AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bottle. Paid 7.99 @Table and Vine. Batch 2 bottled: Jan 2012. 10 % ABV. A Stone snifter shows lightly hazy amber with a thin ring of white head. Slow weak carbonate. Nose is fruit and yeast. Malt base provides dough and yeast with a spicy, grassy hop. Fruit notes reminds me of apples and apricots.
I had this only slightly chilled and the ABV was not noticed. Pretty nice.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter. Batch No. 1, bottled November 2011.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed medium orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Smells great. Loads of honey mesh with spicy clove from the yeast. Peach, light apple and citrus fruitiness. Grassy type earthiness with hay and lemongrass. Very pleasant, braggot-esque tripel.
4.0 T: Taste is much like the nose. A lot of honey with clove underneath. Farmy earthiness with hay, grass, wildflowers. Peach fruitiness with hints of citrus and wild apple. Booze is well hidden. Very well integration of flavors with a subtleness resembling the Belgian Belgians.
4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Light pleasant creaminess. Super smooth.
4.5 D: A couple scores could have been higher. This is a very tasty tripel and one of the best I’ve had coming out of the states. This is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-11-2012 01:54:29
Reynolds314 (3269) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard triple. A bit of a saison like appeal which i dug. Very fruity and yeasty with light sweet malt and a dry very lightly hopped finish.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not to bad, not very stale bread like which sucks abOut triples. Applely and ciderly. Pretty cool
damzz (445) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose: banana, dough, cereal Appearance: golden, clear, Head: frothy, white foam, Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Body: medium body, Texture: oily feel, average carbonation, Finish: astringent, A nice drink and deceptively alcoholic. It is an honor to be able to drink the first craft brewed American Tripel. Enjoy and praise God for this nectar.
jkwood04 (5242) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours orangish amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some light fruits, and floral hops. The flavor is the same. Average texture. Pretty standard for a tripel, a little bland.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
batch 1 22oz bottle. rich golden color with bright white head. really just all around classic belgium goodness. Aromas of spicy yeast, bubble gum and clove. Flowers in there to. The esters follow into the taste and really so clean and refreshing I may buy another for a warmer day.
puboflyons (3014) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle labeled Batch no. 2 - bottled January 2012. The pour is a hazy pale yellow with an aggressive, long lasting foamy head. The aroma is a cornucopia of bread, malted grains, orange, pear, and coriander. The 10% ABV is not noted on the nose. The body is medium to heavy. The taste has a pungent bitterness at the end along with the same things you get on the nose. It warms up my insides.
halfonit (1313) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden/orange color. Aroma is of yeast, coriander, spices, orange, and malts. Flavor also has yeast, coriander, spices, and orange. I can taste some cloves and flowers also. Leaves a yeasty and spice finish.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange/yellow pour. Creamy white head leaves a strong crown and film on top. Nose pof lemon, orange and light spice. Full bodied and a touch chewy. Carbonation is appropriately sharp, but not overpowering as other examples of the style can be. Mostly a sweet malt base, but touches of dry toast here and there. Lemon, orange, melon. Pepper and sharp spicy esters. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is actually a bit subdued for the style, but does show up in appropriate amounts as it warms. Complex and deep, but quaffable. Just a really solidly made example of the style. Does everything a tripel should, and does it well. Nothing not to like.