ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A: Pours a golden amber shade with fantastic color quality. The body is a little lighter near the bottom of the glass, with prevalent trails of carbonation throughout. The head is a four finger white color with a thin texture and lowish retention. As the head recedes, spotty clumps of lace are left on the glass. Becomes quite hazy once more of the yeast is poured in, while little floaties sink to the bottom.
S: There are quite a bit of varying tropical fruits, but not in a hop-driven manner. Notes of banana, apricot, papaya, and mango exist on the nose, with a heaping helping of candied sugar and some malt. Just a nice smelling beer in general.
T: I kind of feared it would be overly sweet (always a precaution I have with tripels), but itís quite neutral, in a good way. Tropical fruits open up the flavor profile nicely, before becoming fairly malty, with augmenting yeast giving it a flavor reminiscent of banana bread. Gradually, the initial light sweetness transforms into a pleasant bitterness, with a kiss of finishing phenols; while some herbs and spices (coriander, thyme, rosemary) appear between the mid-taste and finish. Once the beer opens up, a nicely subtle hop profile appears, helping to augment the light bitterness without harming the overall (solid) balance. Itís not ultra complex, but at the same time, itís hardly simple.
M: Not as carbonated as the fizzy-looking body may suggest, which I like. Carbonation is still moderately high, but at least it isnít making me insanely gassy. It could stand to be a little lighter in body, though, especially near the finish, where it becomes thicker in texture. The yeast imparts a pleasant lingering aftertaste (not too bitter or sweet) without being too astringent and dry, while the alcohol becomes very hard to detect when its colder. Let it reach room temperature, however, and it will become faintly boozy - nothing that detracts, however.
O: Any high-gravity monster of a beer that I can polish off an entire 750mL bottle (with the proper amount of time and patience) of has to be damn good. By no means is it a chugger, but goddamnit itís Friday, so by God Iím drinking this whole bottle by myself! Boulevard did a great job with this one, and Iíd gladly pick up again in the mood.
cpetrone84 (1328) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is slightly hazed golden yellow with a tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of tangy yeast and peppery spice up front. A bit of soapy hop and some lemon notes. Taste is a bit more soapy, yeast isnít quite as pronounced. Lemon is moderate, not sweet but the balance is a bit soapy. Body is a bit syrupy but the strong carb helps to balance it.
HIGHB4LL (441) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Wilburís. Appearance: finger slight off-white head, does not last, very slight lacing, golden straw, clear. Aroma: brett, fruit, grapes and wine. Palate: light, lively, dry, light bitter finish. Taste: sweet fruit, into light yeasty tartness with the slightly sweet sticking around, into very light bitter finish.
jmcgavin12 (472) - Madison, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear amber pour with one and half finger of lacing white head. Aroma is yeasty with malt and hints of fruit. Flavor is moderately sweet with spicy notes throughout. Medium body and a dry finish. Great tripel
commonshawn (323) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with good white head. Citrus aroma with some yeast funk. Yeast and citrus flavor is there and also a slightly off note that maybe just comes from the bottle conditioning. A bit metallic in nose and mouth. Nice texture and body. Generally easy to drink. Good trip even if it wasnít that strange.
commonmac (263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at Four Firkins. Consumed in Belgian tulip glass. Plenty of head sitting atop a medium, think golden colored tripel. Aroma heavy on spice and yeast. Maybe some fruit notes...banana. Taste leans on spicy characteristics with a vibrant mouthfeel. Initially malt sweetness with hops rounding it out as the beer engulfs the taste buds. I would actually consider this just below the traditional tier on really good Belgian tripels. Another enjoyable offering from Boulevard.
MartzMimic (79) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from the bottle a light gold with only a touch of haze from the rising bubbles. The white head starts big, but leaves quickly. A fine aroma of bananas, yeast and spice. The taste follows the nose with lots of banana, apples, yeast and a nice sweetness. The carbonation gives the mouth a light crispness. Simply an excellent tripel that tastes like it came straight from Belgium.
solidfunk (3654) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good and very drinkable tripel. Pours hazy yellow with Good head and lacing. Light coriander and floral yeast. Well balanced with soft carbonation. Light sweet finish. Bottle.
whynot44 (4) - Independence, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold color with a massive foamy white head that retains well and produces lots of nice lacing. The aroma is cloves, bananas, assorted tropical fruits, yeast with spicy peppery notes. The taste is similar, again, tropical fruits, especially bananas, cloves, pepper but with a nice bready malt background and a bit of pleasant bite in the finish that just makes you want more. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, smooth and very drinkable. The high ABV is not really noticeable until youíve had a few. Altogether very nice, an excellent and enjoyable brew. Outstanding.
coachd (88) - Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is quite unique - slightly soapy, very sweet and malty with a lemony finish. Smells a bit like floor cleaner or a sweeter imperial IPA. Looks very light, nearly clear with a giant white head of foam. I was surprised by the amount of carbonation - seems excessive for the style. Tastes sweet and citrusy with a creamy and hoppy aftertaste. Very interesting and refreshing. Tripels are not really my favorite style; this one is better than most I have tried.
Tide (1670) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, toast, a bit of alcohol, yeast and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast, hops and toast. Very nice tripel