KyotoLefty (6892) - 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 (776) - 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 (3531) - 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 (2800) - 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.
lb4lb (2563) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy orange yellow pour. Smell is slightly sweet and spiced. Taste is lightly tart, a touch sweet, and hoppy with nice bitterness. Bittersweet yet dry. Nice for a style I usually strongly dislike.
Hank1980 (962) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy gold with a decent sized white bubbly head. Aroma of lots of fruit, apple, citrus, pear, spices, yeast. Almost like a champagne. Taste is similar with lots of fruit, yeast, and spice. Mouth is very light and heavily carbonated, dry. Overall, a nice tripel that has many champagne characteristics.
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 5000. Pours cloudy gold, with a white head. Aroma is fruit, spices, and malt. Flavor is fruit, sugar, yeast, malt, and a little alcohol. This one is different, but I’m enjoying it a lot.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CAH. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of green apple, tripel yeast esters an bready malt and lemon. Flavor of the same. Not dry enough.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml capped and corked green bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering white head. Aromas of yeast, pear, spice and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, yeast, pear and light spice with a smooth warming lingering sweet fruity finish.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from WA. Awesome label. Pours a cidery yellow color with a trim white head. Loaded with yeast and overripe apples and oranges in the aroma. Tastes similar with a large amount of candied sugar for balance. Very approachable for a tripel, but not particularly complex or memorable.