ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 2/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color that’s not particularly cloudy, but has plenty of yeast particles suspended in the body. However, it doesn’t look particularly carbonated. The head is a two finger white color. The texture is quite good, the retention is solid, and the lacing left down the glass is attractive if sparse.
S: Wow, I’m finding myself enjoying the subtle grapefruity hop qualities here. They really blend well with the pale malts and candied sugar expected from a tripel. Even better, the aroma is evidently strong, emanating from far beyond the glass.
T: Light grapefruit hops open things up very nicely, before the stone fruit esters and candied sugar finish the flavor profile - even though the sweetness is a bit much, it conceals the alcohol fantastically. There is a modicum of complexity here, but it lacks elite depth. I also wish this had just a bit more in the way of hops, but hey, it’s an older bottle.
M: This doesn’t feature the zealous carbonation I’d expect from the style. As such, it comes off a bit too syrupy (combined with its sweetness and thick texture). Still, it lightens/dries up on the finish and aftertaste some.
O: Quite the pleasant surprise for me. I’m enjoying the hell out of the American bent (read: citrusy hops) to this otherwise standard-issue tripel. Ramp up the carbonation slightly and we could be really looking at something spectacular here. Having said that, it does more than enough to make it a worthy alternative to La Fin Du Monde.
barroso2501 (36) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveja com bom balanço entre sabores maltados e lúpulo, mas um pouco doce e com álcool acentuado.
John25 (1174) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark bright gold with a white ring head. Aroma is clove and banana yeast. The taste is sweet with big floral hops. Soft carb with a very rich mouthfeel. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DSteensen26613 (2) - - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is refreshing, not overbearing. Not a heavyweight beer. Nice accompaniment to tapas or artisanal pizza.
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Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an american trippel has kinda an odd aroma. sweet bologna, clove. taste is strong clove, some smoked elements.
swillguzzler99 (168) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 ounce bottle. Absolutely beautiful pour. Light gold translucent with a tinge of white head. Heavy nose with above-mentioned ingredients. Citrus sweet, hides the alcohol well, but you feel the warmth. Not a tripel in a literal sense, but a delicious beer.
blklab2007 (2106) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle use by 12-01-15. Pour has a dark golden color with a thin layer of white head. Aroma has sweet malts, banana, flowery hops, and light spice. Mouth feel is medium with low side carbonation. Flavor is richly malted, sweet, hop bitterness, boozy, and some mild spice.
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent representation of the Belgian style. Soft carbonation, esters, little hoppier than typical tripel, sweet, but definitely not cloying, some over-ripe banana tones. A bit of a zing in the mouth feel at the finish. Good stuff.
DocMcGrain (43) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought I would hate it, based on the smell. However, it was sweet, not too barky, refreshing, and super-powerful. Julie got it on draft, and we liked it so much I may get a case.
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hfmejias (1082) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, clear with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of fruit (mostly banana), floral notes, some malts and some yeast. Taste is also fruity and sweet, a bit boozy, you can also taste some spicy notes and some yeast. Certainly very Belgian like, well executed and quite enjoyable.
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light orange pour with a smaller soapy white head. Yeast and candi sugar sweetness. Mild citrus, some floral notes. A touch dry on the finish. Nice.