alassio (70) - USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first bottle of this year’s model is super hoppy - - a real surprise. Hop bittering almost like fresh tree bark predominates, set off by enough bright apricot candy spice to keep it out of pale ale territory, and keep it dancing. Will have to side-by-side it with Piraat.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample on 4/1/10 at Ale Atlanta. pours a murky blonde with a soft lemon nose with some yeast and more citrus... nice body with a spicy / yeast finish... a nice Tripel.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle from a shop in Holland MI. Pours a dark gold with a medium white head. Incredible lemon zest aroma with a great spiciness that evokes traditional medicinal notes for the style. The body is thick. Really good hoppiness with the quinine-like taste. This has a big sweetness- candy sugar sweetness. Nothing delicate about this beer. I think of it as a "Big Ugly American Belgian Tripel." Drink up.
nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Hazy golden orange, with a minimal bubbly head. Deep sweet aroma, some apricot and honey tones. A respectable beer, with some solid underlying bitterness. If this were to have the effervescent carbonation of a Belgian it would be world class stuff. The toasty malt, bitter hops, and yeasty sugary thickness are really well balanced. More bitterness than your typical Tripel for sure. Quite a nice beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Brother Tim’s Tripel
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet candy malt aroma with lots of spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice spicyness adds complexity rather than balance, long bitter finish from the spices
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5649) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
first off, thanks goes out to to ole foxy john for this.. has a real belgian essence to it .. has a slab of bitterness to it, which i really like .. murky light tan-dark honey color, with great lacing that coats the glass .. saturday night is a good night .. easy to put down .. abv works .. a real enjoyable to drink brew ... and if Ana is reading this, call me!
ChainGangGuy (4273) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, light golden body with a small, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, honeysuckle nose with a hint of fruit and a clear, nostril-flaring waft of booze fumes.
Taste: Sweet, honeyed maltiness with a sip of fruity peach juice and cotton candy extract. Faintest spiciness. Even fainter bitterness. Coarse alcohol all the while. Pinch of dried herbs on the sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: No thanks. Unnecessarily sweet and comes across as needless boozy. The lack of adequate carbonation really allows the unpleasantness to languish on the tongue.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange with a thin, quickly vanishing head. Aroma of spiced, rum-soaked raisins. Flavor leads with mixed spices, sweet, yeast is pleasantly funky, but carries a sulfury off note. Lemon zest on the finish.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12oz bottle - Pours a clear pale color with small quickly dissipating head. Below average carbonation. Smells sweet with a nice bitter hop presence and yeasty notes. First sip is sweet and smooth with fruity hops and Belgian yeasts. Very nice, very drinkable. Excellent bitter finish.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy nut brown colour with a large light brown head. Mouthfeel is creamy, well carbonated with plenty of flavors of caramel, hint of oak nuts, cotton candy and cinnamon. Aroma is pelasent too, bright fruit- spice and touch of whisky.