Stuedmaster (211) - Vista, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz. bottle, pours golden orange with a slight white head that is quickly gone and slight lacing. Aroma of apricot, honey, banana, and dough. Flavor is sweet and spicy with a medium tartness and light bitterness. Maybe a little too heavy on the coriander, but still pretty nice. It is rather light and refreshing for 8.5% abv, and easy to drink. Doesn’t have the complex flavor of a real Belgian tripel.
chinchill (1867) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pour is hazy and golden with a good head and very good lacing.
Aroma: mildly fruity and lightly spicy with a substantial light grain base.
Flavor: moderately fruity with hints of banana and clove, and a less obvious presence of light malts.
Feel: lively but appropriate carbonation; medium body.
O: fine American version of this Belgian style.
Ron (2526) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve seen this at stores for awhile. Never considered spending the money for this till BOTW had it marked down to $3.98. Sat in my basement for a 1/2 year then. wow, suprisingly lively still. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Smell is malty and sour. Taste is full and sour. Not a hint of alcohol considering the high ABV.(very warming) A decent Belgian ale.
malrubius (1708) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the disco’d rack at Heinen’s - $3.99. Golden orange with chill haze and ring. (Not my best glass). Spicy herbal hop yeast aroma with some ripe orange underneath. Orange mango sweet fruitiness with drying herbal spicy finish. More importantly, it’s not a gooey mess like most American triples. Nicely attenuated to give medium light body and fine carbonation for decently soft mouthfeel. Actually, surprisingly, really fucking good for an American Triple. Wish it was fresher, but I did get it of the disco’d shelf.
r464 (1926) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden color with a white head. Crisp and malty, hints of citrus zest and spice. Full and tart. A nice tripel.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber bottle pours a clear golden color with a small white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is banana and cloves with some yeasty notes. Taste is a banana fruit and light malty sweetness with some hints of clove spice and a spicy hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. A decent brew, but not up to par with the better Belgian tripels. Not recommended.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy gold. lots of fruity citrus, some Belgian yeast. packs a decent punch with its solid pallet. spine did NOT tingle.
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a medium size white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, and some spice. Taste is banana, fruits, some spices, and ends a little bitter.
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spicy yeast, citrus and fruit. The flavor is strong citrus, light bananas, malts and a big tart/sour finish.
nealblind (754) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy orange with significant head. Smells of buttery belgian yeast and honey malt. Tastes of slight lactic tart, bananas, apples. Some spice flavors but definitely sub-electrifying. Still it hides the alcohol very well behind a shimmering veil of yeasty goodness.