Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow. Some phenols a bit like paint thinner on the nose. Spicy but very sugary sweet. Has some yeast character but also a very thick, sticky palate entirelt inconsistent w the classic examples of the style.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden orange ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice orange pulp, with light white pepper notes, coriander, curacao, classy. In mouth, a very sweet citrussy candy sugar with light orange peels, a bit of coriander, a bit too sweet for me. Rich and warming. On tap at brewpub, August 7 2009.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the BDT brewpub. Above average mouthfee, caramel apparent. Lacey, yeasty Hits the style and middling for the style.Drinkable if you are having only one or two beers, as the sweetness, yeastiness, is filling.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009-11-17. Dark yellow with a small off-white head. 3+ Pleant aroma, mild yeast and spice, fruit, muted perfume like character that is not unpleasant. 7+ Flavour is similar, fruity, light yeast, mild spice briefly becomes a bit floral, and a touch of perfume again before a bit of unexpected bitterness in the finish. 7+ Average palate borders on light but is quite smooth and seems to suit it. Intriguing. A bit different, but I liked it. On tap at the brewpub
MartinT (9292) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This highly estery Tripel boasts banana and pear fruitiness atop sweet cereals and herbal, leafy hops and their bitterness. Classy and balanced, this is as idiosyncratic as it gets for the style while never falling into the depths of quirkiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-This is dangerously drinkable for 9%!
-Like most of Dominique’s creations, this one is not a recreation of style expectations, but rather a unique twist on it. To me, this one is a Tripel leaning towards pale Weizenbocks.
-The body is rounder than expected; I usually prefer crisper Belgian ales, but this one is full of personality, so I don’t really mind.
-Alcohol is almost a no show in the flavor profile.
On tap at the brewpub.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is loaded with
apple and pear as well as a bit of mint and honey. A bit on the sweet
side with a touch of fruitiness and some cooked malt. Okay - but needs
to be drier and cleaner. Some fusely flavour as it warms up. Meh.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5878-20131004] Tap. Pizza dough yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly bitter lemon yeast flavour. Medium body. Interesting, lots of bitter lemon pip. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ brewpub, Gatineau, QC)
Overheard: "It’s a fruit pizza!
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Nice pitty peachy base, light acidity, faint earthy funky notes, and a fruity yeasty finish. Good stuff.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 on tap at brewpub. bright golden with a decent white head, good retention and lacing. golden honeyed malts, biscuits and toasts, fruitiness - pineapple and small yellow fruits, booze, lots of bitter herbs - coriander hints, pepper, grass. lively carbonation, light to medium body - oily, spicy-herbal-grassy finish. nicely crafted.
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty well done for tripel. Aromas of coriander and booze with some Belgian yeast and florals. Pours lager golden without head or lacing. Nice sweet finish with light bubblegum. Tap at brewpub.