argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some Belgian yeast, pepper, some coriander. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, spicy, some funk. Medium body, some stickiness, somewhat dry finish.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Half Time. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma has a lot of bits. It is floral, spicy, arguable tropical fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is moderate spice over a pretty smooth malt. It has those Belgian yeast esters, and in the finish something like geraniol comes forth - to provide a little peppery/spicy burn. Finishes dryer than not, and itís very well put together. Iím thinking it gets a little bit earthy. Seems to be an ale I could just keep on drinking.
Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold witha small lting white head. Aromas of straw, bread dough, pear, light spice and a hint of pineapple. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, bread, spice and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL Bottle. Pours hazy and lightly particulate orange with a large, creamy and pillowy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruity esters of mango and pineapple, pepper, soft straw and honey malt, apricot, honeysuckle, floral hops, and Belgian candi sugar. Flavor is dry biscuit and honey malt, floral hops and light bitterness, pepper and Belgian yeast spices with a dry finish. Full body and heavy carbonation.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, spices, fruity, and some breadiness. Tastes of spices (stronger than the aromas), fruits, and lighter yeast. Alcohol content overall well hidden with a lighter alcohol burn in the finish.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Orange zest, doughy yeast and herbal hops meet as alcohol warmth and delicate honeyed sweetness seal this elegant Tripel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam protects the cloudy beige blond, leaving plenty of lacing.
-Bready flavors appear to coat the green, earthy hops in the finish.
-Mouthfeel is rich and effervescent. This is sweeter than authentic Tripels, but it isnít THAT sweet.
-I like the fact this is not a spice soup like so many North American Tripels. Spices and herbs are intelligently used here ; nice dosage in aroma and flavor profile.
-I found this to be better when cool ; the flavor profile wasnít as tight when getting close to room temperature.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle thanks to argo0. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tropical fruits, bready and nutty notes. The taste is bready malts, sugar, spice, spicy hops. Medium bodied.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL. Pours low haze golden. Tepid white foam. Nose is sugary, cidery, kumquat. Rich peach. Taste is minerally, tasty, mint, sharp, herbal. Not bad at all.
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j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy golden amber with a medium to large dense and creamy white head. Big fuzzy and lemony musk on the nose, soft sweetness and candy. Long peppercorn spice on the nose as well, very interesting. Medium bodied, funky musk and a bit of sweet candy sugar. Mildly funky, warm yeast and a bit of sweetness. Sweet and toasty, musky. Lingering funk and toast. Lovely stuff. Seems to blur the line nicely between a funky saison and a tripel. Very, very nice.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours copper with a nice, lasting white head. Smells of grass, some citrus, light spice, floral, some underlying dry pilsner malt. Tastes of pepper, spicy, earthy, dry, some grassy elements. Very enjoyable.