McGarnigle (520) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Bomber w/ foil, but capped, not corked. Slightly hazy orange-yellow. Fairly flavorful tripel, a bit of fruit (maybe tangerines or something). Maybe a little spice. No alky burn. There’s yeast in the bottom, so it’s properly unfiltered. Solid but not spectacular.
Member999 (1) - USA - APR 23, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml, crown cap, bottle conditioned from Beers of the World, Rochester. A-metallic notes with strong background of spicy and estery Belgian yeast notes, some pear, low bready malt. Ap-hazy dark golden with low head that fades. Flavor- soft malty sweetness with low spicy hop flavor and maybe some coriander or other added spice. Fruity yeast esters; lingering bitterness in aftertaste but finishes a little sweet for style. Mouthfeel- med low body and low carbonation (expected more), definite alcohol, not creamy or astringent. Overall - pleasant brew but regrettably seems oxidized and a bit mistreated. From the label, now a year old, and I know the BOW store gets way too hot in summer for proper beer storage. Still, low carb and sweetness detracts from drinkability.
jb (1940) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BOTW. Nice body for a Tripel. Looked pretty nondescript, pale, nice lacing. Nose is spicy and yeasty, with melon. Palate is much of the same, with sour, banana, spices I couldn’t identify. Nice mouthfeel, thick, viscouse. Very nice, I liked it.