AirForceHops (2584) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Snifter shows me a murky gold color with low carbonation. Nose is Belgian yeast dominate with orange, coriander and peaches. Flavor is sour orange peel, wheat and some light citrus notes. Coriander is subtle. Medium, nearly syrupy mouthfeel with a nice long sweet finish. ABV is completely masked. The aroma really made me what to drink this. The flavor is slightly off with the sour note. After one snifter, I had enough. Still drinkable and perhaps a fresher bottle gives a better result.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Murky orange brown color, almost flat. Aroma of very spiced orange. Taste is si ilar.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Banana/lemon, coriander, and malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color with minimal head. Very sweet banana and malt flavor. Mild acidic/alcohol finish. Somewhere between a witbier and a tripel - not bad but very sweet.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the brewpub. It poured a cloudy golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was malty and yeasty. The taste was malty, citrusy some tartness, a little banana and corriander. A very good Tripel.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 10/4/11
Aroma: The nose has notes of orange, citrus, corriander, other spices, and yeast
Appearance: It pours a somewhat cloudy golden-orange color with a fizzy white head
Flavor: The taste is rather sweet and fruity, lots of orange, with some more subtle yeast/spice
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft carbonation, with a little tingle, and a decent finish
This is a fairly sweet and orange example of the style, with a slightly sour, citrusy feel. It is a solid beer, but I thought it could have been a little better. It felt a touch overly sweet to me, but I thought it still worked pretty well. I donít really know how to feel about this one. My opinion changed a few times as I was drinking it, but I settled here.
bhensonb (10216) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy orange with a slight, transient white head. Aromas of zest, yeast/spice, kandi and perfume! Maybe that should be floral. Med body, almost. Flavor is orange, arguably coriander, indeterminate grain, and yeast. Floral, kandi and perfume seem to be gone quickly. There is no trace of heat. Deadly lawnmower beer. It has that nagging taste usually found in tripels. Tripels - itís a love - confused relationship. Anyway this one fits right in as the orange fatigues out somewhat. Nice drink.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a pale, dull yellow color with a big white head. Aroma of coriander, orange peel, banana, candi sugar, sweet malts, bubblegum, and clove. Flavor is pretty similar- banana, bubblegum, sweet malts, sugar, corn syrup, orange peel, clove, coriander, and bread. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a chewy, bready mouthfeel. Nice mix of a Belgian tripel and a witbier, and hits all the familiar notes.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with drfabulous. Pours clear light amber color with thin white head. Aromas of corriander and orange peel. Sweet fruity flavor, doughy yeast and some spices. Some corriander also. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite an interesting brew. Smells like a witbier but tastes like a Belgian tripel. Thanks Jeff.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a smaller white head. Aroma was orange, citrus, banana, and other spices. Full body, with some carbonation bubbles. Flavor was spices, sour fruits, and some alcohol. Aftertaste was long and had a more alcohol burn. All in all a good beer.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13-Feb-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 22-Dec-09 for $4.69 at www.wineandcheeseplace.com) This Tripel Wit certainly drinks closer to a Belgian tripel than a wit; itís essentially a tripel with coriander and orange peel. It delivers a full, rich body and plenty of sweetness for a fairly viscous mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Sweet flavors of bubblegum and very ripe banana mingle with contrasting addition of prominent coriander and mildly bitter orange peel. The nose projects significant coriander, sweet stone fruitiness, ripe banana, clove, caramel, and bready malt. Hazy golden-orange in color, but the off-white head pours very small and dissipates rapidly, so lacing is impossible. This isnít a beer you can drink a lot of, but itís very tasty and nicely balanced for a hybrid of two styles. My favorite of the five bottled products Iíve tried from this brewery.