Travlr (15646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Bright vlear golden amber color, white head. Aroma of very fruity white wine. Taste is apricot and peach with a bitter finish. Nice stuff.
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium off-white head, murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, light raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Shark Club. Thanks for pointing this one out...I completely overlooked it! Poured a hazy golden color with a small sized head. Fruity, cherries present but not overpowering, spices, and a trace of yeastiness. alcohol content very well hidden and way too easy to drink. Was told this was a one off by Dark Horse, if it is not, I would seek it out again!
BVery (7896) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Clear gold pour with a small white head. Fruit aroma and taste (cherry, apricot, and grape). Good carbonation. Nice brew.
blipp (6892) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Nice fruity cherry sweet base, with light spicy yeast, apricot, and pale malts. Pretty good.
jrallen34 (3496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler thanks to Jale... pours a muddy dark pink, good carbonation... nose of light cherries with yeast... the taste gets rid of the yeast that dominates the sapient trip ale, nice cherry, easy to drink
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Medium hazy orange-brown body, medium tight cream head. Light nose with spice and flower petals. Body surprisingly light and wispy, herbal and spicy with cherry pit and tannic flower petals in addition to residual sugars. Not quite what I expected.
chinchill (2928) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at Appalachian Vinters in Asheville, NC. (from Sept. 2012 notes)
Lightly hazy amber with a medium size, off-white head. Head has moderate retention but leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nicely fruity with a definite cherry component but other vague fruity notes as well. Likewise, the cherry has a clear presence in the flavor but there are also notes of apricot, banana, and some vague, probably yeasty, fruitiness. Clove in the finish. Bready malt base lies in the background. Lighly sweet upfront, lightly bitter at the finish, with a substantial tartness throughout. Aftertaste is this beer’s weak spot.
M: Medium body and carbonation; lightly dry on the finish.
O: interesting and complex variant of a tripel. The substantial fruitiness makes this seem more like a fruit beer than a tripel.
cbfobes (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pig Minds as a guest beer, pours a clear dark orange golden with a thin head and some sticky lacing, the aroma has a good amount of fruit and candy sugar, the flavor is smooth with a lot of cherry in the finish, nice mouthfeel, not bad.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a solid beer by Dark Horse. The cherry to me is very natural; could be juice and/or real, but one thing it is not is medicinal. The beer needs to warm up to get the spicy belgian yeast phenols of the base triple, and this one has some earthiness (slight mushroom) - I like the aroma, with the tart cherry wafting in. The flavor is tart, sour and sweet. As the beer warms you notice the fruit less and the triple sweetness with pepper combination more. Had a large glass at Dark Horse and shared a growler among four people NYE. I like the fruit beers at DH (since 2001).