VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I donít know what I rated the others and I wonít look but this one reminds me of a crummy mead. But, once again, for a Gluten free brew, this is drinkable, sort of.
Pours out a large rocky white head that has some notable retention and leaves thin spotty lacing. The beer itself is a weak orange gold with some fine unfiltered floaties. Even a light swirl refreshes the cap. The initial sharp sourness peters off after a bit leaving the smells of the oddness of the ingredients. Itís kind of fruity / honey too but the actual smells here are just a big mystery to me, sorry. The initial taste is very sharp and sour with some honey. This gives way to immediate alcohol and some prominent odd spice which all gives way to a soft, warm semi-bread. It is interesting in how the flavour actually changes three times per sip. The mouth feel is quite sharp with heavy carbonation. Finishes bready.
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to someone at the IBU. Tasted kinda cidery, kinda funky. Somewhat tripel-ish.
fizzban (27) - whitehouse, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was verry good for a gluten free beer. Nice Fruity taste. Bananaish with a hint of chery. Pours a pale orange. Slite spice on the finish. Nice hint of alcouhaul.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
dark gold with a pinkish hue and a frothy white head. fruity, sour, wine aroma. tart, fruity(cherry), wine-like flavors. highly carbonated. biscuity flavors in finish. rough.
BritAlesRule (211) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oily gold color. Not much head retention. Swear it smells like itís gonna have tannin on the tongue. First swallow Iím like "Is this a cider?, a Mead?" So the fruits come through, but so does most of the alcohol. Thereís a decent malt in there somewhere, but this is just weird.
File under íIt comes from Belgium but so does Stellaí
BillyMidnight (41) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, itís probably one of the best rice beers Iíve tried, but thatís not saying a hell of a lot.
Belgians usually donít let me down, but hippies often do. This one was gonna be a tossup. First off, it doesnít taste much like a Trippel, but it doesnít taste all that bad either. It ends finishes sour rather than dry. Not objectionable, but not a good Belgian tripel at all. There was something in the nose I had trouble placing, but now I realize it has the faint smell of one of those citronella candles you light to keep mosquitos away. Now I have the song Patio Lanterns by Kim Mitchell in my head, and it wonít go away. Damn.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of yeast, apple juice, white grapes and fruit sugars. Poured golden/yellow in color with a medium-sized, rocky, thin, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of white grapes, slight alcohol, grains, fruit sugars, fruit, and scotch tape. Light to medium body. Thin, dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, apple and yeast finish is dry. Not great, but not too bad either.
TurtlePiano (7) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009 does not count
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I would like to thank this beer for showing me just how important the presense of wheat and barley is to make a decent beer. This beer does have potential for something but They should stop classifying it as an Abby Tripel and start selling it as an organic beer to get college girls drunk cause it taistes like a wine cooler. I had to dump this one out and nothing pains me more than dumping out a beer!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 1/31/2009 Source:Other) 1/2L bottle from River City Cellars. Honey with light sugar character and spices. Mostly clear golden with small white head. Sweet slightly winy and a touch cardboard, touch cider like. Finish is sweet with some spicy resins. Medium fizzy body and mouthfeel. Very cider like. Gluten free.
swanmann (568) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It poured pale golden orange with sticky carbonated off white head. It smells fruity, green apple, yeasty with a bit of booze and damp grain.Tastes sweet and sour, almost like wine cooler, with apples, a hint of caramel, and that yeast. If I were blind tested I would not guess tripel. At $6.59 for the bottle I suggest try something else. Not what I expected.