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 doesn’t have that lively carbonation and full fluffy mouthfeel that I’ve come to expect from true Belgian strong ales. Carbonation was too soft and body felt creamy and lifeless. Ok, so I’m complaining a lot but the beer isn’t so bad. It is just very disappointing as a real Belgium Tripel. But it is still drinkable… Kind of. Worst Knock Out since I hit my girlfriend in the eye with my elbow by accident… and she immediately reacted with a very voluntary devastating uppercut.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful cloudy gold with a fluffy white head. Nose is somewhat subtle with strong wheat and lemon zest. Smooth and thick on the tongue, with strong bitter start moving into a wheaty finish. The texture of this beer is really the most remarkable aspect, but the flavors are well balanced with no overwhelming notes.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz btl. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a nice foamy head. Nose of yeast, citrus, a little musty. Taste of crisp citrus, banana, a hint of sugary sweetness, spicy kick and a boozy finish. Alcohol apparent but not undesirable, warming for sure.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: poured into a snifter. pours a cloudy, murky yellowish orange. Nice white head on top with a great retention rate and very nice lacing.
S: some apples, fig, pears, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of honey in the aroma.
T: rich, sweet flavors. a ton of apple up front with a following of other baked fall fruits. the spices are a little lighter than expected but present. In the end its the honey finish, which I really enjoyed.
M: not as heavy as I expected but it does have a great body. high carbonation level. smooth and crisp as well.
D: its a very nice Belgian strong pale ale, but a little to rich, "pale" wise. solid brew though. Another good Shelton Brothers buy.
drjay44 (2449) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived head, over a hazy, orange gold (SRM 6-7) body....nose is citrus,with a musty cellar smell.....taste is light citrus, bit of spice, slight maple syrup, finishing with a cellar mustiness.....mouth feel is light, alcohol heat is present, carbonation high. This is a not particularly good Triple, and perhaps should be in a different style. It is rather too dark, and lacks the spice and fruitiness one associates with a Triple. The alcohol is a bit high and is too obvious. There are off aromas and flavors. This may have been a poorly handled bottle, but the large variation in recent comments and scores make me wonder about both the importer and the brewery. I will rate it as experienced. BJCP 5/2/12/4/5
rubbishystuff (1736) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this as part of a variety pack at World Market. Some how I just wasn’t a fan of this. It was perfectly good it just didn’t have anything memorable about it. Serving: Bottle
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of hay and pepper. Taste is very bitter throughout, a bit over the top.
JohnnyJ (4046) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark gold pour, foamy white head. Sweet malt, fruit, honey, quite sweet, biscuit, and slightly herbal. K-O is OK.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Bottle sampled at SIB, pours hazy golden orange. Aroma of citrus, candied fruits, honey, and yeast. Flavour of candied fruits, caramel, yeast, citrus, honey and spices. Very enjoyable.
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I dunno, yeah, it pours with a great foamy frothy sudsy thick cream colored head and lots of lace - color is a hazy amber with a little sediment. And the aroma is massively malt and caramel plus yeast... But the flavor is HUGELY SWEET. Way too. Maybe cook with it. I can’t drink it. Body is of course full and round; it does have good carbonation. But the finish is overwhelmingly sweet. Not a session; can’t drink more than a bit.