BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light alcohol, spicy hops and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at special brews. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a creamy thin off white head. Classic green apples and sweet cream nose showing plenty of dust as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Dusty, toasty mid palate with apples and sweet cream, dark dusty finish. Solid tripel.
joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear copper color with nice beige head. Nice clean fruity aroma. Very clean well balanced hoppy taste. Nice clean mouth feel. Overall a good beer but nothing great.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured at the Publican, on tap. Golden color with three fingers white head. Smell is faint banana and clove. Taste is light and crisp, gum and light citrus. It’s decent, but nothing special.
PacNWDad (64) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into an ale mug. Rich golden color. The slightest bit of cloudiness - is there a secondary fermenation? One finger of head on the pour, dissipates fairly quickly, but a bit lingers for quigte some time. Not much lace on the sides of the glass - just a few dots here and there. Aroma is different than I would expect. Some malted barley. Some esters and phenols, somewhat like papaya. Some grassy notes. Flavor is reminiscient of Duvel - rich and sweet, with some of the earthy almost peaty flavor I get with a Belgian blonde. Decent amount of hops from the boil, perhaps the herbal qualities of the yerba mate as well, means it finishes dry, almost astringent. Rich body, with mild carbonation. Overall, a fun beer and I am looking forward to the next installment from one of my favorite local Seattle breweries.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Malty without being too sweet. Aroma has some yeastiness. Rathe full bodied. I could not taste the yerba mate.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured cloudy golden. Appealing aromatics showing esters and some
banana. The Yerba mate is not apparent and this, while tasty is, at the end of the day, an ordinary domestic take on a Belgian Tripel. This turned a bit dull as it warmed up.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABBF. The description of this beer scared me a little, so I figured I better drink up in case we’re all on a collision course. Hazy golden brown color, thin white head. Aroma of funky straw and citrus. Taste starts sweet then spiced with some orange peel. Interesting.