WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More of a barleywine than a trippel. Nose of American hops, nice touch. Rich slightly hazy gold ... a little deep for a trippel, with almost no head and very little lace. Taste more of bubblegum and alcohol like an American barleywine ... none of the characteristic bready yeasty notes of a Belgian trippel. Not sure what this is but I don’t really care for it. If you feel like an American / Belgian trippel hybrid have a Hoppin Frog or a Hopit. I will certainly give this several more months and see how it develops.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, orange, pineapple, florals, light pine, pear, and clove. Flavor of yeast, peach, orange, and grass with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is a cloudy orange amber with floaties and a one inch white head that falls pretty quickly. Aroma is clove yeast and honey sweetness. Behind that initial aroma is a nice straw element which integrates nicely with the yeast and sweetness. Taste reverses, and starts with the straw, quickly moving to the clove from the yeast and the light honey malt sweetness. Taste is a bit disjointed, not as smooth or integrated as the nose. Palate is medium, oily and mouth coating. Light carbonation, overall an easy to drink Trippel. Nice one, thanks for sharing this Eugene.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, with thanks to Beastiefan2k for sharing. Pours a cloudy orange golden with small white flecks. Aroma is nice with light clove that doesn’t take over, fresh citrus, and some general yeasty spice. Flavor is also nicely done, with more yeasty spice, fresh citrus and gentle clove. This is one of the few that has clove but keeps it in check. Thanks for sharing Eugene.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12ounce 6 pack. pours a clear gold producing a finger thick off white head that fell at a medium rate. the body is gold with a coppery overtone and slight bubbles rising up. the aromas are grassy, citrusy, and slightly yeasty. theres some fruit and floral notes also. it is medium bodied and sweet with a light bitter finish which helps it to balance out. i taste some lemon, low alpha acid hops, light banana, its flowery, and earthy with a really light spice note. it finishes clean and almost crisp with a sweet aftertaste that wasnt bad at all. glad i finally drank this one.
screwbeersnobs (1) - USA - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a great beer. Holy cow some pretentious beer shmucks here. i can throw out superfluous terms too. this is a damn good beer. if you like lagers, a good intro into ale styles.
Seems like FF used a good deal of Amarillo hops with a kick of citrus, ample seafoam head, big citrus fruits/cardamom on the nose...aint i cool.
Hell of a beer. Great offering of an American style tripel- it’s not a traditional Belgian tripel, just an endeavour. That said, this is a truly great American beer, that as a tripel, can most certainly knockout Chouffe’s popular one. I would even take this over a St. Bernardus and other Belgians. To rate this lower than Golden Monkey or Unibroue seems like an awful lot of snobbery.
Serious 5’s to Flying Fish for taking a chance and kicking ass- just try this beer and forget the ratings.
-a NJ native
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a slightly spicy flavor.
TheEpeeist (3499) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
25.4 oz bottle. Foggy orange brown with a lacy white head. Nose is orange, ginger and perfume; odd. Sharp carb, cloying but not sweet. Finishes chalky. Taste is yeasty orangeade and pine with bitter lemon oil.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a murky gold with white head. Aroma is pretty light, some citrus, light malt, faint funk, a little fruity esters. Flavor of crisp citrus, some funkiness, , a little wheat, grainy, faint bitterness. Mouth feel is light-medium body with light, fizzy carbonation. Overall, not bad at all, very easy drinking and refreshing....
mar (5004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. cloudy light brown with a white head. light hops, fruits and yeast aromas. nice on the palate peppery yeast with dried fruits and light hop flavors.