ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy with a bit of honied sweetness. Clear yellow with a light body. Crisp flavor, almost pilseneresque. Tried with Dave and Jess at the Bruges Bierfest in 2012.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. The aroma has a lot of fruit and a bit of funk. The flavor is fruity with a bit of pepper at the back. The finish is dry. OK but nothing special.
Fratto (2504) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Very light pour with a small white head. Aroma is spicy, banana, and a little alcohol. Taste is almost minty, banana, spice, grain, and honey.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a hazy yellow with a white head. aroma of citrus, banana, and clove. flavor much the same with the addition of alcohol. body was light and fizzy. not bad overall.
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33 cl. 21.06.2010 @ brewery Bruneahut.
Light hazy darkgolden with a white head.
Aroma fruits, some hops nots, touch of caramel.
Taste little cirtrus, some sweet, yeast, caramel, bit spice.
Finish lightly hopsbitterness.
Frank (2297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had been looking forward for a chance to try this new (to me) Tripel for a couple weeks before I got a chance to get to it in my cellar so I was somewhat alarmed when it exploded unceremoniously over my countertop when I popped the cap. The beer remaining was cloudy orange golden in color and capped by a long lasting head of largish bubbles. The nose is quite spicy and bready. I am not really pulling cloves or anything specifically, just a general spicy warmth and a bit of banana-like juiciness. It is kind of nice but there is a bit of a metallic undertone that comes out more once tasted. The palate is kind of sticky and sluggish, oily and lacking the creamy carbonation that makes the best big Belgians great. Gushing aside, this is a pretty disappointing Belgian in general.
Defreni (2285) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Igen pilsnergul lettere uklar øl med et flot stort skumhoved. Klassisk duft af gær og en smule krydderi for en trippel. Smagen er frisk og igen klassisk med et udmærket alkoholbid. Bestemt drikbar trippel.
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is yeast, sugar, somewhat fruity. Medium bodied, tasty, drinkable.
superspak (2115) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle into chalice, bottle date of 5/2011 notched. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty lacing on the glass, and plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining a nice head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, citrus, pepper, biscuit, banana, tart grains, and yeast spices. Decent aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon, biscuit, clove, citrus, grass, apricot, tart grain, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of pepper, biscuit, citrus, tart grain, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. A little to grainy for my liking, but still well balanced. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Smooth to drink for 9%, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall a very solid and balanced tripel. A bit too much tart grainy breadiness, but I still enjoyed it.
glennmastrange (2114) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of grain and straw, dried grass and lemon for the hops, soap for the yeast with background notes of white wine and Coriander. Head is between frothy and fizzy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy yet sparkling amber/orange. Flavor starts heavily acidic then finishes moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. A pretty good Tripel, but lacking a little more depth that I prefer in the style.