BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Light but rich gold pour. White head. Fruit yeast nose. Taste is sticky fruit and banana. Good stuff.
bpreo (2365) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 When I lived in Duluth/Superior in 2008 and 2009, I would go the Fitger’s every Wednesday night and watch Charlie Parr perform, and drink some of this great beer. Everyone recommended I try this one.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with thin white head. Aroma is very light, mostly caramel. Flavor is vanilla caramel with subtle citrus notes. Body is fairly light but still creamy with med. carbonation.
Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-hazy dark golden brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates to a white ring. Aroma of strong alcohol fumes with raisin, dark pitted fruits, a hint of banana and some pear. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of banana esters, some yeast, apricots, a hint of pear and some sharp spice. Finish is semi-sweet, a tad metallic from the high alcohol with a lingering banana and alcohol aftertaste. It’s strong!
JK (5591) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winterfest 2009. This is a success. Alcohol in the aroma and flavor, but not too much for the style. Dark, fermenting fruit, plums, raisins. Lots of sweet malt and sugar.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the brewpub: A nice surprise to see this on the board out of how many times I’ve either missed it or just didn’t review due to being at a beerfest. Well worth the wait...
Limpid light brownish orange color, quite hazy looking with a very thin capping of white foam mostly sitting at the edges. Small bits of lace graze the 10oz glass within which it was served. And at only $3.00 for the 10oz, was a pretty good price I thought.
Light aroma of berries, pear, and Belgian candied sweetness. Quite fresh and fruity with a bit of caramel to its backing, but altogether a bit too light. Would’ve been great to have this be much more forward on the nose.
However, taste wise this was quite the spectacle of yummyness. Nicely soft, clean, creamy berryness ensues with a oily ease of lightly sweet sugaryness of fruit juices and malt. Notes of pear, apple, candied orange, and raisin begin to develope but stays favorably well-balanced with a big malty soothing undercarriage of caramely goodness and straight forward malt tone of sweet fruits. I really enjoyed the taste of this one. Has great fruity flavors and an altogether big malt body giving it a soothing creamy, nearly silky ease in texture to go down. Soft fulfilling rich malty finish lets off a sliced smidgeon of heated spice too. Yum.
Feel is pretty malty smooth. Just about medium with a lightness to it at frist but grows expedentially as it goes. Creamy, soothing, soft, subtle, and caring nature of carbonation and overall body. A relaxing comfortable brew to behold. Great flavor profile and malty richness thats well-balanced and not to over eager and boozy. Listed at 8%, this was a fucking gem compared to the Blue Label reserve dubbel.
Had 2 of these without any problem. A very nice brew. Again, to bad that for the most part, Fitger’s flat out refuses to growler they’re bigger brews such as this. As I begged for one, and only left with a Starfire Pale instead.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was pretty good, but didn’t really feel like much of a tripel. Brown amber body with a ring ofr head. banana and some other fruit yeast aroma. Bit of alcohol with some pepper, banana, and some thick sweet maltyness with hints of alcohol here and there.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GTMW 06. After trying the El Nino and Redbeard from Fitgers, I figured they couldn’t miss. Oops. Slight haze, muddy amber body with no head. The aroma is banana and apricots. The flavor is apricots, peach, banana and pepper, fairly sweet. Full, sticky body.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-tinted hazy dark golden pour, with no head, except for a white rim. Estery fruit profile wafts, backed with sugary sweet malt notes. Oily orange flavors, backed with a strong ester and hexane profile. Alcohol is absorbed in the front end, making a beautiful, hardly noticable appearance. Carbonation is light. Back end of flavor profiule is extremely sweet, with a good kick of orange, apricot and fresh yeast. Hops are limited to distant notes. Palate is coating, with a sugary honey dry oak aftertaste.
badgerben (4776) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goldish color. Sweet aroma with a bit o’ spice. Tangy taste to be sure... A little sweet as well along with some malt. There is some maltiness that comes in at the end. The alcohol wasn’t particularly well hidden. Odd Tripel.