DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Totally clear golden color. Nice continually ascending column of bubbles in the center. Good thin white head, couple loose splotches of lace. Bigger body. Good smooth kind of crisp lighter carbonation. A bit lighter and less effervescent than your typical belgian example, but I like it.. Makes for an easy-drinker. Some light banana, bit of orange citrus. Scaled back belgian candy sugar, but it’s there. Very nice flavor to this. Really enjoyable on the porch during a sunday evening after work. Light to moderate sweet taste, good light bit of spice. Very satisfying, tasty example of an American tripel.
Stldsf1 (572) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery tripel. Not terrible but a bit bland for what it's supposed to be
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Concealer (178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from the bottle a light golden color with a foamy white head. Smells of sweet malt, citrus, spice and a little alcohol. Taste is crisp and clean; sweet malt, orange, coriander and yeast. Slightly bitter and alcohol-y aftertaste. A wonderful tripel.
SmokeyHamlin (3) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours like an overly carbonated lager and is as gold in color as the most hated macro brew. But looks can be deceiving. This Belgian-style ale has a sweet floral scent which invites a sip. With the initial taste a good but basic Belgian ale appears. Next, a slight sweet maltiness nicely contrasts with the mild bitterness of the celeia hops and adds to the freshness. By now, a full mouth brings forth thoughts of the autumn spices of a once enjoyed farmhouse ale, and its true texture appears. The bottle's tail end leaves you warm and satisfied but surprised with its medium-high ABV.
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Brouwerij (501) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This beer appears to be retired but I just picked up a bottle. Not sure if this a new release or just a very old/delayed bottle, definitely a different label than the one shown here. Pours a hazy gold with little white head, settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet, floral, fruity, apricot. Flavor is similar to smell, fruity, peach, apricot, slight spice. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, and slightly juicy texture, drinkable. A juicy, fruity, sweet tripel.
arminjewell (4206) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some white fruits with peach, hints of spice, slight cardboard, hints of earth, pretty standard. Taste was a mix of caramel, biscuit, some slight earth, lots of spice with ginger, clove, and coriander, hints of fruity esters, slight pepper notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. Pretty tasty.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Rackhouse Colorado Rare Beer Tasting. The reps claimed this was a 2001 vintage, but I think it was a 2009 vintage. Quite spicy, light clove, spritzy, spicy citrusy, a bit chewy yeasty nose. Super drinkable, lemon, light orange, spicy yeasty, light banana flavor. I wish they would make this baby again.
superspak (1536) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating(no idea when this was retired, but I will give it a shot). Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with nice retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apple, pear, honey, banana, herbal, pepper, bread, candi sugar, floral, clove, earth, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of pear, apple, honey, herbal, banana, bread, candi sugar, floral, earth, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, bread, herbal, floral, earth, clove, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; zero cloying flavors or sweetness after the finish. Very malt forward over spicy esters, but it works so well here. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an Excellent Tripel! Very nice complexity with great balance; very smooth to sip on. No idea on the age of this, but it held up very well. Definitely one of the better American made Tripels I have ever had. Highly enjoyable.
fletchfighters (837) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to Owen for the bottle
Clear straw gold. Quite opaque. Good lacing with the head
Apple, honey, malt and bread in the nose.
Follows nose but a lot of apple, bear and banana.
Light bodied and crisp for a retired beer. Quite easy to drink but borders on a cider in some ways
SudsMcDuff (4925) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2006 .. Had July 2012 .. . Pours a murky deep gold .. light head, medium lacing .. . light honey, yeast, and old grandma cookies .. . has held up very well .. . . Poison… poison… tasty fish!