JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, I thought this beer was much better than the ratings suggest. Dont know what went wrong for others or right for me. Hazy sunflower color with copious white frothy head. Oh so good looking. Aroma is abundant yeast notes with an ever present fruity character that tickles the nose. Cant wait to sip this beer. Taste is very complex and balanced. Fruity sweetness to start, which is rounded out by spicy yeast, clove, and vanilla. A bit of mellow malt pokes through, and finishes with a nice lemon tartness. I love this beer. My tastebuds were numbed for a few hours.
SDalkoholic (2219) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanx to BBB63 for this one. Hazy glowing yellow that is not visible through. Small patches of foam are formed but weren’t able to create a whole head. Aroma is clean and fruity with a notice of yeast to the nose. The flavor is a big concept to grasp, espeically after my tastebuds have been kept well reserved for a few hours for this tasting. Description of this tripel are the following: spice, pepper, yeast, apple, banana, clove, and alcohol. Decent tripel ale in all respect, however, it falls a little short from my standards.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Darkhorse: Dark honey with little head dissipating quickly. banana, clove, lavender hit you at first with the alch. kick on the way down. Excellent mouth feel, thick like a tripple should be. An excellent summer beer, highly reccomended.
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat bland. Not exactlyh a tripple. Some taste of banana. I felt a little suckered after buying it; Crooked Tree is better.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy color with a big foam head. If I did not know I would think it was imported from Belgium. Bananas and a little pepper gives it a nice pop. A little to sweet.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark yellow color with white fizzy head. Lots of sediment and bubbles flow throughout the beer. Nose is fruity and full. Lots of juicy fruits like mango, tangerine, peach. Taste is very full and juicy as well. Mango and oranges with some lemon sourness.There hints of yeast and malt mixed well through out. Could be a bit m ore balance because the fruit aspect is the big up front main attraction. A little more complexity would also be nice. Great bitterness in the end, and an overall good beer.
Tmoney99 (11698) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Michigan Brewers Festival. Hazy golden hue with a medium head that diminished quickly. Medium fruity sweet aroma. Medium body with fruit texture. Full flavor of fruit and spice with a small alcohol bite at finish.
rpostma2 (2) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2005 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carbonation has sharp edges, not as smooth a mouth-feel as a Belgian trippel ought to be. Carbonation obscures a very profound flavor. The overall taste and finish is creamy and fruity. A very good beer for the price.
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow, fizzy looking beer. Didn’t detect much of a nose. Most of the flavors coming through were a light fruit variety: grape, pear, apple, banana. Some spices, and a bit of alcohol thrown in. Needed to have a much fuller flavor and rounder mouthfeel.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty pale cloudy gold with orange and a full tight white head. Aroma is more sweet than I expected. Also wheat and a solid yeast presence in addition to an expected bananna aroma. Very sweet, and quite sharp. Sweetness, yeast, and alcohol presence give a very lpesant floral flavor that has a great tangy finish. Yeast and wheat sit beneath the stronger alcohol and sweet malts. Very nice complexity.