marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This copper ale poured into an Arend glass with a nice white head and a toffee aroma. There is an intense caramel flavor with some carbonation and slight banana ester. Tastes real good.
TBone (13716) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 750ml (BS, BB 02/2010).
A bit leaked bottle. Hazy orange color, small white head. Fruity, yeasty and dusty aroma. Crisp carbonatiion. Yeasty fruity (peach marmalade), a bit spicey and alcoholic flavor. Same dusty yeastyness in the flavor than in the nose. Quite simple tripel.
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ’t Brugs Beertje. Pours golden amber with creamy, lacing white head. Fruit and caramel aromas. Mild flavors of citrus, light stone fruit and toffee. Finishes a bit astringent. It ends rather dry and deliteful. Reminds of good caramel corn. :)
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Zipps Fall 2008. This foil topped bottle has great packaging, hiding a mediocre beer. Light gold color. Some sugar and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Very heavily carbonated. A little sweet in the flavor with sugar and yeast, but completely lacking in complexity like the best tripels.
--2/25/10. some improvement with age.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden color with huge white head. Aroma was of light fruits, grass and tons of yeast. Flavor was much the same lots of grass hops refreshing brew from a style that has been letting down here of late.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - APR 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, golden colour with a blond, medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and moderately yeasty malty aroma with notes of coriander, lemon and ginger. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Robust malty base, slightly sugary with coriander spice and a present alcoholic note. Medium-dry, sweet malty and slightly bitter finish with a shy hoppy touch. Needs more hops and less spices, but is still a likeable brew (26.IV.09).
eaglefan538 (2926) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cletus if I’m not mistaken. The bottle opening was loud with a pssssft. Pour featured a generous white colored head, full hazy golden colored body. The aroma was full of yeast, grass, some golden lighter fruits. The flavor followed suit, light fruity esters, yeast, firm full spicey grassy hops that really kept this dry and clean. Lacking the phenolic depth that I’d love in a tripel, but a dandy brew. The mouthfeel was clean, warding off any stickiness that can kill this style. Thanks, John, for the brew.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1892-20081206] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Mild hoppy citrus aroma background with soapy evergreen hints. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Hoppy orange citrus flavour has mild lemon pip and a dry finish. Medium body. Good.
(c/o swoopjones, w/ him, others)
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009)
Rich gold, hazy, small head. Light peachy aroma, some swimming pool. Lively carbonation. Typical belgian tripel - sweet malts, and a touch of light graininess. Some orange zest and sherbet on the finish. Plenty of light malts, and some beautiful but subtle flowery buddy hops. That would be this beer’s strong point if only they had more assertiveness to really shine.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, yeast, light barnyard, and caramel. Flavor of spicy yeast, citrus, and candi sugar.