chucklemation (1445) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and banana. I donít get much lemon out of the aroma. Flavor is Belgian yeast, banana, some lemon. Sweet, with a thick body. Good, but a touch cloying.
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists citrus, banana, Belgian yeast, apple, and a hint of yeast. Itís a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with banana and Belgian yeast. The finish has light apple, citrus, and a touch of spice. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this just seems like a good Tripel. I donít know if itís just batch variation, but Iím not getting nearly the lemon presence that others are mentioning. It makes me wonder if I even had the same beer, but there was only on Tripel (clearly marked Lemon Tripel) on tap while I was here.
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Lemon grass and pepper. Clear yellow gold with a decent white head. Sweet and oily lemon with some nice peppery notes. Sweet and fun, I like it.
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is primarily lemonade with touches of banana, clove, and grass. Itís lightly cloudy / hazy pale gold. The head reduces to a medium thick, creamy / soapy ring with a splotchy white surface. A light amount, but dense, streaks of lace are left along the sides of the glass. The taste is a medium low bitter with a medium high sweet. The texture of this one is thick and chewy with a medium body and lots of fizzy, soft carbonation. The finish is lemon drop candy with some spices. Thereís also secondary notes of banana and vanilla. This one is surprisingly clean and dry for a tripel. The aftertaste is a very light citrus, sweet candy sugar, and a dry spice.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Super, super hazy, deep yellow body with a foamy white film & semi-chunky collar outlining its edges. Aroma is refreshing lemonade; a lightly sweet, vibrant malt body can be found underneath if you search, but really itís mostly sour lemon flesh & mild lemon-like acidity. Taste is similarly lemon forward, definitely on the shandy side, more so than an actual Belgian-style tripel. Lemonade, sweet pale malt with a chunkier & heavier yeasty & bready underbody. Finishes with Lemonhead candy sweetness & minute tartness that lingers. Like a thicker shandy, you really donít notice the 9% ABV at all. Not much like a tripel, really.
lana5 (62) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Of the shandys, this is not my favorite. A lemon kick in the mouth. Has a bit of a sour aftertaste
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Royal Oak Beer Fest. First Griffin Claw beer to disappoint me. Fake, almost Pinesol lemon flavor and nose dwarfs any characteristics of Abbey style. Not a good triple, but not a good shandy either.
Tmoney99 (13608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample. Poured clear yellow color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Complex lemon citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a refreshing beer.
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rezervoir Lounge, aromas of lemon peel pours a hazy gold , alittle yeasty , nice tart lemon flavor , lemon lingers on the palate , overall one word....DANGEROUS!
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ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft with raspberry. The pour is a nice hazy yellow/orange. The aroma is all sour. The taste is not as sour as the aroma and somewhat smooth. The raspberry mellow it out nicely.
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