weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hogdogger for sharing this growler...
Appears a transparent light gold with a white cap that quickly fades out into a mild cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of honey, bananas, pils malt, pear, and ripe dates.
Taste is of the honey, ripe pear, and ripe fruit, along with candied walnuts.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, doughy, yeasty, with mild bitterness in the finish.
I was surprised to see this one listed at 10.5% abv. I would’ve never known.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks to style, a hazy golden color with thick white head. Decent lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, dough, some candi sugar perhaps. Taste is overwhelmingly banana. In fact, we overheard one of their servers describing it as having a "bananas foster" taste to it, which I could see. The other spices, fruits, and bready flavors get somewhat lost behind the sweetness. By no means a bad trippel, but by no means the best, either.
beastiefan2k (2276) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Color is clear golden with a thick head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is strong spicy Belgian yeast with a Belgian candy aspect and some Belgian dough to round it off. The Belgian yeast spice is so strong on clove. As far as aroma it may be a bit aggressive but well in the style. Flavor is a bit too sweet (the norm for American tripels). More herbal and peppery spiciness coming off the yeast. Its an above average brewpub tripel and easy drinking drinking despite a slightly thicker mouthfeel.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler acquired in trade with Cletus -thanks! Poured a medium and clear goden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruitiness/apples, spices, and lighter yeastiness. Tastes of the same fruitiness, spices, and a little earthy. Light alcohol in the finish, but not giving away the 10+% This one will creep up on you!
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear golden color with no head, and light white, spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, light citrus fruits, coriander, green apple, and alcohol. Taste of sweeter honey notes, light toast, more spices, toffee, earthy yeast, and more alcohol in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4396) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this beer from a growler. Pours a translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of green apple, apple juice, tripel spices, bready and light alcohol/perfume. Flavor of earthy, yeasty notes, apple juice, pepper, toasted malt, really dry and Belgian tripel esters.
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright gold with a nice white head. Smells of dry malt, some pepper, sage, some phenolic hints. Tastes sweet and dry with some spicy indertones and a peppery finish. Enjoyable.