bobaidan (527) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma is candy sugar with a bit of funk. A bit sticky with just enough carbonation to go down. Flavor is very sweet with a hint of pepper.
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
there was a time i really loved belgian ales, but eventually i got tired of their dark candied sugar flavors and high alcohol content. this beer reminds me why i dont like them anymore. just not into this stuff anymore. is good for what it is though.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by MartinT.
Appearance : Clear amber with a small head.
Aroma : Very spicy with some fruity notes. Some coriander maybe. A bit peppery.
Taste : Fruity and a bit sweet. Lots of spices. Sweet finish with lots of spices. Body feels a bit weak and soft.
Overall : Not really interesting. Too sweet, too much spices, weak backbone. Gets a bit cloying and boring near the end of sample.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line :
Lime peel, lemongrass and minty hops refresh portly cereals in this strangely flaccid Belgian-style Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the hazy amber.
-Alcohol is well hidden.
-It sure feels refreshing due to the citrusy spiciness, but the hefty residual sugars and sparse carbonation do not help the cause.
-Peas touch upon the nostrils. Hmmm...
-Herbal hop bitterness creates balance.
-This may be simple and fun for a few sips, but it gets boring quickly.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 2011. Gradient dark orange pour. Nose is surprisingly minty. Taste is sweet and boozy, has strong floral and herbal overtones, thick and malty. Have a strong memory of visiting a dentist’s office (which is surprising, considering how I avoid the place). Fun, honey-tinged tripel, with a saison yeast.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange copper, off white cover. Seems dark if it is meant as a tripel. Odd aroma, spicy, some bits of apparent Belgian yeast are covered up by alcohol, tinny malt. Taste is again spicy, apparent alcohol, some caramlized sugar notes, otherwise a bit bland if strong.
obguthr (4531) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft: Candi and cherries aroma, HOT. Clear amber, medium head. Overripe orange and cherries, triple sec flavor. Alcohol is annoyingly insistent. The beer tastes juiced with some sort of spirit, mainly triple sec. I really didn’t like it.
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with thick off white head. Hint of citrus, straw, alcohol. Sweet with warm alcohol. Decent attempt at a tripel.
beernovice39 (3249) - Montana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Funky Buddha. Pours a cloudy light amber with an off white head. Scent is sweet fruits, spices and yeasty. Taste is yeasty with a banana notes. Very easy drinking at 10%.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy gold with an initially big beige head that fades but leaves a decent lace on the glass. A fruity aroma of cantaloupe and tangerine. There is not a spicy aroma more of a general sweetness. Hops does not come to the aroma profile at all. I am sticking with a cantaloupe taste to match the aroma. My taste buds are struggling with the sweetness of this ale. It must be the Belgium rock sugar and even though it is a 10% ABV beer this mackerel lacks the spicy heat a proper trippel has to conquer the sugars. The palate is overly sticky. Its a below average attempt at a difficult art form of a beer. These guys have made better.