Ernest (6353) - 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.
5000 (6299) - 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!
after4ever (6263) - 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.
BBB63 (6155) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
"wow, the ratings for this one are all over the place. Surprisingly, i’m going to be closer to the top on this one - i thought it was a very tasty beer. based on the lackluster Menage Cherry Frog (2.6) that was based on this brew, i wasn’t expecting much from this one, but i’d dropped $14 on a 750 at the SF Rogue Aleshouse before having the cherry. Well, I think the cherry substantially took away from the flavor of the original brew. the aroma was a touch boozy, but had sweet malt and belgian yeast and spices, alongside a fruity character. the feel was great. slightly thick, but not cloyingly so-went down smooth. the flavor was a fairly complex sweet mix of malt, yeast, bubblegum, candy, and subtle belgian spices. nice finish and nice beer. well done."
blutt59 (6036) - 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
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This wins the prize for the most secured bottle of beer I’ve ever had to break into ... corked, capped and wax-sealed. Damn, I was thirsty by the time I got in there. This poured a lightly hazy orange-yellow, quietly active but without much of a staying head. The aroma is very, very sweet, almost like a syrupy fruit salad or a can of mandarin oranges. This drinks as one would expect for a tripel ... yeasty, lightly fruity (mostly blood orange-like sweetness) and a pulpy body. Nice tangy finish. This drinks quite well and would go well with an Asian salad or a plate of mild cheeses. (#3126, 10/7/2007)
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity with clear wooden and horseblanket notes on top. Hazy orange, lacing layer. Tropical fruits, cider, spice. Dry sparkly mouthfeel, medium body. Quick tart apple finish. Nice, not sure it lives up to the price though.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of yeasty esters. Peach, spice, and grassy hops in the back side of the aroma. Pours a vibrant hazy golden orange with the thinnest of heads. Sweet flavors of soft citrus, orange, peach, some bready malts. A little bit of pear and lemon in the finish. A little spice and grass too. Pretty easy to drink. I did not feel that it was as sweet as the previous rater stated, but to each their own. Finished rather tart which seemed off for the style, whatever. I enjoyed it. Pretty drinkable all things considered.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle: Clear golden bodied with a rapidly diminishing head, this has a sweet fruity aroma backed by sweet grainy malts, soapy yeast, and a whiff of alcohol. A light touch of sourness is added to the flavor and the taste of alcohol increases. There’s a light grassy bitterness that emerges near the finish. This is okay, but definitely not worth the price. My first & last.
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