Pumpkin87 (231) - - FEB 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange-gold with small white that leaves nice lacing and skim.
Aroma is tangy orange, wood, candy, spice. Taste follows with peppery clove notes bursting through the sweet fruit. There’s a bit of heat, but good brewing technique makes it seem organic from spices rather than a function of the alcohol.
It’s a long way from Belgium, but this is a nice homage to the tripel style.
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy dirty orange with a small beige head. Nose brings out Belgian spices, Belgian yeast, and some light fruity esters. Flavour is on the sweeter side, with candied sugar, Belgian yeast, and smoky phenols. Not the most complex tripel, but certainly not bad. Decent.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold little rimming head ; aroma is sweet mild malty hit of medicine; Flava is sweet malt with cardboard woody notes and sharp tangy hints of alcohol; feels medium yet crisp sligt fizz; finishes dry but tangy and sweet malty notes
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with bright white, semi-long lasting head. Aroma is all phenols and citrus. Starts with cloves then anise and finally orange zest. Flavor is of an intense phenolic yeastiness common to Belgian yeast strains. In the back is alcohol and more citrus along with some malty sweetness. Finishing almost candy sweet, it doesn’t beg you to take another sip. My sample is quite fresh. Id give this one a year in the bottle for the flavors to meld and soften around the edges.
ffaoe (421) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty with faint fruit aroma. golden and hazy in color with little head. taste is malty that finishes with slight alcohol taste
Lagerboy (1935) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle. Clouded yellow orange, big white froth slowly settles, some chunks. Aroma is yeasty fruity, spice and clove. Taste is very fruity, tropical and citric, yeasty, spicy, clove, mild lean malts, barely bitter. Livlier carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. ABV well hidden. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden cloudy appearance, with a small head which clings to the glass, floral perfume aromas, nice mix of flavours, can taste the spicy cloves, had a good balance moderately sweet across the palate, average carbonation a very good example a tripel
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[6469-20140708] Bottle. Fruity odd grains aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Slightly soured straw fruity flavour. Light-medium body. Fair. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "When you have a 12 million extract... I mean, my butt sauce is never going to be as hot as that."
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Pumphouse, Richmond
Hazy blond color with a golden hue. Lightly spicy, too much alcohol, lean body, a bit oily.
maley1 (1164) - Calgary, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber pour with small white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, clove, bubblegum, slight citrus, oranges an bread dough. Taste of yeast, bread dough, caramel, faint citrus, orange peel bitterness. Medium bodied, softer carbonation, well balanced. Very good enjoyable tripel.