b3shine (3471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy gold with white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, banana, and clove with a fairly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, only more robust. Solid on the palate. A solid example of the style.
troupos40 (50) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No head, not much in the way of aromas, but banana, clove, bubblegum, and citrusy flavors, very pleasing. Really enjoyed this one
sitzds (132) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ashley’s Ann Arbor. Hazy golden with white foam that leaves rings. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, yeast, pepper, and clove. Taste is slightly sweet, strongly yeasty, gently bitter. Medium body, active carbonation, dry finish.
Turdferguson23 (2) - USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent beer. A Top 10 beer. One of the better Belgian Trippels out there.
superspak (1889) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy esters; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately crisp and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great tripel! All around great complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Jarhody (1) - - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer. Definitely top 10. Compare all other Tripels to this beer. Candi sugar comes thru nice.
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Mittenator (863) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at hopcat in EL. Yellow/gold with an off white head. Strong banana and clove. Bubble gum and banana.
blackflag321 (384) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft with a meal. Ripe, sweet, dark fruit. Thick and heavy palate. Good beer to drink with food.
EricTeusink (423) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Lost Notebook Files Beer #24. I did it. I cleared my entire backlog. Feels damn fine. Need to drink some beer. Pours pale amber with average head. Booze and caramel on the nose. Lively mouthfeel. Sweet yet not overpowering flavor. Bottle - Siciliano’s Specialty Market - Grand Rapids, MI
mattyhennessy (105) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet and earthy. The Belgian yeast flavour is very defined. A strong smoky flavour, however surprisingly smooth to drink for the abv. Very poor head retention however, which is perhaps the only let down for this beer and is surprising due to the high carbonation. The strong yeast flavour combines perfectly with the sweetness of the citrus. One of my favourites. Best enjoyed from a snifter.