thornecb (3985) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Cookie and alcohol aromas. Full and sweet with upfront dusty caramel turning cloying in the lasting biscuity yeast finish.
Beerathon (794) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep orange with very thin head, slight lacing. Not as carbonated as I typically like my trippels to be. Belgian candied sugar is evident, very sweet. Trappist yeast gives it the needed Belgian feel. Not much of an aroma. Okay for the style.
Iphonephan (2260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared from a 22 oz bottle shared on Christmas Day. Aged two years. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Bread dough and orange peel in the nose. Quite sweet. Strong carbonation.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall quality is poor, a big beer 10% abv with too much fusel alcohol and rough flavors to cohesively recognize as a quality tripel.
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper in appearance with a small off-white head. Aroma is of dried fruits, spicy yeast, and candi sugar. Flavor has a nice subtle bready yeast backbone throughout. Dried fruits and sugary malts peak through as well. Medium to heavy bodied, good carbonation levels.
gunnfryd (9372) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, yeast, malt, caramel, alcohol, sugar. Flavour is hop, yeast, malt, apricot, caramel, alcohol, sugar. OK beer.
drowland (5715) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/30/12. 22oz bomber. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Huge fruity aroma with bits of sour and candy sugar. Tamer flavor with more fruitiness and bold malt and sugar. A tad sweet and fruity.
jkwood04 (2948) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours deep copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, and a bit of floral hops. Flavor the same, with the sugar a little overpowering. Average texture. A decent beer but not the best of its style.
fiveacestx (419) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber - pours light orange with lots of carbonation, a medium head and average lacing. Has an orange peel aroma and an apricot-orange taste to it. Has a medium-heavy mouthfeel to it.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a ever so slightly hazed, dark gold body with a foamy, barely off-white head.
Smell: Spicy, sweetish nose housing notes of Granny Smith apple slices, faux berries, gum, pineapple packed in heavy syrup, and a clearing shot of ethanol.
Taste: Sugar encrusted pale, grainy malts with a big splash of green apple cider. Then, a bit of strawberry gum, peppercorns, and a hit of fairly warming alcohol. Also, some pineapple along with a big rebound of sweetness. Slightly acidic throughout. Sweetish, warm, fruity finish with more of that chewing gum accent riding out leisurely into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Yule Tide falls somewhere between "acceptable" and "okay," which, to be honest, exceeded my expectations.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle. Very thick but in a good way. There was a nice lacing down the glass and the alcohol did not drown it out. I rarely enjoy Tripels as much as i did this one.