Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The faint aroma is pleasant and unusual, sort of like pancakes on the griddle. This is a very good Belgian strong ale. When I drink a Wit beer, I want it to taste like this. Itís like a heartier, boozier Wit without as much citrus. The booze isnít hidden, but you are glad itís there. This beer feels more like 15% instead of the quoted 10%. Enjoy responsibly.
jkwood04 (3215) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours cloudy golden with a thick, fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma strong of caramel and cereal malts, spicy yeast, and a nice balance of floral hops. Flavor about the same. Smooth texture. A pretty good Tripel.
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral with a hoppy finish. Citrus notes and crisp finish. Nice head. Straw color.
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BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangish brew, diffuse head. The sweet intensity of the bouquet is a bit jarring at first whiff. As I settle to imbibe it more deeply, I am ensconced by sugared corn flakes doused in alcoholic fruit punch which soon becomes more distinct. From peeled layers arises apple, which takes center stage. The body is of a buzzy Belgian apple flavor along a layer of sugar-frosted corn flakes. Definitely a brew that is at once interesting, and also redolent of distinct childhood breakfast memories.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle... dark honey gold with a bright off white head, good retention and nice lace... sweet honey water with yeast, deceptively light... the taste is way to sweet, sweet wet grains, honey, yeast, alcohol finish yet for 10% its really easy to drink... average
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, a few years old. Poured cloudy medium orange with a short-ish cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up lavender and peppery yeast over honey, bready, and raisin-y sweetness.. some sour apple and apricot-y notes accented.. smelled like it was a tad old, but it was still aiight. The flavor found candied raisin and honey malts with dry pepper, cloves, and some sour malts laced throughout.. almost mapley on the back-end, with enough sugars to mostly mask the boozage.. decent stuff, but again it seemed past its prime. Heavier-bodied and syrupy on the palate, with lots of decayed hops evident.. sweet in the middle, and mostly dry in the end.. this was a tough one to rate, and Iíd like to try a fresh sample sometime.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured into glass. Honey gold color with a big fluffy head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of honey and slight boozyness. Flavor is sweet as well. The ABV sort of makes this a little hard to enjoy. Good but I probably wont reach for it again.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Uber. Hazy honey-gold pour with a short, persistent white head leaving heavy lace. Dough, pine and fruit nose. Medium body with light, fine carbonation. Honey, banana, light toast, spruce, candy, coriander, well-hidden ABV, but leaves an alcohol warmth in the stomach. Well-balanced, velvety mouth feel.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blonde/yellow pour thin white head ... light lacing .... aroma is of yeast, sweet fruits (apples, oranges), candi sugar ...... taste is of sweet candi sugar, fruits apples oranges bitter, wheat/grainy and light peppery spice .... lots of yeast in the taste and the 10% abv kind of struggles to hide itself ... the peppery spice lingers into the finish ... on the fence about this brew good for a glass
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A rather bland, fruity and yeasty tripel. Meh.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed probably relatively fresh, about 2 months after purchase. Bottle dropped at my place by dand645, thanks Dan
The look: Cloudy golden body, many medium size particles, medium off-white head leaving good lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is loaded with yeasty fruit esters. Taste is very sweet with a honey and granulated white sugar sensation. The beer is also very fruity with bananas and apricots coming out strong. Very yeasty, too yeasty. Strange cobweb sensation. Juicy grassy hops (fresh-hop style) that just seems out of place. Body just doesnít have that lively carbonation and full fluffy mouthfeel that Iíve come to expect from true Belgian strong ales. Carbonation was too soft and body felt creamy and lifeless. Ok, so Iím complaining a lot but the beer isnít so bad. It is just very disappointing as a real Belgium Tripel. But it is still drinkableÖ Kind of. Worst Knock Out since I hit my girlfriend in the eye with my elbow by accidentÖ and she immediately reacted with a very voluntary devastating uppercut.