Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Alan’s HSC initation. Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. This beer pours a mostly clear yellow-gold color with a minimal white head that is gone quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet with notes of yeast and wheat, plus some tart fruit and spice. Medium-bodied with flavors of wheat, sweet honey and sour apple. Yeast is present at times as well. The finish is mildly spiced with a wheaty aftertaste. Decent overall, but honestly not worth the extravagant packaging.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malty, yeasty, slight citrus and earth aroma. Sweet orange and malt flavor with yeast, a bit of dust, and earth. Possibly a bit of tartness as well. Medium body - carbonation a little low. Lingering orange, citrus, malt, and yeast. Different, but not bad.
j12601 (6403) - 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.
Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of wood/cork, alcohol, pear syrup, metal.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A nearly impossible beer to rate. Bottles are all over the place wrt quality and character. I’ve had 4+ bottles, but most are high 2s to mid 3s. Too expensive to gamble with until they make this more reliable.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to ilovedarkbeer, golden coloed pour with loose fading head, a sugary fruit nose, bitter sour metallic flavor, finish is medium and some heat
DuffMan (5812) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy while watching NFL quarter finals. Hazy dark golden yellow, lackluster head that retains poorly. Aroma is sweet barley candy, almonds, honey, and spices. Flavours of sweet pale malts, dried hay and flowers (chamomile), medium spices. Finish is a tad hot with alcohol. Medium bitterness. Just okay for me.
after4ever (5739) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750. Pours amber orangey with an enormous fluffy white cumulus head. Big pear and apple nose, smells dry. Tastes dry, with the apple notes predominating. Not much else going on, other than a wee splash of herbal notes in the attack as it warms.
5000 (5645) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dull straw, quite hazy, moderate sudsy white head, dies quickly making it appear fairly still, hardly any lacing.   Doesn’t look all that appealing.   Dull grassy notes, semi-sweet, hay and oats.   No floral aspect that I can detect.   Combination sweet straw, grassy malts, a little barnish, with a slight cheese funk on the backside.   Not what I expected for a "Belgian Style Triple".   Body and mouthfeel are at best moderate.   Finish has a little oat/hay funk, cereal oriented sweet twang.   I think I paid around $14 for a 750ml of this... and now I feel cheated.   I know Arlen could do a better job than this.   This was too much like homebrew!
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This orange ale poured with a thin off-white head, eliciting a fruity aroma. The flavor is very harsh for a tripel-style ale. The candy sugar is quite noticeable, and there are notes of citrus, herbs and cinnamon. However, it was not as sweet as I expected. This beer is drinkable, but not remarkable.
BBB63 (5607) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle shared with Tom to finish off our little tasting: Cloudy amber hued with small head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of apricot, banana, clove, pepper. yeasty phenolic esters along with some cane sugar and bready malt. The taste is sweet and quite fruity with a twangy midesection before heading off towards a dry earthy and woody finish. The mouth feel is soft and lush, full-bodied brew. Nice enough but lacks the depth of the better examples of the genre. Sweet and fruity but not much else going on.