Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured translucent almost pink gold with thin white head that eventually subsided into nothing more than a steady stream of bubbles. This one I aged so its a little different from the first bottle I drank. Aroma was woody, slightly sour, apple, slightly peachy, and very sweet overall. The flavor was apple, vinous, slightly spicy, candi sugar and bordering on sour which wasn’t present in the first fresh bottle, I assume it came from cellaring it. This one is much more vinous and carbonated than I recall. The palate is spicy and carbonated and never ceases to bite on the tongue. I would certainly session with this beer although I do prefer it fresher since it has a much sweeter floral character initially.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: An simple but easy drinking Belgian Blonde Ale. Nothing fancy, not much of a triple but very drinkable.
How: Bottle 22oz, drank 2 months after purchase
The look: Clear golden-blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: The shy nose gets a strong meringue character when I shake the beer. Taste is simple, very basic, but also very drinkable. Honeyed cereals, lemon pie and semi-fresh grassy hops. Medium dryness and very mild bitterness. Fruity notes are limited to some pineapples and bananas. If you expect a classic style Triple you’re in for a big disappointment, this is almost a session beer, kind of a big Belgian-ish Pilsner. Enjoyable in the simplicity of its drinkable nature. Legacy Satisfaction Tripel.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bonus from Goldtwins. Thanks larry. Pours orange golden with a bright white head. Paired with dinner of vegan mac and cheese and texas caviar. The nose is nice with a slight lemon peel and spicyness to it. Taste is extremely spicy far more than most trips, and it ain’t bad. The mouth feel is a bit too bubbly and the aftertaste isn’t the best. Overall Its got its ups and its downs.
guzzler67 (1434) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden appearance with a small white head. Spicy, yeasty aroma with notes of ripe fruit. Sweet, spicy, herbal flavors that turn a little leathery in the lingering aftertaste. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a nice kick from the abv at the finish.
kennydiaz (341) - staten island, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POURS A NICE GOLDEN COLOR WITH A THICK FOAMY HEAD. TASTE VERY SWEET WITH A HOPPY BITTER AFTERTASTE.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brilliant clear gold with a generous white head. Smells of dry malt, sage, wildflowers, a touch of spice, citrus. Tastes dry and peppery with a nice perfumy presence on the finish. Great beer.
kramer (3873) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring rather quickly. Spicy nose with pale malts, honey, a bit of a Avon perfume like note, citrus fruits, and a touch of alcohol. The taste is much more focused on the spicing used and not what I prefer it to be on, the yeast. A very basic pale malt base of high strength with a whole bunch of spices tossed in. The yeast derived flavor, if there is any to start with, is completely covered with citrus and perfumy tastes. Mouthfeel is on the thick and slightly syrupy side with moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. Too heavy for me. This just was not good all around. The more and more of it I had, the more it kept tasting like I was drinking perfume.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a orange color with a small, white head. Aromas of orange and honey. Texture is creamy start, oily finish and sticky afterwards. Flavor of blueberry in addition to the aromas and very smooth. Very good beer.
malrubius (1402) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spring seasonal on tap and on the *new* beer menu at the start of Winter at Croxley Rockville Centre. Can you say deep distributor discounts? Still not bad. Golden with lasting head and lace. Mild spicy sweet aroma. Sugary sweet with enough spicy hoppy yeastiness and a touch of citrus tartness to make it interestng. Medium body and carbo. Pretty good for an American interpretation.
BeerandBlues2 (7408) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via trade with coldbrewky. Pours clear dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -cookie, straw-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, heavy yeast -horse blanket, barnyard- with notes of banana, grape, pear, apple, pepper, ginger, and coriander. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.