Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, glowing orange hue. Best enjoyed chilled, though not cold. Overtones of concentrated bitter orange citrus, with undertones of candi sugar, mild Belgian yeast, Elmer's glue and more bitter citrus. Citrus bitterness and Belgian yeast linger in finish. Mildly sweet on palate, though not cloying or syrupy, with above-average bitterness for style. Med-plus bodied, with concentrated flavors and detectable alcohol. Definitely a bitter, hop forward triple. Overall, this was a classic, well made triple, with a pleasant twist of citrus and bitterness added. Though in the end, I've lost my general interest for triples and simply need to avoid them all together, regardless of the various small, unique differences between individual triples... They're just not my thing.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
msnelling09 (153) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a deep and oranging yellow, with a head of medium sized bubbles that eventually fades to a scrim. In body the beer is opaque and hazy with no sight of the other side of the glass. The beer leaves a light lacing of droopy bubbles on the glass, and a slick set of alcoholic legs. On the nose, the beer smells like a bristling DIPA. Huge, popping citrus and pine gushes over the nose with light hints of sticky, hot alcohol and a little bit of catty scents. Grapefruit pith and pine sap really stick on the nose from this beer, but I only get a light touch of pineapple funk from the Belgian yeast. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet and then drying and bitter with big, hot alcohol which is nicely cushioned by the other flavors. Citric acidity plays in alongside the booze, and provides a nice wetting on the tongue. The balance of this beer is a little boozy sweet, but the hop bitters do pull the beer together nicely. In the mouth the beer feels on the plus side of medium in body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little chewy, but bites at the start of the taste. The mouth is left sticky with a bitter, resin feeling and a dryness on the back of the tongue. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet citric grapefruit and pine resin, this unfolds into slightly cloying alcohol, spicy hops and some nice finishing bitters. Slight clove notes linger in the finish and aftertaste, reminding me that this is an American Tripel, and not a DIPA, but overall this beer is a nice blend of booze and bitters. The tripel character really comes out in the mouthfeel of this beer, but lacks a little in flavor, which isn’t horrible. I do wish the booziness was turned a little down and that I could get some banana/clove/Trappist funk and other nice phenolic notes. The phenols in this beer are gentle beneath the bitters and alcohol, but as the beer warms they do come out a bit and add a nice spice to the beer. This is a great boozy sipper that will feed your bitter-beer desires.
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy/translucent dark gold with a slight creamy off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit/esters. Near full bodied. Flavor is citrus and tropical fruit. Quite hoppy. A little bite towards the finish. Which is dryish, earthy and fruity. Quite tasty!!!
drfabulous (3903) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from The Beer Trappe. Big banana and yeasty taste followed by some tropical fruit. Pretty tasty. High ABV not noticeable.
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of pineapple, yeast, lemongrass, citrus, grass, orange peel and malt. Medium body.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit aroma with light yeast and light hay. Summer fruit and malt flavor with light yeast and light spice. Medium bodied. Summer fruit and spice linger with light yeast, light pine, and light tropical fruit.
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours hazy golden with a small whit head leaving good lacing and having good retention.. Nose is huge citrus hops and light banana, yeast and dough. Very balanced nose with a good hop kick. Taste shows big citrus hops, light banana, a little heat - but a pleasing warmth, light spice and heavy doughy yeast. Lengthy. Really good stuff. Booze barely comes through. Very, very enjoyable
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubblegum lychee smell, very thin body for the alcohol content. Very clean and crisp and definite Citra flavor with a tiny bit of funk while it’s on the tongue. Crisp and dry finish with a lingering hoppy sour aftertaste. Excellent.
baraciisch (1801) - USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden orange in color... Aroma of citrus hops, candi sugar... Flavor is candi sugar, citrus, stone fruits, Belgian yeast with alcohol notes coming through on palate... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am a fan of IPAs mostly, but once in a while a great tripel comes along, and this is one of those. Another great brew from Dieu du ciel.