Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a finger of fine white head. Good retention and plenty of thin lacing. Aroma is fruity, ester, banana, yeasty. Flavor is citrus, fruity, slightly tart. Fading into mild malt, wheat finish. Very slight bitter that lingers. Very fruity and sweet throughout. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture, and a slightly crispy dry finish. Strangely it is even better than I remember on tap. Not necessarily authentically belgian, but a very good beer with strong belgian yeast influence.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Pony Bar UES. Pours cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas of yeast and citrus. Taste is bitter orange pith with some spice. Long bitter finish. Lots goign on here but it doesnít all come toegther like I would have hoped. A decent beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Pretty golden color with a nice fluffy head. Aroma carries with it hints of honey, spice, cloves and slight banana. A very easy sipping beer and very well balanced.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of banana, yeast, coriander, and some lemon. Flavor is similar with the treaty, banana, and coriander. Overall not too bad.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not the greatest Great Divide beer, but Iíve never had a bad beer from them and this isnít the first. Not much that really distinguishes this trippel from others, has a nice, dry, peppery body, almost closer to a golden ale in that respect. Lacking banana, but plenty of citrus.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by csbosox. Bottled Jan 16 printed on label. The pour is hazy a yellow, with a small white head. The aroma is straw, along with sweet maltiness and a clove yeastiness. The taste is the traditional Tripel flavors, natural malt sweetness, hay straw, and a strong clove yeast presence. I noticed a hint of fruit stripe gum as it warmed. Nicely made beer, thanks for sharing Chris.
changeup45 (1669) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled Jan. 2, 2013. This pours a bright golden-orange color that can just barely muster a pencil thin head on top. Yeasty aroma with a strong wet basement smell; some straw, clove, and citrus. Itís sweet initially before some spice kicks in, leading to a semi-dry finish. The flavors are citrusy and floral with some orange blossom sticky notes and a touch of herbal character. There does seem to be too much sugar here but at least the body isnít super thick and syrupy allowing it to still be somewhat refreshing. It would probably be better if it were a tick or two lower in alcohol but this was a pretty solid brew.
bleeng (1461) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours bright hazy orange. Nose is citrus, orange, slight skunk. Taste is a bit sweet, very orangey, a bit tangy and yeasty. Syrupy viscous body. Not the best Iíve had and glad itís only 12 oz.
keanex (1135) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled December 13, 2012.
Appearance: The body is murky pale straw through the edges and orange through the center. The head is thin, but dense, it reminds me of fluffernutter.
Aroma: The aroma is a well balanced medley of oranges, banana, and spice of rye and cloves with light vanilla, a slight hint of alcohol is noted upon swirling.
Taste: The intro is orange packed, with an orange juice vibe to it slightly outshining the malts. The mid-taste adds light banana, spicy rye and pepper notes with a touch of vanilla as orange juice cuts through, but is somewhat balanced while the finish adds mild cloves and lingers of orange juice.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied, full texture, soft carbonation.
Overall: This would be a better beer if they used less orange peel. I feel like they blended orange juice with this, it throws the balance off.
Blairgus (2196) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 Feb 2013, bottle. slightly murky yellow, faintly hazy, lacy thin head. nose is big bananas, coriander, sweet belgian yeast. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. belgian strong ale yeast and alcohol, bananas, oranges, some faint coriander. slightly dry/dusty, maybe even vegetably finish. shame it doesnít live up to its delicious nose!