bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a tall creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, outhouse, herbal, grass, and apricot. Flavor of floral, candi sugar, herbs, and earthiness with a dry finish.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(GABF05) Crystal clear straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, banana, some clove. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some banana, clove. Some alcohol astringency, especially in the finish. Light-medium body.
Tmoney99 (11826) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Keg Fest. Poured hazy orange color with a minimal fizzy head that lasted with fair lacing. Complex spicy fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium fruity sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a good beer.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is medium fruit-apple, rock candy, medium malt. Taste is clove/medium fruit-apple, rock candy, medium malt, spices. Alcohol with a formaldehyde finish being the only detractor.
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [leftover 2006 GABF judging beer] poured a clear golden yellow with a large lasting creamy white head. Aromas of pineapple, citrus, light carmel and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied crisp but slightly syrupy. Flavors of pineapple, vanilla, light carmel and spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
opaque orange, frothy beige head, heavy lace,
light fruity spicy aroma with hints of citrus,
balanced malt flavor with a sweet fruityness that’s well balanced with the spicy citrus character, the sweetness picks up a candy quality as it warms and becomes a spiced candy
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gabf. Hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Very nice, lemon, orange citrusy, light barnyard, yeasty aroma. Slightly tangy, dry, peppery, orange citrusy, yeasty flavor.
Dogbrick (9366) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Neil’s HSC initation. This beer is a lightly hazy golden-orange color with a medium thin ivory white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Lots of fruity esters in the nose, mostly lemon and banana. Notes of malt as well. Medium body with flavors of sweet fruit and malt along with some yeast. Lemony finish with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Fresh orange malt and astringent alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-lemon malt flavor with a moderately astringent finish. Very nice - solid tripel.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
A prominent bready yeast character swirls around herbal hops and cracking straw in this authentic and fluffy Tripel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the misty golden sunshine.
-The aroma is too yeasty for my tastes and borders on being vegetal.
-The spicy, herbal hop bitterness is delicate and engaging.
-Polite tropical fruitiness adds complexity.