Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant aroma of coriander, wheat and yeast. Bright yellow color with no foam. Remarkably smooth flavors of vanilla, orange, coriander, wheat and honey. Nice caramel undertones present more on the finish. Overall, it’s very drinkable and smooth. Well masked alcohol. I’d give this an A- rating.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with very thin frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is very earthy, notes of grass and caramel, cereal. Flavor is corriander, cereal, candi sugar and alcohol. Body is light with very active carbonation.
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
10 ounce sample on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Denver. Aroma has a lemon rind and grains of paradise character. Fairly sweet, with a good dose of citrus. Moderately hazy golden body with a medium white head. Good lacing, too. Starts with sweet, sugary, lemony character. Becomes a little spicy in the middle with mild barnyard yeast esters. Finishes with more sweetness. Rather under-attenuated.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial Blue moon. Taste is belgian wit very simple and sweet. not great but really not bad i suppose.
DialSquare (2925) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Market Square liquors. Murky yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is straw, pepper, clove, yeast. Tripel tastes with orange blossom, citrus zest, funky yeast, wheat, pepper. Pretty nice.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like a strong blue moon, big Belgian flavors, decent. Pretty good stuff
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit hazy, yellow orange appearance with a small white head. Spicy, wheat/cereal malty, vanilla, very spicy yeasty, light banana aroma. Juicy banana/lemon, prickly spicy yeasty, thick citrus peel, coriander, chewy bready, big sweet wheat malty flavor.
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orangish pour, white head. Tripel or imperial blue moon? I really felt as if I was drinking a jacked up blue moon. It looked a lot the same and tasted a lot the same. Dont get me wrong, it was better than a blue moon, but not by tons.
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose heavy on orange peel with some coriander, there’s bright citric malt and classic peppery and floral Belgian tripel yeast. Hazy bright yellow sun body with a clingy bright white head. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly more sweet, a little too heavy on the coriander with beautiful slow-build warmth in the back of the throat after the lemon and heavy orange peel have started to pass. Yeast character is nice here, really clean but with pleasant pepper and floral notes. Full body, alcohol seems more like 6.5-7% than 8.3% bv, and I can see myself buying this often in the future; something of a straightened, Americanized tripel (and that doesn’t mean heavy hopping), but a delicious one!
GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I just had a New Belgium Trippel before this so this should be interesting. Orabelle pours a hazy, light orange color with very little head. Aroma is not impressive and the typical Belgian notes are lacking. There are faint hints of yeast, coriander and maybe some lemon but overall everything is very bland. Taste follows the nose but there is a sort of chemical taste and this is not what I would expect in a tripel. It tastes more like a high abv hefeweizen. The body is medium and the slightly bitter aftertaste does not linger long. The New Belgium Trippel was a better beer in my opinion but I hate saying anything negative about Great Divide because they put out some top notch beers (The Hercules DIPA is excellent).