with sweet fruits (apple, pear) and tingling spices. More spicy/yeasty than fruity. Solid triple, very drinkable.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, thanks to tytoanderso, big ups in fact for this one. Aroma of spice, yeast, flowers, and most notably delectable marmalade and honey. Flavor keeps the honey coming with lots of citrus, increasing but still balanced spiciness, biscuity and bready malt, and more yeast. Comes back to the marmalade at the finish. A wealth of flavor, complex, balanced yet notably big and bold. Creamy yet pretty dry mouthfeel. Luscious.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the keg at Logan’s Pre GABF Party, Denver 10/10/2007
Small white head. Golden coloured fruity banana aroma. Slightly hazy in appearance. Some bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and Liquid Sunshine VI. Thanks BillKismet! Peppery yeasty aroma, golden with a strong white head. Very dry peppery flavor, strong and intense going where few American tripels dare.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 2/07/08: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet caramely biscuity malt and Belgian yeastiness. Body starts fairly full and sweet with nice biscuity pale maltiness and some light fruity esters. Pretty well balanced, authentic and should age well.
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark honey color with thick white head. estery aroma of bananas, clove, apricot. Flavor of pale malt and honey. light dried fruits, and yeast. The fruitiness is subtle and nice, no alcohol prevalent. Finish is clovey and dry.