superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 5/6/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, orange, golden raisin, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of apricot, orange, golden raisin, pear, apple, light banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, golden raisin, pear, apple, light banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly crisp/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice tripel style. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
chucklemation (477) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and a bite of alcohol. Cloves dominate the flavor, and there’s also some sweet Belgian yeast, but the finish is dry. Part of me enjoyed this, but another found the light body and the too strong character from the spice less enjoyable. Overall just okay.
BeerLvr13 (17) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I picked up floral and spice notes in the aroma. Wheat, slight fruit, spiciness on the taste and finishes dry and boozy. Average Tripel.
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark and hazy pour. Has a sweet and spicy aroma. It had a mix of spiciness, alcohol, and cloves. The cloves really dominate, and left a harsh after taste. Not for me...
dick_richards (3) - dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too much scent or head, Taste was better than expected especially for the alcohol%! Tastes like a pretty good Belgian, fruity and wheaty. Nothing absolutely amazing but really good for the price and percentage
rlpeeler (88) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to glass pours a muddy dark golden color, not very attractive. Taste is fruit that seems a bit off. Medium body that carries the alcohol pretty well. An OK beer but not too special.
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a hazy medium gold . Big Belgian yeast aromas , almost fruity . Palette is dry , with some yeasty fruit flavors and a touch of clove . Very nice .
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charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Darkhorse. Poured a beautiful hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma of typical banana yeast. Light carb med thick bod. Taste is full of those damn naners and yeast but balanced.
hawthorne00 (2431) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots, honeyed dough, cloves. A bit sticky. Wow, heaps of cloves in the taste, not just at the end. Coriander and banana too - all a bit much. There’s some pleasant honeyed dough, citrus and apricot there too and the spices are less harsh as it warms.
Beerman6686 (4333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of candy sugar, booze, yeast and fruit. Flavor was similar, fruity, sweet and belgian yeast character. Pretty solid.