bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy cannoli! This is a good beer. Pardon the Italo-American phrase I use when describing this French/Belgian inspired beer. Eysian Brew Co. sure has established itself as one of the Super-Heavy Weights in the Micro-Brew world. They got everything right when they made their 2011 Tripel.
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light gold yellow, with small white head. Aroma of banana and a hint of malts. Taste is sweet, with wheat, banana, and citrus. I don’t know much about this style, but it kinda tastes like a stronger version of a hef to me...
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The new Bete Blanche is amber, with a slight haze, and not much head. Lightly phenolic and lightly malty aroma. Has some strength, a peppery spiciness, and a firm, slightly bready and slightly crackery malt character. Not exciting but functional.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
’11 @New Belgium-22oz bottle prior to GABF session-pours yellow/gold with a white head. Aroma is clove/banana, some wheat/grain. Taste is clove/banana, some wheat/grain.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with 2 fingers of white head that settled quite quickly leaving some spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is cereal grains with some yeast and spices. Taste is fruity and malty sweet with some yeast and spices and a lingering hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation leave a nice mouth feel. Not one of the better tripels that I have tasted, merely acceptable.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ St. Augustines. Clear gold. Doesn’t look great in taster glass. Sweet white flesh fruit, white plum, loquat, honeydew. Flavors are honeyed wildflower. Soft palate. Not an Elysian classic but nice beer.
Arayaga2 (1707) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubbly gold with thin white head. The aroma is mildly estery, but bread and grass dominate, with some sulfur in the background. Taste is the same, with a bit more bitterness than expected. Overall, fairly drinkable, but I wouldn’t call this a tripel.
CampesinoTino (683) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pale honey golden colored in appearance with lots of creamy white head. Aroma is mostly cloves, honey, barley and yeast. Taste opens up with ripe bananas, cloves, brown sugar and malt along with a slightly off-balanced alcohol note in the background. The body is creamy with robust carbonation and finishes dry with more malt and cloves. Decent but could definitely use more complex fruit flavors and a higher ABV.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color/ fleeting white head. Pils malt, candi sugar, earthy, belgian spice aromas with mild celery. Medium body with average co2. Lightly dry pils malt, straw flavors with mildly sweet candi sugar, belg spices--good American Tripel
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, light coriander, light banana, and some pear. Poured gold/yellow/slight amber in color with a medium-sized, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Some tiny particles. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of banana, hop, Belgian yeast, clove, light coriander, and some fruit. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, finish is lightly dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.