DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a Belgian beer fan, I was expecting something more out this brew from one of my favorite brewers. Ratebeer user FREDANDBOBOFLO really hit my thoughts on the head when he called it an "unrefined tripel." Not enough carbonation for my palate, that being said it is a quality Belgian style, but not great.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Aroma of tangy fruits, rubber, alcohol, flowers. Flavor of bitter fruits and melon rind. Mouthfeel of an overly aggressive, unrefined tripel, sort of a touch syrupy and a touch watery at the same time. Yikes.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Gingerman. Pours a light yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is pretty faint but predominately honey. Flavor of Belgian yeast, honey and other fruitiness, very odd tasting. Thick and syrupy texture, almost like a mead. Couldn’t finish the glass. This is an odd, strong, sticky, heavy beer and I did not care for it.
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught - hazy gold medium head. Wheat yeast etc. Pretty good and quite drinkable IMO.
zach8270 (3217) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Hazy golden color with a puffy white head. Aroma is full of wheat, coriander, yeast, grass, and some citrus. Perhaps some grapefruit? I couldn’t really tell. Tasted exactly like a hefeweizen. Lots of wheat and citrus at the beginning with some good citrus and yeast notes in the middle and a very dry and wheaty finish. Not too bad.
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coriander, earthy yeast, citrus fruits, light clove, toasted malt, and some toffee. Taste was citrus fruits, with toffee, yeast, coriander, light cardamom, tart wheat, and drying alcohol in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a light hazy golden with a medium bubbly/creamy white head that laced. Aroma of clove, light banana, some tropical fruits, citurs, wheat, Belgian yeast esters and a sweet maltiness. Flavor was more of the same sweetness, Belgian yeast spiciness, sweet wheat notes, tropical fruits and creamy.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 7/3/7/5/15 = 3.7. Funky, aged 2008 draft (consumed February 2010) update. Well, there’s definitely some wild yeast in this that has ripped right through the candy sugar and honey sweetness and turned into more of a fruity funk bomb. Residuals sugars are way down, replaced with dry, musty wildness reminiscent of the wild scuppernong treatment that Cigar City has had success with in a few of their experiments. Hints of pineapple introduce an unexpected, but welcomed, tropical element. Following suit, the palate is significantly more dry, with a fizzy, persistent carbonation that tickles the tongue like a fine champagne. Wild, bretty yeast has worked wonders here. This stuff is damn tasty with some age on it. This year and a half old keg is entirely different, and significantly better, than the fresh beer was, my original review for which can be found below.
6/3/6/3/13 = 3.1. Original rating 8/28/08. Fresh 2008 draft at Redlight Redlight. The pour yields a hazy, tangerine-golden body with a small, foamy, off-white head. Skinny lines and micro-spots of lacing mark the glass. The aroma shows massive sweetness, with candy sugar dominating the nose. Coriander and lemon rind lend tripel-like notes, as do hints of bready yeast and cream. The flavor, like the nose, is overdone with sugary sweetness. Candy sugar and coriander crush everything in their path, with subtle hints of citrus rind and peppery, floral hops coming through on the back end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, and cloying. This is basically a tripel, and not a particularly impressive one at that.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft… Cloudy golden ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. Fruity, breadsy, very spicy aroma provides notes of orange peel, clove and coriander. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Moderately sweet, spicy, yeasty flavor. Watery finish.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ Drafting Room. pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head. weird lacing. notes of banana, clove, orange, pineapple, brown sugar, and yeast in the nose. taste is pretty similar, lots of citrus, spice, alcohol and sugar. very ambrosia-like. thick and smooth. finish is spicy and fruity. pretty good.