changeup45 (1560) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked bottle. A loud pop when uncorking this one! The pour is a dirty amber-gold color with a thick lasting head. Sheets of lacing cling to the sides of the glass when drinking. Apple, hay, yeast, and a little caramel make the aroma. This tastes like a yeasty loaf of bread, with apples and pear for the fruit element, and an underlying herbal spiciness. A little alcohol does creep in there but this comes across as light for the style. It actually tastes more like a Belgian Strong than Trippel but thatís probably because of the apple-like esters instead of the more traditional banana within this style. This isnít great but is still pretty solid stuff.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap....gold with a white head. Nose is musk, spice, dried fruit, light alcohol, and sweet. Smooth palate, sweet malts, followed by spice, musk, lightly bitter, and fruity.
swanmann (469) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, itís dark honey-orange, slightly hazy, with a generous portion of tan, orange hued foam, slowly dissipating. Bright aromas of citrus, grass, biscuit and alcohol. Itís got some caramel and sweet roll sweetness, with some sharp hop bitterness and light lemony notes. Itís sort of champagne-y with crisp carbonation. The mouthfeel holds up very well with warming. Maybe a little brighter than, say, Duvel, but itís still a nice, yeasty Trippel. Yummers!