Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured From the Tap into a pint glass
The color is a bright hazy yellow/orange with two fingers of thick foamy white head and some thick lacing left on the glass.
The smell is citrus but with a touch of earthy funk aroma. There is some navel orange or tangerine here in the nose along with earthy grass aroma.
The taste is tangerine and a touch of banana with a earthy, herbal flavor. The hops here have some bite but it seems less sharp then expected where the fine malt bill shows that this beer has more balanced then I anticipated. At times there is a bitterness that threatens take over and dominate with a spicy flavor that was interesting. The malts makes this beer work as touches of Belgian malt flavor rears it’s head keeps things from being one sided.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a crisp, drinkable feel. The ABV here does give a slight kick but this is a beer that can be sipped and not rushed.
mikedR (1339) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stunning and wonderful. Solid triple, perhaps a little more sweet and less carbonated than the standard. But done perfectly well. The barrel aging adds a complexity. This is a very very good beer.
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a fluffy white head. Citrus, banana, sweetness, yeast, light spice, and hops. About what you would expect, decent.
wxman (1474) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange/gold with a decent small bead white head. Banana and clove aroma. Taste is sweet pale malt, banana, clove and a hop bitterness that is not overdone. This is a real IIPA/Tripel combo!
jayzz (398) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma and apricot color. Has long hop finish and sweet flavor with a fizzy palate.
jcnielsen (2257) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Nebraska Brewing Co. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Belgian yeasty, clove, spicy, citrusy, and hoppy flavors. A little different than the barrel aged version. A little boozy, I like the barrel aged version a lot better.
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, coriander and citrusy pulp. In mouth, a nice spiced sweet malt with coriander, curacao, nice alcohol warmth, very Belgian. On tap at Breukelyn Bier Merchants.
kermis (5733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, fruits and weeds. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
b3shine (5829) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent burnt orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; hoppy and spicy with a bit of tartness. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Average (at best) on the palate. Alright, but odd.
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interestingly odd beer here. This poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains citrus, spices, and perfume. The flavor is more boozy than bitter with some white grapes, citrus, and a creamy mouthfeel. A tripel and IPA hybrid going on here but leaning more toward tripel IMO. Overall pretty good beer.