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 (9645) - 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) - Woodridge NY, 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 (3028) - 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.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Trevor at Peter’s tasting. Pours a clear hazy orange gold with a thin white head. Light plum and esters. Medium bodied, sweet, light candy and plum. Finishes a bit sweet with a very light bitterness. Not entirely balanced.
KyotoLefty (5804) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Rogue Ales and Public House, Portland.
Yeasty wheat aroma; a bit fruity. Very sweet and very alcoholic up front, then with a wildly bitter hop and alcohol finish. A bit too cloying, but then the hammer falls. Interesting interpretation of a tripel, though could be better assembled.
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a 750 bottle of this when we visited Newport in May. Hazy orange pour....minimal head. Sweet spicey malt nose. Really enjoyed the flavor...a little hot but the spice was quite good...great tripel interpretation.....I was quite surprised! Going to buy this one again.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a draft poiut at the Rogue Public house in Portland, Oregon. Ths came a hazy orange color with an off-white head and good sticky lacings rings. The nose is dominated by apple, pear, yeast, and spices. Mouthfeel is lively but clean on the palate. Flavor starts out sweet but it to a tartness that shows the fruit flavors. Finish shows lots of fruit flavors as well. The alcohol in this is well hidden.
drjay44 (2448) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Bottle both capped and corked. Shared with my exquisite self as number 600. Pours a medium white long lasting creamy head, with Belgian lacing, over a slightly cloudy, golden (SRM 7) body.....nose of pineapple,pear, apple, cereal....taste sweet to start, then pineapple, with citrus (lemon, lime) arriving, spice, (clove. allspice) following and then a tart slightly bitter finish, rather sweet throughout.....mouth feel is light to medium, carbonation low to medium. The alcohol is well hidden (unless one swallows). Not as spicy as the best, somewhat sweet, but still a nice Tripel.