FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue with gold touches around the edges when held up to the light. The aroma smells fruity, spicy and floral with a malt backbone; hibiscus notes, perhaps a touch of carnation, maybe some ginger, and some spicy alcohol notes. This is perhaps a touch tart smelling, which accentuates the fruit character.
Tart tasting, with a sour fruit like character that is rich with berry notes, floral hibiscus, with a touch of pepper in the finish, perhaps even a touch of cherry like character. Medium full bodied, with some viscosity and palate coating character, it definitely makes it a chewy beer, though this is not overly heavy. The malt character plays a supporting role here with a touch of brown cracker malt, and perhaps a touch of straw like character.
Not bad, in fact it is interesting with the slight tartness and fruit character. The floral and fruit character is what defines the personality of this beer.
Prufrockstar (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle part of lips of faith mini tasting. Aroma floral, tropical, citrus. Pale color, hazy, minimal head. Taste lightly tart, fruit juice in the taste as well. Floral comes across somewhat weedy sometimes. Medium body, lively carb, slightly tart finish, short finish. Overall - nice, great drinking on the deck with friends on this weekend away.
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Cybercat (4635) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty clear amber with a thick, if not persistent, pale wheat head. Malty aroma has definite floral and fruity notes, not strong but tempting. Flavor is face-twisting tart, strong fruity note - that must be the feijoa (how the Hello Kitty do you pronounce that?) - and has a floral hint and a touch of honey. Firm, smooth texture leaves a slightly tingly and rather tart finish. This tripel drinks almost like a sour. Distinct and - will help your face exercise muscles you didn’t know it had. ;)
JohnnyJ (5262) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear gold, with a orange tinge and a white head. Quite sweet, spicy Belgian yeast, floral, apple, sweet fruit, and bready. Meh.
ben4321 (5356) - 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 (354) - 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 (3433) - 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 (674) - 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 (4698) - 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 (1000) - 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.