Jow (2005) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stagshead. Pours pretty golden with white head. nose if fruity and bready. tastes of vanilla, tropical fruits, yeast, earth, white pepper, light butterscotch. not as big of flavor as really good triples though.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super clear and with a firm persistent head. Sweet pears and a familiar Belgian yeast dominate the nose. I’m not familiar with Yerba Mate but I guess it must contribute a lightly earthy note and heaps and heaps of apple and pear flavor. Some real bitterness and a strange light smokiness mingle with a fruity sweetness.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at 16 Tons. Yellow/amber pour with a big, bubbly white head. Herbal and floral with Belgian yeast and light citrus, this one really did not meld together well in my opinion.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light amber with a sheet of white. Smells of classic American style triple Ashlee and just a hint of yerba. Taste follows asking the same with sweet notes and a little bit of coriander.mouth feel its a little hi with smooth carb.decent, but nothing special
Serving type: on-tap
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Nice. Not a great tripel, but a very nice beer. I was a bit tired when I started trying this and the caffeine in it must be very high because halfway through I was wide awake and slightly anxious.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark yellow to very light orange. Let’s just call it golden. It had a small, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left just barely fair lacing. The aroma had light to moderate pale malts, light-colored bread, and biscuit; light to moderate herbal and grassy hops; light to moderate spicy yeast; lighter earthy hops; slight funk; banana; some sort of herbal tea; and light fruits. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet; light to moderately acidic and slight to lightly bitter. There was pale malt, spicy yeast, slightly earthy yeast, herbal tea, light-colored fruits, honey, white bread, cake, slight funk, biscuit, and floral hops. The light to medium body leaned toward medium and was syrupy and a bit oily and then slightly dry with soft but tingly carbonation and a dry and slightly astringent finish.
Smurf2055 (1394) - 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.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a clear, deep golden color with a moderately full, white, fluffy head which settles a rocky layer and leaves scattered lace. The nose is odd with herbal notes mostly; light star anise, some pepper, clove, bready, caramelly, light citrus, and some graham cracker. The flavor is similar with leafy notes, Oreo crumbs, pepper, light clove, anise, light citrus, and some earthy yeast. The palate is medium, soft to lively, watery, and velvety. The finish is bitter, citrus, anise, leafy notes, and some clove in there. Actually a decent beer but not very trippel-like. The spicing was nice but did not add to the style of the beer. Inn the end, the beer drank more like a Single but the end result was fairly marginal.
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thick, hazy straw color with a very large, foamy, off-white head with great retention, but lighter cling and lacing. The aroma featured floral hops and yeast, along with some grainy notes, and of course a modest presence of yerba mate. Its taste was a blend of sour grain and yerba mate with a lighter floral sweetness in the beginning. The yerba mate flavor became more pronounced as the beer developed, and tasted surprisingly similar to the actual herbal drink. It had a very dry body and mouthfeel with a somewhat harsh, dry finish, and had average carbonation and life. Not a bad beer, and worth a try, but yerba mate and beer are not an ideal combination.
tia (852) - 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.
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap last night at Blind Tiger with Erica, Matt, Steph. Also had it on tap there 12.20.2012 with Maggi, Andy, James, Christian. Opaque pale yellow pour into tulip. Sweet and cloying, with sweet and pleasingly zesty yeast profile that made it taste almost like a saison or hefe. Didn’t have much of the medicinal flavor that I kind of dislike about abbeys.