BucannonXC5 (1032) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Trappist Westvleteren XII glass
From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah
Purchased: May 2, 2015
Consumed: May 9, 2015
Poured a golden, straw, hazy color with two fingers of rocky white head. Some decent bubble steams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good-looking layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled Belgian cloves, banana, Noble hops, sour fruit, caramel, candied sugar, green apple, green grape, light plum, spoiled milk and some lingering booziness. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted similar to the nose, maybe slightly better. Got Noble hops, candied sugar, slightly spicy Belgian cloves, banana chips, green apple, slight mint, caramel, honey and grassy notes. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long, acidic finish. (Feel - 3.75)
A decent Tripel, but nothing too special. (Overall - 3.75)
3.76 85 B
stevoj (2716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Right from the pour, I knew this was going to be good. Huge fluffy head, lasts a while too. Buttery, herbal aroma, right on target. One of the better tripels Iíve had in a while, and from the USA to boot! Good all around....
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Nicely spicy and simple but good yeast character. Pretty dry. Carbonation is a little low for a tripel.
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cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tripel. Nothing more, nothing less. If youíve had many tripels, youíve had this before. From large bottle with considerable amounts of sediment.
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple-ish fruit, earthy, lightly sweet aroma. Earthy yeast and sweet malt flavor; a little fruit. Moderate bitterness. Seems really sweet for the style--but not super cloying.
poisoneddwarf (1907) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
1 qt, 0.815 oz giant swingtop bottle. The inside of the bottleneck on this has a film of gunk in it...not cool. Pours hazy yellow with a nice white pillowy head with great retention. Aroma is cloying sweet, dough, overripe bananas. Taste is also cloyingly sweet. This is a somewhat old bottle (I donít see a date or vintage, but the price sticker says 2012, so it should still be good, I would think). I didnít give this a high score, but Iím giving it the benefit of the doubt that this is better fresh and not giving it even worse than a 2.2 score. Two year old tripels should still be just fine if brewed right!
landisbrewery (2) - Draper, Utah, USA - JUL 24, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I purchased the large quart bottle with pop cap. The beer has the expected aggressive white head of the style, but it drops out too fast. The beer has a nice golden yellow color that is cloudy. The taste is too sweet for the style, and not very complex. Hints of light fruit are overpowered by the sugar flavor. Thereís a hint of spiciness, maybe pepper. Thereís not the typical crisp bite of Belgian yeast, but it does break through a little in the after taste. It could be that the beer I drank is too young; this is a bottle conditioned beer. Iíd expect over time for the head to develop and the sweetness to fade.
The beer is not to style, but it is a gentle trippel. A bit too sweet though.
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Giant bottle from Whole Foods P Street. Clear golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma of pear, peach, spice. Taste has sweet apples and spice. Not bad.
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MBBF 2013
Clear golden with a medium sized white head
Aroma of mild malts, bready and citrus. Flavor of sweet malts and toast
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was an ok tripel. Yeasty with a light appearance. Fruit and citrus on the nose. Dry aftertaste with a nice mouthfeel. Winchell brought this in SLC and brought it back to Lawrence in 2013.