JCB (3801) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from WF, Durham. On the strength of two previous Moa beers, though I’d take a crack. Nice vigorous pour, a healthy bright orange with a jaunty foam cap. Fairly sweet nose, rich malts, pungent fruits, some candy, along with yeast and some drier notes. Seems to lack the quirkiness and complexity I’ve enjoyed in their other brews. That holds true more or less in the taste, which is solid (if still a bit sweet) but not especially distinctive.
radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Magnum bottle thanks to noodleuser. Poured a golden-orange color with a wispy, white head. Flavor is solid malts, notes of sweetness. Some peppery notes. Drinkable.
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1.5L thanks to noodleuser. Clear golden pour, weaker white foam. Nose is a bit vegetal, sugar cube, fumey alcohol. Taste is quite dusty, very grainy, chalky. Papery finish. Some stale grain character throughout.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Magnum courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of lightly peppered straw. Taste is bitter hay, white pepper.
lisagirl (145) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
sugar and spice do not make all things nice. along with that there’s a bit of banana yeast, otherwise alcoholic water predominates in a rather un pleasant way. aroma of alcohol, sugar and yeast seems a bit nicer. horribly thin underneath the flavour as well. not the worst, but not good at all.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Large off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cotton candy, cantaloupe, some orange, banana, spice, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, straw, berry/cantaloupe, light alcohol, orange. Effervescent medium body.
Beergeek23322 (420) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2011. From a corked bottle. Pours amber/orange with a white head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, spice with a long finish. Good beer even thogh this is not your traditional trippel.
Fatehunter (749) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright with lemon and grapefruit with some dry grain.
The taste is disjointed at the beginning then moves to lemon bitterness, alcohol heat and grain.
The texture is crisp with a little fizz.
An enjoyable ale.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Disappointingly small head. (That’s what she said!) Tasty but nowhere near as complex as the best tripels.
rondphoto (981) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange amber with a rocky head and a lace curtain. The taste is malt, toffee, candied citrus, and waffles, growning through the palate to a fizzy lightly bittered alcohol finish. A solid brew, perhaps not strong enough to match the abv, but good for sipping none the less. Recommended.