drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler shared with Gabe. Pours an initially fluffy, rapidly collapsing white head, with attractive lacing, over a clear, dark yellow (SRM 5) body.....nose is bubblegum/banana, with honey and floral tones....taste is quite sweet to start, with layers of honey, and additional candi sugar tones, finishing with light spice and a bit of pepper......mouth feel is light and slightly hot, carbonation is medium and adds a nice mouth feel. There is no doubt this is a Triple, but it is overly sweet, and the complex phenols and esters are not there. BJCP 5/3/12/4/6
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - clear golden pour - like most american-made tripels, this one is really honey sweet - a bit too much so - flavors of pear and apple - some toasted grain and spicy character, as well as a light bitterness try to balance this out, but do kind of a half-assed job - there are some decent aspects, it is just a bit cloying.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of butter, yeast, and candi sugar. Flavor of coriander, burnt grain, yeast, and pear with a dry finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours bright flourescent yellow with a big poofy white head. Very grainy and malty in a just-sparged way. This beer was disappointingly light.
Earlier Rating: 2/10/2007 Total Score: 3.7
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours golden with a large white head. Aromas of perfume and bubble gum and cotton candy. This has a solid tripel hoppy medicinal taste and a drying finish. Pretty darn good.
waolsen (1338) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at brewery. golden pour wtih thin head and lacing. bubble gum, yeast and spice aroma. up front sweet and sugary. not very subtle.
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler poured a clear gold with a lasting ring of off white foam. Aromas of pear, apple, spice, light pineapple and light cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of pear, apple, spice and light cookie with a smooth sweet finish.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. clear straw with white head. stale, peppery nose. gross. wheaty, orange peel, and yeasty. not good.
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Pours clear light yellow with an average white frothy head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, barnyard) with notes of light alcohol, banana, pineapple and vegetable. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Dry Dock Brewery Tasting Room. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruits (pears), light yeast and lightly spicy. Tastes of fruits (apples) and spices (spicy apples). Medium sweet (not as sweet as most American Tripels - which is a good thing!). Light alcohol finish (but not 9.4%).
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery. this is better every time i get a glass.
clear golden honey body with a thick white head. fresh floral sugar nose with some light pear, a touch of passion fruit and a \n earthy yeast aroma that i really like. really sweet flavor, that hides the high abv well. fruitiness is not one sided, the singed yeast and plum notes cover a lot here. drier than expected finish some strawberry and honey linger with a warmth that really gets me going. this is one i expect to rerate for a while. it has gotten better with each week that passes and i hope to have quite a few weeks to see this get better.