BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this beer had a hazy rusty brown red pour that resembled unfiltered apple cider and gave a half finger faint off-white head that receded quickly to a ring and some islands of bubbles, it left some spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
I smelled apple as soon as I popped the cap,
the nose had aromas of apple, bruised apple, some lemon like citrus notes a little bread malt, malt and apple fruit sweetness, there was a little tripel fruit nuances in the background, letting this mixture warm up brought out the tripel in this drink,
the flavors were tart apple with other citrus notes, a little malt and fruit sweetness but less sweet than the nose,
there was a little apple tartness and pepper spice after the finish,
the mouth feel was light and creamy, it had average carbonation and there was some warming on the throat,
this was a bit interesting but the apple was the prevailing aroma at first, as the beer warmed up the tripel ale aspects emerged a bit,
the flavors were apple cider with some tripel ale notes, citrus and light malt, a nice drink but a little heavy on the apple,
why is this beer listed as a Tripel style when it is a Fruit Beer?
chucklemation (561) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy brown, like apple cider, with a thin white head. Aroma is subtle apple. Flavor is sweet and tart apple cider, though not overwhelming on the fruit. I don’t buy that this is a tripel. I don’t get any of the Belgian yeast flavoring. A bit thin. Not terrible, but not too memorable either.
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 9/26/2014. Pours very hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces too a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, green apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, cider, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, green apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness, bitterness, and light cider tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, green apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cider, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast/tartness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly tart mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and unique tripel style. Good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cider, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy deep orange with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a rich apple note with a touch of tartness backed by sweet grains and a bit of Belgian yeast. Flavor starts with bitter apple grows to have grain and grass backing with a bit of Belgian yeast.
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to tepp hazy gold with a white head. Apple, candi and clove. Tart and vinegary.
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a murky dark apricot with thin eggshell head that quickly dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast with a mix of tartness from the cider apples and sweetness from the Trippel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Interesting brew.
rdixon77 (824) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting tripel. Amber pour. Aroma of honey, apples, lemon, alcohol. Taste foregoes usually tripel sweetness for pleasant apple tartness. Boozy throughout. Pretty good.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. It is much more subdued than a triple adding almost like just apple essence and mineral water.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Big apple. Lightly tart. Not as sweet as I expected for a tripel. Darn good anyway.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub, Sawyer. Murky medium orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Estery nose dominated by circus peanuts or Dubble Bubble bubblegum. Cider is much more prominent in the tart, appley body. Unfortunately the cider overwhelms most of the base beer, although the eaters peek through in the palate and mostly in the finish. Not a huge fan of this beer.