DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy gold color with a small white head.Aroma is hoppy. Flavors are hops and doughy with a hint of fruits.Finished off slightly spicy.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy darker golden color with medium white head. Smells of some floral citrus hops backed by an interesting spice smell. The taste is pretty hoppy with a big alcohol presence. Interesting for a tripel. Nice cinnamon and caramel flavors round out the palate. Big carbonation in the beer, which i think needed to be toned down a little, but overall pretty nice.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks go to puzzl for providing and jjpm74 for sharing this beer. Poured a hazy golden with a fizzy/creamy white head. Aroma is surprisingly strong piney hops, some spiciness. Flavor is strong hops, very grassy and very dry, with some belgian spiciness, leading to a bone-dry finish from both the hops and the alcohol. Thin, fizzy body. A nice example of a hoppy tripel.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy viscose color with a medium foamy white head. Aroma of faint lemon honey, fresh yeast and dough bread. Taste is carbonated lemon honey flavor with a slight spicy undertone and fresh yeast presence. A slight candy tropical fruit aftertaste. Enjoyable to say the least.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks MrBendo for the bottle and served in my trusty Duval snifter: Pours to a illuminating golden hue topped by a massive white foamy head and left excellent lace upon the glassware. The aroma has than new hybrid car smell...wait I mean the new hybrid Trippel smell of aggressive Amarillo hops and sweet bready malt with a dash of cane sugar and a yeasty basement.
Nicely done and mouth watering flavor profile too with all the wanted characteristics of grassy and lightly citric resiny hops inner playing with heavy handed sweet malt and sugar. A final smash of Belgium yeast allows this brew to complete the deal. Still a touch young as the moderate alcohol bite and phenols will attest. I dig this and it is the equal to all American attempts at the hybrid genre (still not Houblon Dobbelen but what is?)
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from puzzl drunk 5/3. Hazy yellow with fluffy of white head. Yeasty, fruity, amarillo hop aroma.Has a sweet, dry belgian candy taste with hops coming in at the end. Prickly carbonation. Massive lacing all over glass. Very Good brew.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Second batch with the new label. Pours a very lively hazy golden deep straw color with an immense tight white head with awesome retention and great lacing. Aroma is a bit of amarillo- but mixes with the belgian yeast to become more grassy and doughy- hints of tropical fruits, light apple, light on the esters, and lots of vanilla-like phenolics as well. Lightly sweet flavor doughy yeasty flavor, with some wheat hints, citrus notes, phenolic with lots of herbal and floral hop notes- good clean bitterness and no apparent alcohol character. Smooth palate and easy drinking. This is a great american hopped tripel similar to Houblon Choufe. Destroys Hugh Malone.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first aroma is a strong citrus scent similiar to grapefruit. It pours dark gold with a full head. The taste is close to that of a savignon blanc. A nice beer, very unique and different than your normal triple.
hamma112 (1) - Valley Cottage, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I sampled this beer at the Lazy Boy Saloon and I enjoyed it so much that I stopped sampling other beers and started to order pints of the Xtra Gold. I would recommend this beer to people who enjoy Stella Artois
JorisPPattyn (7305) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, very dense & fine, just yellow tinted head, very stable and fed by fine bubbling from darker golden beer. Exploding nose of speculoos (distance), and hops (closeby); dry hopbales, but not necessarily C-hops; dry alcohol as in aftershave; really lupulin nose and slightly peppery, as well as mandarine peel. Taste: aha - here agian the speculoos with faintly sweet spices, still a lot of hops, quite dry. Ends greenery-like, very hoppy, fresh hops. There is malt body, but it is not preponderant. Medium to well bodied, better than most tripels, even when the attenuation is properly high. Very good beer, American Tripel indeed. Thanks Brian! Great!