rickyleepotts (77) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is not a traditional tripel. I have not been impressed with anything from this brewing company, and I hope the final wine barrel aged bottle does me good. This one is light, crisp, and does not taste like a tripel. It is, as it warms up, adding more complexity... but this is nothing to write home about. There are some nice floral aromas going on toward the back of the palate, but I expect a tripel to be a little more thick and have a better mouthfeel. Too many bubbles here.
maekchu (1700) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to Wombata for bringing this from NZ. From notes. Aroma is light and floral and estery with some sugar. Initial flavors of peaches and pear drops / Mid has more peach, some spice, and burnt sugar / Final includes caramel, chocolate, and bitter coffee. Good stuff
NikkTwist (1348) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in a chalice at Eulogy. Amber with a slim lasting foamy head. Sweet caramel amber fruits with a bitter hop balance. Apricot ears. Peach pits. Bit grassy. Vanilla beans. Lemon grass. Tangerine pith. Decent palate. Full and fruity trippel with a nice dry edge.
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours cloudy blonde with a modest white head and an acetone-tinged fruit aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt and candi sugar flavor with a chocolate aftertaste. Less fruity than a typical Belgian tripel, yet pretty tasty.
oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beercraft. Color pours golden with white head. Aroma is skunky. Taste is sweet with slight banana yeast. There is a weird slight chocolate aftertaste.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too pricey bottle from whole paycheck in chapel hill. Poured into a Rochefort chalice so of course it looks beautiful. Kind of a cloudy orange with a thick foamy white head. Nose is sweet, fruity and tangy. Notes of dried fruits, almonds, plums, dates, and raisins. Smells like an authentic Belgian Abbey Ale. Can smell the heat a bit too though the complex fruity yeasty notes do well to mask this. Flavor is similarly rich and sweet at first, but thins out some in the middle/finish leaving a slightly watery aftertaste. Tastes kinda like a richer tripel/BSA that has been watered down a bit. A bit of guava and figgy notes linger on the palate. Moa continues to impress even if this one wasn’t really "my style."
AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - pours golden yellow, kind of cloudy, nice fluffy white head with good retention. Big aromas of bubblegum, spice, esters, clove, and Belgian yeast. Taste is nice and fruity with a touch of doughy malt at the finish. Good fruit. Medium to lighter bodied, very drinkable. Good brew.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stinky yeasty aroma. Rich, clear golden color with a little white head. But it is pure white. The flavor is full, yeasty, bitter, and refreshing. Gummy, bitter, apple mineral. Light on the palate but you can feel a.small burn after.
rougeau13 (1840) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed golden with a huge creamy off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, bubblegum, and white wine. Taste is a little sharp; sweet and boozy. Medium body with a little kick.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid golden with white clingy head. Nose is funky yeasty esters, hopcitrus, tropical fruit. Tastes complex, with notes of yeasty funky esters, dry floral hops, and some floral finishing notes. This one is very good.