jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-09-17. Lightly hazy orange body with a small foamy off white head. 3+ Aroma of alcohol and vanilla, mild pale malt. Flavour is fairly sweet, moderate vanilla character, pale malt, lightly doughy, very warming alcohol in the throat. Alcohol and vanilla both grow as you move through the glass. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Less of the hoped for toasty-cake donut character but pleasant sweet pale malt and vanilla. Full disclosure - I helped brew this beer. On tap at Indie Alehouse Homebrewers Tap Takeover event, Toronto Beer Week
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5821-20130917] Tap. Sweetened grains aroma hints at a sugary malt base. Slightly hazy, dark orange red body with no lasting head. Bitter heavy donut yeast flavour has a boozy lemon undertone. Medium-full body. Tasty but a little too chewy for me. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Homebrewers Tap Takeover @ Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON)
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ’Indie Alehouse Homebrewers Tap Takeover’. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a spare lasting white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and sweet along with candi sugar, vanilla, and a hint of spice -- there’s lots there and it smells really nice. Flavour is sweet but it is a Tripel: Yeasty, fruity and sugary sticky along with vanilla and some alcohol. Dry finish. Alcohol is relatively well hidden. Medium bodied. A lovely Tripel!
neongolden (1115) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at brewpub, Sept 17 2013) Pours a slightly hazed deep orange colour with a small, fine white head - dark for a tripel. Smells like, well...a vanilla donut! Flavour follows, sweet up front, vanilla, candy sugar, fills in with a bit of yeasty doughy character, light hopping on the back for bitterness, no real boozy character. Medium-full body, very soft carbonation. This was quite a fun beer, and tasty too, so compliments to the brewer. I just don’t think I could survive much more than a sampler.