DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 500 ml Bottle for review from Louis Glunz. Well, no one will be fooled into thinking this is a Tripel, itís a gluten-free beer, after all, but points for making a GF beer in a style that might accept some candy tastes. So this one actually pours a little darker than a true Tripel. Another fizzly head, but this is just a trifle closer to the style. Smell is pretty light, with a hint of sweetness over everything else. Taste is missing the cidery sourness of other GF beers until the glass gets much warmer. Instead, the sweetness of a Tripel stands in. My nose finds no off notes as it goes further into the glass. I do get a bit of sour as I fill my glass a second time, and it cannot be imagined to be the same as any Belgian beer funk. This is probably the highest-abv GF beer Iíve noticed, and the alcohol becomes apparent only later in the bottle. At least thereís one GF beer out there that would get me buzzed if it were my only option. My 100th Belgian beer rating!
superspak (4403) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into chalice, best before 9/30/2018. Pours lightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and flufy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove/bubblegum, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove/bubblegum, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness that increases through the glass slightly. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good gluten free tripel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A bit sweeter than expected, but still provides enough dryness to never be cloying. A very enjoyable offering.
chinchill (4002) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle.
Speaking clear body with a weak head.
Unusual aroma and flavor.
Too sweet and too much like a cider.
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very light golden/amber color. Very small head, with decent carbonation and no lacing. Very dry sweet malt taste and aroma.
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light golden pour with thin head! Crispy, fruity lager. Almost cider like. All you hop heads... Give it a pass!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bigskyolattic (9) - - APR 29, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best gluten free beers I've cam across ..not to mention the it's Belgium and a triple ! Very light and bubbly with a dry malt taste. Would recommend this beer to anyone weather or not they are gluten free..plus it's a high abv at %11
maxwelldeux (4315) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy dark golden color with a moderate frothy off-white head on there. Nose is a little sweet, with a lot of wheat, yeast, and slight citrus. Taste is quite sweet, and rather off-putting.
onceblind (6743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fast dissipating white head. The nose is a tad bit wheaty and sorghum-y but otherwise itís very difficult to tell this isnít made with malt. Theres a wee touch of honey as well. Nice smooth and mellow tripel flavor as well with honey and pilsner (or similar--gluten free or something) malts with a touch of citrus and some sort of earthy grain. Rich and slightly boozy with a nice belgian tripel yeast/alcohol ester. Not bad for a GF...not bad in general. Without prior knowledge of its lack of gluten I would have never guessed it.
gschrade (1011) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, fruity, Belgian yeast. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maverick34 (2897) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yeah so bottled. Golden pour. Weird rank smell of sour apples. Appreciate the effort but.
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Had the requisite fruitiness of a triple otherwise didnít represent the style well. The yeast is too understated and everything else just muddled. Didnít have the off putting sour aspects of the Dubbel, but an even more prickly feel. For the premium pice especially, just not worth it."