tmongoose (1872) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle shared and poured a yellow color with white head. had the aroma of a Belgian tripel but someone amiss and didn’t realize it was cider mixed in. this made for a very odd flavor, drinkable but odd. overall not impressed with this combination of Belgian and cider.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 23, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation very hazy dark yellow colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The sharp off-tasting crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering metallic aftertaste. The odd tasting flavor contained notes of hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark very cloudy honey color. Medium sized near white head. Underlying aroma banana and cloves, but it was overwhelmed by apple. Flavor is classic Belgian Trippel plus tart apple. Mouth feel is lots of tartness, but it doesn’t linger. I enjoyed this, but I wouldn’t want to drink more then one at a time. Overall it had too much tart, but still a cool idea.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Medium shade of amber. No head to speak of, but with fizzy carbonation. Notes of apple cider, Belgian yeast and some alcohol in the nose. Flavors of apple, pear, bubblegum, cider, candi sugar, alcohol and light nutmeg. Tastes like a potent cider fermented with Belgian yeast.
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The beer pours a dirty, dull orange. The aroma is tart. the taste is true to a blend of cider and a belgian style ale. The taste is tart as well. Decent drinking beer.
BigBeer45 (1355) - 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 (925) - Royal Oak, 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 (3747) - 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 (8904) - 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 (1609) - 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.