Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange/amber with a small head.
Nose shows herbal hops, spicy Belgian phenols, booze, some light syrupy malt. Some fruit shows up later.
More spicy phenolic notes as flavours along with slightly solvent-like booze. some light fruit again. A bit too boozy.
Carbonation could be higher.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bobby’s house, shared by GT. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Sweet fruit, pineapple, orange, and banana aromas. A bit of yeast, some booze, white pepper, and sugar. Really nice sweetness with a subtle citrus tartness on the finish. Flavor is fairly sweet. Lots of pineapple, sugar, and banana. Yeast, some light alcohol, white pepper, and yeast. Solid.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL. Pours a hazy light orange, yellow foam. Nose is cheesy, kumquat, dishwater. Taste is sugary sweet, bitter tree bark. Palate is richer, pretty nice but not fresh.
ContemplateBeer (1823) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Moderate grapefruit presence, nearly balanced by honey and a bit of rosemary; like an IPA/Saison. Appearance: Cloudy gold with a bubbly white head. Flavor: Some cheesecloth/rosemary with grapefruit balance. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, very lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: A nice marriage of styles, but doesn’t reach the heights of other DdC beers for me.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 oz bottle. Hazy orange with a snowy white head. Nose is citrus pith, tangerine and toffee with a hint of catty pine. Syrupy medium body with dull prickles and some heat. Taste is honey, grass, sweet basil and orange peel. The hops have faded nicely but still help to counter the typical cloy of a tripel.
Ferris (8945) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Draft - Sweet, herbal, light grass and weirdly meaty. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Alcohol, herbal, bitter and just not great. Sadly a miss. Draft - Very sweet with lots of fruity notes and some grass. Much better than the first time, but very sweet and sticky.
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5oz bottle, from Party Source. Notches in bottle are for 0 and 4, not sure how to understand that yet. Mostly clear golden orange color. Little white head, leaves good rows of lace. Kind of a sweet taste, candy sugar. Citrus flavor, some passionfruit. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Bigger body, kind of a slick finish. Solid, interesting, but doesn’t work quite as well as I’d hoped. A bit unnecessarily sweet.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel and pale malts, light citrus hops, and hints of fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good Belgian Tripel, but it could have more hoppiness since it’s made with citra hops.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 bottle offered by glouglouglouburp. what a nice fella! creamed yellow hue. aroma of big juicy potent pineapple fruit. cotton candy offered. some toasted marshmellow as well. bitter resin offering provides some balance against the sweet melon booze fruits. neat fruit character. unique brew. Too muchy boozy honeydew. IIPA- barley wine- Tripel hybrid of some sort. fine, high boost.
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Sweet tropcical fruit aromas. Soft yet full with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to sharp citrus and tropical fruit and yeast in the lasting warm finish. Nice - I miss new Dieu du Ciel offerings.