TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught snifter at Vine Street: Hazed golden. Clingy pristine-white foam exhibits good retention. Refined scents of honeysuckle, lilac, rose petals, lemon and melon entice the olfactory. Dry whiff of crackery malt and poundcake with hints of beeswax and peach. Soft and fluffy effervescence. Initial nip of sweetness gives way to a snappy fresh-cut pear and vibrant bubblegum flourish. Juicy Styrian-like floral smack delivers a luxuriant symphony of passionfruit and lilac along with a perfectly measured melon-rind bitterness. Highly appetizing notes of lemon and pepper in there as well. Malt pokes through with considerable weight, though it never detracts from the multitude of delicacies as it imparts some depth-lending cake notes. Lots of layer and texture to the malt - reminiscent of dry cracker and honeyed biscuit, along with the sweetish poundcake beefiness - which is amazing considering its daintiness. Alcohol is masterfully concealed. Fluffy sugar-dusted bubblegum beautifully dovetails with a fresh peach ester burst. Finishes dry and immaculate with black pepper and a sulfur-tinged phenolic sparkle bolstered with a supple peach marmalade punch. This is precisely how I prefer Belgian tripels-- dry, fluffy, clean, balanced, and yeast-driven. Draught Belgian golden ales have inherent limitations (and they’ve perfectly executed the gas levels here), and I’m crossing my fingers and toes they decide to bottle-condition this, because a finer-bubbled, creamier mouthfeel is all this needs. As the inaugural batch on the new brewing system, this is surely an indicator of great things to come from Vine Street. Really fine job!
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Vine August 13th.
I thought this was the first beer brewed at the Vine in Denver...hence the name. Anyway, pours yellow-gold. Aroma of saison flowers, candy sugar. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of lemongrass, orange zest, amber malts, fresh bread, a little pepper spice and coriander. Overall very tasty with spicy saison like characteristics. I should add I’ve had this several times since this tasting and it’s always a worthy brew.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on draft at Mountain Sun. Pours a clear golden color with no Nucleation. Fair amount of white head. Has a sweet smell. Tastes sweet and kinda fruity. Has a medium body in the mouth. 9% is blended into the beer pretty well. Not a lot of dimensions going on.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mountain Sun. Hazy golden orange pour with a white head. Nice yeast and orange aromas. Yeast, pale malt, cracker, and some pear. Slight tartness and lemon. White pepper as well. Flavor is pepper, cracker, and orange peel. Lemon, subtle tartness on the finish, and some sweet pale malt. Pear and apple esters. Crisp.
rmussman (1671) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Southern Sun in February. A really nice abbey brew with a quality malt palate. A really enjoyable brew.
Steve_0 (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vine Street. Pour is clear yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Banana, clove, citrusy, doughy, a touch grassy, bubblegummy, and straw in the aroma. Taste is doughy, big banana, minerals, grassy, straw, coriander, clove, and citrus with a medium spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice tripel.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Vine Street. Pours clear yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is spices, yeast, Pils malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is malty sweetness, spicy, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vine Street poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodie and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, yeast, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth dy moderatly bitter lingering straw finish.
Brouwerij (849) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served in a snifter glass. Slightly cloudy orange-gold color. One finger of white head that dissipates in minutes to a thin cap. Minimal lacing. Very fruity and yeast-like aroma. Very sweet taste, finishing with wheat tones. Good job of masking the alcohol, very palatable.
jredmond (4886) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First draft sampled at Vine Street with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a bright golden orange body with nice haze and white lacing. Aroma is spicy yeast, ester, candi, clove and wheat. Mouthfeel is medium with carbonation and notes of yeast, wheat, clove, light alcohol. Eh.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery w Moreau and James. Strong, hefe notes, sugar dough.