DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, bottled 1/2/13. Hazy dandelion yellow color. Thin white head, decent lace. Orange citrus and floral nose. Awesome big zesty orange peel flavor (bigger than I’m used to from the tripel style), floral notes, light spice with a very enjoyable yeast character - not too belgian, not too little belgian. Just belgian enough. Very smooth, light crisp carbonation, lightly creamy texture, but a good, more dry finish. Zesty sweet taste, little bitterness, bit of umami. This is a fantastic tripel. Unique, tasty, easy to drink.. and $11 for a 6-pack!
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was excited to try this beer, as I had a tripel on their pilot system recently that this beer was supposedly based on and quite liked it - now I don’t know what to think - this doesn’t seem quite the same - the spices in particular seem unnecessary and overdone, especially in the nose, and the beer is quite sweet - just not very to style - the nose has a lot of coriander and honey sweetness, as well as hints of the orange - some apparent alcohol - body is creamy - quite sweet up front - the spices come on strong in the middle - some peppery and lightly earthy phenols late - really not a tripel - at all - but if you get past that, it’s actually a pretty good beer - whatever.
EithCubes (4579) - 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!
alexsdad06 (4370) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy light orange/golden color ith a medium sized white head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light yeasty notes, orange citrus, coriander, mild peppery notes and light herbal hops. The flavor has a big sweetness from the beginning; orange citrus, lightly toasted malts, a hint of rye, yeast, coriander and some bubble gum. This just seems really sweet for the style.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cloudy opaque yellow color, and a good sized white head. Coriander and orange is prominent, and this has some qualities of a wheat beer. Sweet malt with yeast, spice, citrus. Good.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a semi-transparent gold with white lacing. Smells of dough, Belgian yeast, orange zest, and pepper. Tastes like it smells without the pepper. Good on the palate. Not bad.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malty and sweet with candy sugar, spice, and fruit. The appearance is hazy gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a nice beer and almost a triple.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured vibrant golden/yellow with a thick, fizzy white head. Mild retention, a quick swirl of the glass allowed the head to form again thickly. Nice dryness. Big graininess with lots of yeast esters. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Citrus and other light fruits with some hop bitterness.. Would be great on warm day. Despite the higher ABV it was quite thirst quenching.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with my old buddy Danel Knight. Glad he’s into good beer. This one was just so-so. Had no idea it was a tripel as I didnt see any indication of style other than "Belgian-style" written on the bottle. Maybe I missed it. Anyway, it wasnt super distinctive. Coriander, orange peel, esters, but boring and passable.
Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Market Square Liquors, Timberlane. Elegant label, standard longneck, foggy gold beer, thin white head. Fresh,yeasty, lightly sweet,lightly fruity aroma. Tangy, biscuity, puff pastry flavor, a little mineral, modestly bitter. Undertones suggest that seafood would be a good pairing. Medium body, effervescent. Light citrus peel bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable.