Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Pours with a frothy, finger of white head that dissipates very quickly. Cloudy orange-gold color. Light fruit aromas (apples and pears?); a touch yeasty; hint of alcohol sneaks in. Quite sweet at first, kinda like a candied pear. Really too sweet in fact; touch of warming alcohol. OK in this department, but nothing good. Real lack of snappy carbonation hinders a bit. Verging on medium MF, and finishes a little dry. Just not a very interesting or tasty brew, and this definitely limits the drinkability. I have to say that (not even comparing it to the style) this is a chore to drink. Overall, there are so many other better American Tripels out there, so don’t bother with this one.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle brought in by Mike and Janet. Rating #152. Golden pour with a white head. Light spiciness and a sweet apple aroma. Big yeast character up front with more of the sweet apples in the flavor, crisp and enjoyable, not bad. (1216)
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.
A- Body is a nearly transparent golden yellow. An aggressive pour still produces absolutely no head on this one. Cloudiness is rather thin and dynamic with the slight fogginess whirling about in the brew.
S- Nose is very mild. Sweet apple and pear come through first then a big whiff of phenols joins it. Not much else to it.
T-Fruits like white grape, apple, and pear come through first with a background of bready yeast and sugary sweetness. A bit of an alcohol bitterness and burn comes through for the finish but nothing overwhelming. The flavor is simple but enjoyable.
P- Low to medium carbonation and mouthfeel that is a bit thinner than I prefer.
O- I found this to be a rather enjoyable brew. Its a bit on the sweet side and is pretty simple but still very likable. ABV is detectable but not overpowering.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2008 00:00:53
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow with a fluffy white head. Bready sweet fruit aroma and taste with hints of banana and pear.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet apple flavors and aromas much like a sasion. Moderately hopped with a champagne like carbonation.
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle.. some of the hardest wax to get off with a cork beneath.. dirty liquid made its way through the cork onto the top, and the damn cork broke halfway out. Eventually I get this f*er in the glass.. poured nearly clear bright golden with a short cap of white head.. a few Rogue chunks of cork made it into the glass as well. The aroma picked up tart lighter fruit skins and a lovely dose of floral and grassy hops over honey and more fruit.. warmth brought out dirty white pepper and vanilla.. excellent nose! The flavor couldn’t quite hold up to the aroma, but it was still quite tasty.. tart light fruits and floral bitterness opened as expected, with biscuity malts joining semi-sweet honey on the middle.. earth and white peppery spice on the edges.. finished with the tasty spices over honey.. all of the elements came together well, but they didn’t pop like in the aroma. Medium-bodied with a sweet overall complexion on the palate.. nothing but tasty stuff here.. greatly exceeded my expectations!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rogue Ales--Issaquah Brewhouse Menage A Frog--Belgian Style Tripel Ale--Take A Flying Leap, Leap, Leap!--2010 Release--26 oz. Glass Etched Bottle--8.80% ABV--30 IBU’s. Sampled 1/23/2010 Belgian Ale--Tripel--Thick pour Thin white thin lace head. Cold hazed no sediment bright rich amber gold color. Rich banana mild hop Belgian ester malt aroma. Thick sweet rich Belgian Tripel body. Mild hop cloying hop EtOH rich malty hopy end. Rich thick Tripel. Sampled 1/23/2010. $15.99 Each.
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists yeast, apple, a hint of orange peel, and faint spice. It pours a transparent golden-orange with an inch white head with good retention and decent lacing. The flavor starts yeasty with light-moderate apple. The finish has sort a tanginess similar to a wheat beer along with some noticeable alcohol and spice. There’s no real heat or burn, but the alcohol flavor is pretty strong in the finish. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Light malty aroma with some fruity sweetness and a light yeasty note. The flavor is fruity sweet with notes of peach, licorice, and a light spiciness. Not bad.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rattle ’n Hum, New York
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is lightly spicy. Good body structure, sweet flavor, spicy malt; finishes with coriander, oranges and alcohol. Solid.