locarboy (129) - USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was recommended by the owner/one of the owners of Crown Brewing in Crown Point, IN (where I had lunch and a flight :-). I purchased this out of the refrigerated case at Wise Guy Liquors in CP, IN. It was reasonably priced at around $7 or $8. 750 ml traditional Belgian bottle with painted label and metal crown closure. Not a lot of ’pop’ when opening. Poured with a 1.5 to 2 inch head into a 0.4 ltr goblet. A little darker than I think necessary. Lovely Belgian Tripel aroma of spices and yeast. The aroma of this one foreshadows the taste. A nice balance of malty goodness with spice and yeast (if you like the flavor of Belgian Abbey yeast you will most likely appreciate this ale). Could use a bit more carbonation; not so much as a TJ’s anniversary, but t’was enough, t’was enough. Adequate carbonation to tingle the tongue. Not too heavy. You won’t realize you are drinking such a high gravity beer (a hallmark of the style). I really enjoyed this one. Maybe someday it will come to my home town on tap. As a native Hoosier I would be able to brag there is great beer made in Indiana (we consider Hammond part of Chicago - same time zone, etc.)
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a big creamy beige head that dissipated fairly quickly. The aroma brings sweet light orangey clove like esters. The flavor brings not too sweet wine like Belgian yeast with the pears suggested for sure, vanilla is almost extremely light though. Body has lost carbonation
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6oz on tap at Twenty Tap. Clear kind of darker orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some dots and bits of lace. Bigger body, kind of slick, definitely thicker. Lighter carbonation. Caramel, belgian candy sugar, some dried fruit. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy light bitterness, light alcohol warmth. Decent amber-tripel. Fun to try.
AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Tripel. Good nose, dark fruit, bready, yeasty... Is this not what you want? It to go down smoove, it does, ass. It just needs a little more carbonation.
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very good beer. But sounds good. Good descriptions but not that good of a beer. Flavors are Belgian like.
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Jaysbeers (85) - - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tow Yard. Medium orange-golden color. A strong, fruity aroma. Taste is more subtle, but the sweet (pear?) comes through. Very balanced flavor, with a slight alcohol burn at the finish. A light/medium carbonation. Really good.
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Johnsense (858) - - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour, vry little head, lower carbonation. Yeasty aroma and taste, orange, tropical fruit, banana, bready, malty. Alcohol well hidden. Tasty!
shrubber85 (7961) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-amber with a minimal off-white head.
Tangerine, peach aroma.
Tropical, sweet flavour...tangerine, vanilla, pear.
Alcohol is completely hidden.
Very well crafted....nice.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at GTMW 2013 - Pours hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is honeyed tropical fruit, overripe. Sweet and boozy. Taste is the same--boozy, fruity, and really sweet. Slick and low carbonation.
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Brugge. Looks good for the style; a cloudy vibrant orange with white lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast, pear, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a bit of banana and vanilla. Nice and smooth on the palate. A nice example of the style.