MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear bright golden body, medium tall sudsy creamy white head. aroma is fresh grapefruit rind, hoppy for a tripel. also a lkittle sweaty/pissy/yeasty. maybe a little dried tropical fruit in the aroma too. flavor starts caramel malty sweet, a little spicy like white pepper, dried pineapple chunks and grapefruit sections with rind. some earthy yeast and then very dry/astringent hop bitterness. a little boozy/herbal/ginny in the aftertaste.
brigg (500) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear orange body, small disappearing head. Aroma of bread, tangerine, cherry, lightly spiced. Full bodied, oily texture, light/soft carbonation. Moderately sweet, honey, orange, yeast, mild hop.
Ed5388 (1974) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads. A NJ brew if passed on 100 times. Finally giving it a shot. Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of foamy white head. Aroma of apples, Belgian yeast, clove, and sweet candied sugar. Taste of candied sugar, citrus zest, bready malts, Belgian yeast, and hints of apple.
ffaoe (224) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hoppy aroma. golden and clear with a fast fading head. slight malt taste up front then strong hoppy finish. hoppy/sweet aftertaste.
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a golden yellow with a foamy white head in my snifter at home. Aroma is fruity, Belgian yeasts, bread dough, sweet nectars, and spices. The taste was mote muted than the aroma but basically the same. A little bit of a farty finish with bread, spices and yeasts. Carbonated, medium light body. Overall not bad.
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, aged for approx 1.5 years (2012 release). So they were right, it aged pretty well! It pours a golden hazy yellow with great lacing and a soapy white head. My sniffer’s pretty shot due to allergies, but it’s quite stinky, and it smells pretty good - definitely some spicy notes that have been bottled up for a while! The taste is very good, and the palate is very smooth, pretty much what I expect from belgian-style tripels. It can hold its own with the big dogs.
obabu (3) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garrafa. Aroma incrível de lúpulos cítricos, ótimo! Sabor não traz todo o amargor que o aroma promete, mas é extremante equilibrado com o dulçor. Residual muito equilibrado e sem calor alcoólico. Baita ceva!
conway (1315) - - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy light gold with a quickly dissipating 1 finger white head. Aroma is wheat, orange, clove and Belgian yeast. Taste is tangerine, alcohol and sweet malt. Rich thick palate with medium carbonation. Big and tasty.
keanex (1388) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Beautifully clear golden-orange body with a dense light tan head on top. Very clean and flat head with good retention.
Aroma: The aroma is light with floral notes, hints of sweet orange, orange rind, hints of lemon and a touch of red apples.
Taste: This is a nicely balanced beer with sweet citrus, yeast, a touch of bubblegum, and a hint of vanilla on the finish. Clove is very subdued and the finish is slightly sweet with a hint of apples, sort of a semi-sweet cider finish. This drinks nicely.
Palate: Full-bodied, light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is less hoppy than I remember and also sweeter than I remember. It’s not my favorite tripel, even with it being designated as an American Tripel. I do think that it’s a good value though for those looking for a unique take on the style.
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
how dare ye puny mortals defile what once was my favorite style?! Clear gold pour soapy head. aroma of apple juice, human urine?! some yeast too. tastes like malt bomb. alcohol is smooth. Tastes too fruity. sorta creamy mouth feel. real mixed bag here.
ibrubeer (77) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pretty clear, slightly cloudy. Nice Belgian aroma. Subtle flavor notes of banana and clove, but not to the extent of a hefe. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is!