Ughsmash (7331) - 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 (5450) - Plymouth, 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 (6722) - 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 (16214) - 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.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-golden color with a small, white head. Lacing is very strong. Aromas of candy, pear, and hints of banana. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a creamy, slick finish. Flavors of pear, port, and grapefruit.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RnH: pours golden, very thin head ring. The nose is mild.... florals, esters, slight pine. The taste is certainly complex: fruits, sugars and malts, esters and slight bitters... however not entirely balanced and in no way a stand out brew for the style.
Leighton (13605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Had a glass from the tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a rich, clear golden hue with a fine white head. Strong aroma of fruits and yeast. Flavor was sweet, with some nice, slight hops and notes of caramel and honey. Warming mouthfeel and a smooth finish.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden yellow color. Aroma has some light spice, sweetness, yeast. Flavor is sweet and balanced with a lot of spice, some sweetness and grain. Finishes dry and spicy. Not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:Light hazy golden with a white thin ring of head. Decent dryish biscuity pale malt notes in the aroma with a sweet presence of honeyish maltose and soft herbal notes. Rounded carbonation- a typically sweet American interpretation of a Belgian tripel. Some honeyish sweetness and vanilla suggestions with only a hint of herbal notes on the back. Should use less all-grains more and full fermentables.