trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head that fades quickly and leaves hardly any lacing. Smells of biscuits and light Belgian yeast. Tastes likewise with some tropical flavors and has a semi tart aftertaste I’m assuming from the yerba mate. Mouthfeel is very light with hardly any carbonation and a dry finish. Overall this was kind of dissapointing for a tripel. I don?t think yerba mate and Belgian yeast mix well together. Not terrible just not what I expected.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from State Line, Elkton, MD. Cloudy golden pour with a fluffy, silky looking head. Nose is very dry, which I vastly prefer to the estery mess of most American tripels. Playful mouthfeel, a pretty significant spiciness on the palate. And more of that to taste, as the brew is grassy and yeasty as fuck. Noble hop additions benefit the brew, and what might be a fairly anonymous base is enlivened by this among other additions.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of passion fruit and other fruit notes, along with some Belgian yeast and some biscuit malt. The flavor is completely different. I get the same tropical fruit and yeast from the aroma, but I also get a big load of herb notes - which I assume is from the Yerba Mate. There is also a light amount of tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ben4321 (5552) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 8/16/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet, some fruit, spice, Belgian yeast, cookie, candied sugar and light tea
Appearance: It pours a hazed golden color with a small, slightly fizzy white head, and light lace
Flavor: The taste is moderately sweet, yeast, tea, a plus-spice component, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a fizzy carbonation, a clean feel, and a slightly dry finish
Here goes the 1st of the series, which is my 3rd (in reverse order from 3-1). Anyway, this one is pretty interesting. The nose is rather sweet, but the sweetness is balanced out by the spice and light bitterness in the flavor. Overall, it works decently well, but it isn’t a standout.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at some obscure beer festival in Alaska this past January. Clear golden color with white head. Pils malt, candi sugar, earthy mate, dry spice aromas. Medium bodied. Earthy mate flavors with pils malt, candi sugar, spicy yeast--good Trip
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber: Pours light orange with a light white head. Seemed light for a tripel. Aroma is sour, slightly grassy hops and bready yeast. Taste is peaty, slightly smoky. Complex with nice malt and good balance. Slightly bitter on the finish.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aroma of bread, spice, light earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, spice, eartrhiness and a hint of fuittiness with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by MaltDawg at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spice, tea, bread, tin, stone fruits. The taste is sweet bready malts, tea, earth, bitter hops and faint toasted malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering spice.
obguthr (5483) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malt nose. Golden pour, medium head. Funk and light malt flavor. No alcohol detected, light body. Drinks like a single, quite tame.
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 18th RG. Yellow gold with white head and light lacing. Smells like grassy tart bubble gum. Very clean light tart flavor. Slight wateriness.