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.)
kerenmk (3806) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for scoring the bottle while in Indiana! Cloudy orange. Fruity aroma with some peach. Also ripe red grapefruit. Fruity, sweet and sugary taste but a little tarty too. Medium body, thin orange-juice finish and quite fizzy - nice.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters, a bit of honey, an oxidized note, yeast. Sweet flavor with fruity esters, a bit of honey, a bit of yeast, a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.
JK (5564) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Taste of the Midwest, 2015. Orange color. Moderate head, not sweet like so many tripels. Alcohol is a prominent flavor here, and it reminds me of Westmalle in that regard. Some light spice; grains of paradise maybe? A little sweet malt in the finish.
weitz15 (528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes of bubble gum and crisp hops. Pour is golden amber with a white head. Flavor is a little fruity and has some hop presence. A little smooth on the initial intake.
Chudwick (2682) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this five years ago in Clarksville and didn’t rate it because I couldn’t find it in the database. Tasty as I recall but the body is not living up to what I remember. Almost like bubble gum. Delicious. Wait a second; hold the phone. This is a 10% ABV beer?!? Very well hidden.
Damico (3107) - 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 (9672) - 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 (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (1978) - 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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