DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Once again, I find pity in my heart for those poor bastards who can’t drink a regular beer without getting sick. They are left with honest but badly flawed attempts to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear in the area of fine craft beer. This represents yet another failure. It looks okay-- deep golden with a light frothy foam cap that actually drapes lace around the top of the glass. The aroma is offputting, with green apples, plastic, and raw almonds combining with harsh hot alcohol. The palate is a little less offensive, sugary fruity-sweet (white grape juice) with warming alcohol and chemical bitterness in the finish. Oddly enough, this becomes easier to drink as it comes up in temperature, however this also may be due to numbing of the palate as time passes.
drpimento (2389) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hahahahahahaha. The bottle description is a lot more detailed than the one here on RB. No crustaceans indeed. Poured with almost no head and no lace. My friend Paul said just wait till you try it. Sweet/sour. Definitely not a tripel. Think it might have the beginning of an infection. Thankfully short, mild finish.
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2008
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I keep trying these gluten free beers, hoping to find one that doesn’t, you know, suck. I’m still searching. Honestly, after reading the commercial description, I’m thinking Sulphur Dioxide is what this beer needs. I mean, seriously, they call this a tripel, but there is absolutely nothing in the flavor that characterizes this as a tripel.
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
smells of a high octane wheat sake with honey ...first sip..WTF!! .. very sickly sweet and alco driven.. fuckin crazy beer, not what i was expecting, like a ball getting caught in a zipper kind of shock! ... for having 8.5% and really having nothing in it, its OK but shit, it needs a lot of work.. "ladies and gentleman, Mr. Conway Twitty"
thegreenrooster (3417) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a bright golden with a large white head. Aroma is decent with some citrus and spice. Flavor is almost like a cider. Lots of sour apple and cinnamon. Weird for a tripel and nothng something i would think i would ever see in a Belgian. They were almost giving these away at the W&C place in stl so i could not pass it up.
thedm (5005) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottled brew was marked BBF 07/05/09 from Indianapolis, IN. It poured a large sized foamy head of mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent yellow colored typically carbonated body. The aroma was malty mild and had a citrus note to it. The mouth feel was crisp tingly and mildly vinous from start to finish. The flavor was slightly strange with malt hop sweet notes.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle, BB 19.11.07, courtesy of Swalden_28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of apple, cheap chardonnay, sorghum, band-aid, and plastic. Flavor starts with quick shot of sour lemon and then settles to earthy yeast and some candi sugar with a dry, somewhat metallic finish. Very unbalanced.
hotstuff (4391) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle with a best before date of 07/05/09. Large frothy, very fizzy white head, splotchy lacing, fast rising carbonation, transparent, and a yellow hue. The aroma was alcohol, fruity, malt, and some perfume notes. The flavor was sweet, alcohol, fruity, and acidic. Medium bodied. I did not enjoy this beer whatsoever as the flavor was outright weird and funky and this entire beer just did not come together for me at all. Next!!
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a very thin white head. Smells of spoiled fruit, but not offensive, with notes of sweet maltiness as well. Flavor is slightly sour with a mildly sweet finish. Notes of fresh fruit are present as well. Lively carbonation.
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange color with a light head. White wine in the smell and also in the taste. Grainy, yeast, sweet, fruits, sour apples. Very dry.