maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg from Whole Foods - Fair Lakes on 05/17/2009. Hazy amber body with a medium foamy off-white head. Sweet floral and citrus hop aroma with some light belgian character in the background. Sweet fruity floral and citrus hop flavor with some belgian spice and candi sugar. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
AskForJenny (1037) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The tripel balanced out the bitterness. Smelled more like the IPA, looked more like the tripel.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz’er. Nothing like killin’ a Thursday afternoon with a big ol’ beer like this. Bronze and active, this tops out with a nice creamy top. The aroma is somewhat restrained, with just a hint of farmhousey yeastiness and a little floral sweetness. But this drinks with a big chewy essence, thick with resin and Belgiany wild yeast kick. I’m not sure if I like the marriage of the two components, but I don’t care because I’m kickin’ back on a nice day off. (#3536, 5/14/2009)
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de poire et d’houblons résineux. Apparance: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #2394)
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer. Deep Orange, opaque. Rich creamy head. Heavy lacing
Bright, rich, lots of weighty malty goodness. Finish, drops off, leaving a pleasing bitter edge, pithy. Reminds me of orange zest, with a bit of rind thrown in. Mouthcoating, but refreshing. Or better yet, Chanterelle mushrooms. Definately a food beer.
travita (4430) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The look is an orange color, cannot see through, and has a light white lacy head. Interesting. The smell is sweet, fruits, banana, alcohol, hops, and yeast. The taste is alcohol, yeast, fruits, and hops.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, raisin, and yeast. Bitter taste with yeast, anise, lemon and raisin.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Trappist. Cloudy caramel orange with a big meringue-like off-white head, good retention. Tropical and citrus hops up front with a good dose of Belgian yeast, banana and candi sugar behind. There is a little bit of dank hops as well. Flavor is much the same with quite a bit more bitterness than I expected (not all aroma hops, apparently). Alcohol is also quite present, not really trying to hide its strength--not necessarily a bad thing. Thankfully, it isn’t too sweet, which is usually what happens with U.S. interpretations of Belgians. Bitterness peaked @ a 6 in the dry finish. Full body with light to mod prickly carbonation. Very very nice.
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Pear nose. Flavor is sweet and sour pear and grapefruit. Not bad but not a Belgian trippel. High ABV is hidden. $9.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Interesting aroma...typical Belgian yeast aroma with citrus hops blended in. I was excited to try this beer, but for some reason it just didn’t do it for me. It had a weird bitter sour aftertaste that was somewhat tart. Awesome aroma, average flavor.