kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color like apple juice. Mild malty chemy aroma. Taste like wet ones smell. No buenos. Hides alchy well until in burns bad after it goes down.
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden, rich head. Dry, champagne nose with a touch of faint brett. Palate like a good sweet and sour chinese. Some punchy fruit notes, hot phenols and some sour aged notes. Not quite sure that it works, but equally not too sure how to improve it...
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a good stable white head. Quite the funky aroma but not in the good sense. It’s highly phenolic and lacks fruity esters. Perhaps the result of a warmer fermentation than usual. I enjoyed the original but this was tough to get through. It’s just overly acidic in mouthfeel and doesn’t have that pleasant dry tartness in the finish. A real shame as I always enjoy the beers from Moa. Nonetheless glad I got to try this - courtesy of SorenE - cheers!
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mmmm I don’t know what the original is like, but to me this wasn’t really a tripel and reminded me of euro strong lager in many ways. A bit more going for it than that, but just not complex and heavy going. Probably not a style that would hold up to barrel aging and it shows here. Still thankful to try it so big ups to Nate for letting us crack this.