WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden body with a generous white head. Opens up with aromas of melon, lime, grass and farmyard. A carbonated mouthfeel with an initial bitterness that is followed by flavors of grass and citrus backed up by a slight toast character. Finishes off with a lingering hop bitterness.
ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle bought from brewery 12/28/14 and drunk fairly shortly thereafter
Initially large white head tops a sparkling golden-copper body that is very clear. Hmmm...almost too clear. As suspected, no sediment whatsoever at the bottom. Which is fine, I guess, but was hoping this would be unfiltered (or less filtered, anyways).
Fruity esters mix with leafy, fragrant hops. Amarillos are one of my favorite American hops and they are fine here, if a bit unexciting. Little bit of tangerine, mint, touches of white grapefruit and tons of yellow fruits from the yeast (pineapple, nectarines, peaches). Alcohol heat is definitely felt, though not raw or overpowering, while the malts seem a bit absent. Very dry crackers, white bread and a touch of honey mixing with the alcohol and esters to give sort of a marmalade note.
The flavor comes off heavily peachy; moreso, even, as it warms. Sort of a bittersweet component, with light pineapple, alcohol warmth and touches of black pepper. Hops aren’t too bitter, thankfully and there’s some malt sugar to lend balance, but it’s a bit messy, coming off lightly syrupy and yet grainy/husky as well. Carbonation is initially engaging, if somewhat prickly, but falls off too quickly, leaving the beer feeling a bit flabby and exposing the syrupy and boozey qualities. Could easily be a top notch beer if this wasn’t so filtered and the alcohol was dialed back even 1%. The lack of bottle conditioning really detracts here.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, slight hazy honey gold hue, with a white head. Nice fruity belgian yeast nose, with light a floral leafy, grassy, piney, coniferous hop, honeyed pale, toasted, pilsener, bready malt accent, with some citrus, grapefruit esters, and a faint lemon pie crust, panettone cake dough, phenolic note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, doughy, yeasty, faint funky, flowery citrus,leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some fait spicy pepper lemon, honeyed pale, wheat, toasted, bread malty, subtle candyish honey lollipop, candied lemon, grapefruit rind flavours, leading towards a honeyish maltiness, lingering citrus, leafy hop bitterness finish.
orvalgold (34) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A yellow hay color extremely cloudy, decent head retention lingers. Black pepper yeast aromatics, soft peachy fruit aromatics and sweet honey. The flavor on this thing is huge fruit mango, peach hop flavor. Overall very drinkable, American triple fully appreciate the unique play of this style.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is fruit, pepper. The appearance is clear yellow, white head. The flavor is fruit, pepper, spicy, yeast. The finish is yeasty, breaady, spicy. Nice overall.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy orange pour with a fizzy white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Not much else to it. Some hop bitterness in the flavor but predominantly fruit, honey and yeast with some spice coming up at the end.
htzpah (102) - - JUN 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A bit medicinal for a Belgium tripel style. Pretty clear hay notes, vey strong alcohol flavor.
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear gold with minimal white head. Aroma of fruit, Belgian yeast and a little burnt diesel. Taste is light bitter. Earthy herbal and citrus with Belgian yeast and some butterscotch. Full bodied with a somewhat thin and slick texture. Lively carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, pretty darn good.
joet (2332) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden very sweet buttery roses oily butterscotch fusels acetone. Arg. Poison. Tasting with friends. Why am I the last to drainpour? Awful.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured golden with off-white head that went away quickly. Nose was hops yeasty malt, spicy in the white peppery sense. Tasted hopcitric, dry, with finishing spiciness, florals, and hops.
GregClow (2950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 vintage. Hazy golden-orange with a ton of floaties. Excellent aroma - floral, orange juice, lychee. Flavour - not as good, bit past it's prime, but still some nice lychee notes and moderate sweetness. Quick finish with nice pineapple juice notes. Ended up enjoying it more than I expected from first impressions.