ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 6/22/13
Aroma: The aroma is a mix of sweet and tart fruits with a good amount of spice as well
Appearance: The pour is a hazy golden-orange color with a small off-white head
Flavor: The taste is sweet and tart, quite fruity, with plenty of spice and yeast as well
Palate: The body is medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a tart/dry finish
This one is a pretty interesting beer. The tartness of the fruit works nicely to compliment the typical Belgian yeast/spice flavors. It was nice to see these two breweries collaborate.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz / 650mL bottle at a craft beer tasting.
Aroma: Nothing really stands out. Odd fruity smell.
Appearance: Clear amber, diminishing off-white head.
Taste: Pretty crazy! Very tart apple/fruit.
Palate: Medium body, decent finish.
Overall: Wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this one, but I enjoyed the tart fruit flavor a lot.
smith4498 (3041) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of fruit and yeast. Sweet fruity flavor with some dough, tartness and white wine. Medium body with average carbonation.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: light amber pour with a smallish white head. Aroma is perfumey with tart fruit and some light bubblegum end notes. Flavor is sweet/tart with apricot and raspberry fruitiness, followed by some woodiness and a little yeasty bubblegum. A bit odd on flavor where the tripel background does not mesh well with the tart fruit. I probably will not seek this beer out.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Fruity and slightly tart. Not as sweet as I expected from a tripel. Easy drinker with interesting flavor, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to have this again.
cmonster (979) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh, so much better than its rating. Pours clear orange with a short head. Decent retention and solid lace. Interesting aroma showing plenty of hibiscus. Bright floral along with fruit, spice and nutty malt. Light sweet, medium tart flavor. Medium viscosity, slick texture, good carbonation and a long, tart, dry finish. The amount of tartness was a pleasant surprise. Big fan of DDC and this beer.
Kevin (2091) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. light amber body...... thin head... ...smells of burnt flowers and perfume... ... perfume flavor exists too woody caramel and pepper yeast finish......not going to be a repeat purchase.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, golden orange pour. Fruity aroma, some fruit I am aware of feijoada perhaps. White wineiness, touch of tartness. Fruit forward flavor, mumbled jumbled flavor. Doesn’t seem to work. Fruitiness out of wack.
TizzleJizzle (623) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle. Golden pour, with a foamy white head and decent retention. Tastes bitter, feijoa (which apparently I hate), way too tart, and dried fruit. Obviously I’m not a fan of this brew, although I highly appreciate New Belgium thinking outside the box and trying something new. It’s just not for me.
Lubiere (10164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, fruity caramel malt with light fruit acidity, chalky notes, lightly musty. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with fruity acidity, raspy peels, feijoa skins, not bad.