superspak (2992) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 ounce bottle into chalice, best before 12/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Very sweet smelling nose. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness and yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Good complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a solid malt/yeast balance and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is okay. The level of sweetness limits the drinkability. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid tripel style. All around good complexity and solid balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and fairly smooth to drink. The high amount of sweetness does almost get cloying, but this was still fairly enjoyable.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
hazy gold, fizzy white head. Lightly oxidized sugar nose, sticky, light banana and dough, fruit the only breather. Front is sticky sweet, light heat, banana hints with sugar long, sticky end is full, overwhelming.
nimbleprop (5311) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a gold with some creamy white head. Nose has a lot of yeast, gristy too, candlewax, pineapple. Flavor is sweet, candy, pineapple, gum, mild grass, some of those tropical fruit Tums. Dry finish. Interesting.
radagast83 (5259) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was light sweet sugar notes, some light fruit notes. Flavor was light fruity, funky notes. Interesting.
Iphonephan (3856) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of butterscotch. Not your typical tripel but pretty tasty.
solidfunk (4675) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 A little unbalanced for style but fairly drinkable. Pours hazy blonde with OK head and lacing. A little too sweet. Some coriander and decent florals. Soft carbonation. Bottle from store in Georgia.
Wim (2954) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
along with Yves at my home hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy hops yeast bitter fruity sweet taste with a bitter finish
Headbanger (3425) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11oz bottle 11/29/14 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours a murky orangish amber with a loose white head. Aroma of nothing. Taste of yeast, sugars, caramel, and toffee. This light to medium bodied brew is noth the best but not the worst.
Yves (2408) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Hazy blond colored beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Hopped spicy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy little sour ending a bit dry.
Calisky (1246) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Couleur ambrée trouble, legere mousse blanche. Nez fruits noirs, levures. Gout fruits noirs, épices, caramel brulé. Notes vieux fruits en fin de bouche. Pas trop mal, dommage presque la date lilmite, un peu oxidée.