Fred82 (2131) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Marcdesthya.
Appearance : Hazy amber with a small head.
Aroma : Spicy and yeasty.
Taste : Spices with strong notes of star anise. Quite sweet.
Overall : Lots of anise in there. Like drinking a Sambuca. Interesting but not really along the lines of a regular Tripel. Interesting but not so good.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium golden color. Very fruity nose, slight spice notes. When it sits longer the warmer temp gives a better aroma, very nice. Soft , sweet and warm initial taste. Very sweet and fruity on the palate, breadlike. Not too mellow, a little astringent. This beer needs to sit for awhile. Then after a few years it should balance nicely.
jb (2777) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ron shared some of his bottle - thanks Ron! Dark cloudy orange, decent retention and lacing pattern. Grainy nose, and I’ll admit is smelled nice, a bit spicy, but I had trouble picking out what was there. Nice full body for a tripel. A bit of banana and some butterscotch in there. Syrupy, very tasty, I really enjoyed this one.
Ron (3414) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle. Clear copper with a sudsy white head. Nose is yeast, honey, lemon peel and banana. Quite the syrupy tripel. Taste is candied melon with slowly increasing bitter green banana. Finishes with an alcohol and black pepper bite.
Sledutah (6725) - Utah, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from BevMo
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly but does leave some lacing in the glass
Aroma: Sweet caramel, fruity
Taste: Sweet caramel, Belgian candy, sugar with a medicinal flavor in the finish. A nice warm alcohol in the finish
Ok for a tripel, very sweet.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot, orange), with notes of pear/apple syrup, brown sugar, Bit-O-Honey candy, alcohol, and sherry.
Flavor is heavily to harshly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
About as far from a tripel as you can imagine. This is about as syrupy, cloyingly sweet as a beer gets, closer to an American barleywine than anything else. The aroma is almost nothing but various sugars. Undrinkable, just awful. And frankly, insulting. The words "Belgian-style" and "tripel" should not be on the label. I only wish I could get my money back.
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters Thanks dickinsonbeer-22oz bottle-pours a white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is medium fruit-apricot, light malt, chamomile. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, chamomile/herb.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 6/14/10. 22oz bomber. Pours a filtered dark golden honey hue. Bubbled ring of white head. Aromas of immediate mustiness! Whew! Followed slowly and meekly by an undertone of caramel and cinnamon toast. Hmm. Red berry esters and tart apples. Flowers and spices. Funky, but I really dig it. Medium to full bodied with a totally different and milder palate than olfactory. Medium toasted sweet bread malts and spices. A decent amount of burn in the tail end of the malt palate and into the lingering cloying finish. "Subtle, warming character" is no joke! Sit back and enjoy. This is really evolving with temperature. Smooth sipper that just needed to open up a lil bit. True to style with a complexity that sets it apart from the pack. Whether in front of, or behind said pack is up to the consumer. I give it a leg up!
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a clear, coppery golden color with an average, creamy, pillowy, white head which is somewhat lasting, and leaves a bit of Belgian lace. The nose is bot quite as Belgian as most tripels but still nice with light clovey phenols, cinnamon, starfruit, light gala apples, some toasted caramel, and faint fresh herb hop notes. The flavor is much sweeter than I would like in a tripel but still pleasant; gala apples and cinnamon are prominent, some vanilla, peppery warmth noted only in the finish, and maybe just a light bitterness from some herbal hops. The palate is lively, warm, medium, and creamy/watery in mouthfeel. The finish is where the warmth makes its presence known, spices of pepper and cinnamon, apples still, and just enough dryness to avoid cloying sweetness. Not really a typical tripel with not enough hops, the appearance and palate were lacking, and too much sweetness in the flavor. However, as a BSGA it was nice with a few areas lacking. A very Delerium-type Belgian but just not quite at the same level.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange pink with frothy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is bubblegum, caramel and sugar cookie dough. Flavor is very creamy, thick brown sugar, vanilla, raisin and wood. Body is creamy with fairly mild carbonation.