Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There’s a lot going on here. Fruity--apricots and summer-fresh plums; spicy--coriander, white pepper; and caramel. Not extremely fizzy but still a good mouthfeel. Bottle.
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some peppery yeast notes is interesting. Taste is a mix between somewhat overly sweet malt with notes of peppery yeast. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but just a bit too sweet for the style and a bit more complexity in the ester would have been a good improvement.
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours light yellow the taste is quite light a bit belgian yeast in there. overall this stuff is alright and drinkable
Hair6a11 (1321) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #19 : Pour is murky light golden with a fine bubbled white head that retains on the average side in this glass. Sticky lacing is present in this glass (a tulip) as well. The nose is a little sweet, grains, grassy hops, and fruits, like peaches. The flavor profile, i thought initially, was a fairly proper belgian, but those fruit esters and general sweet bread notes don’t quite mesh for me; in the mean time, the finish is a little sweet, and a little bitter as well. Its a decent Belgian but...
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty good brew, bananas and other soft fruits come through and blend well with the spices. didnt realize how high the abv was until now. surprisingly drinkable
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a light gold from 22oz bomber - Epic did some nice things with this one: banana and cloves in your face with some mildly sweet notes of butterscotch and banana bread. Really smooth, nice effort.
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable tripel flavors. Belgian candy with a little hop presence. Fairly easy palate for a style that can sometimes come across as harsh. Good effort here.
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Epic tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 8/11/11. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Malty nose with Belgian esters, pepper, herbs and citrus. Citrusy and syrupy sweet flavor with malt and herbs before a banana finish.
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle poured a golden color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice to see these brews in the Triangle! Semi-cloudy golden pour with a moderate but quickly fading carbonation. Would that it held a champagne-like level longer, as the brew is sort of anonymously strong golden but without the effervescence and hoppiness of those I enjoy the most. It’s decently flavorful and bold, with at least a semi-dry finish. But overall it was a bit too slick and sweet for my taste.