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.
hfmejias (872) - 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 (7104) - Burnsville, 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.
skmikeg (1047) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, dank hops, tropical fruits, candied belgian yeast, ripe sour fruits, and some musty grapes. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with the addtion of some very light booze. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, semi dry, slightly warming, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty trippel that is pretty hoppy for the style.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - perfumey hop character, spicy, light alcohol present with a slight tropical fruit angle
Appearance - pale golden color, hazy, small dissipating white head, little to no retention.
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, light carbonation...almost wish for a spritzier beverage
Flavor - pine needles and caramel up front. Old juicy oranges, spices, some staw notes too. Surprisingly sweet thought the alcohol helps zap the malts somewhat. Tasty.
Overall - Complex and tasty, a nice example of an above average tripel. Very flavorful and a single bottle won’t break the bank.
solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done, with well balanced coriander and florals. This is much better than some of their stuff I had a couple years ago - good to see them coming along. Golden hazy pour, thickish consistency. Light sweet finish. Very drinkable. Bottle from Chevy Chase.
Tstamba (371) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at White Oak Tavern, served in a goblet. Hazy yellow gold with fading white head and lacing. Nice combo of city's and floral hops with malt sweetness and spicy Belgian yeast. Well done.
BierMeHoos (188) - Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. It pours a golden hazy yellow with great lacing and a soapy white head. Smells pretty good - definitely some spicy notes. The taste is very good, and the palate is very smooth, pretty much what I expect from belgian-style trippels. Very good American Trippel.
brigg (524) - 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 (2315) - 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 (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, 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.