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 (5054) - 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.
Kevin (2192) - 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 (7020) - 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 (782) - 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 (12970) - 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.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, old gold pour with a 2 finger, soapy off white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Strange aroma, banana esters, lots of fruity and floral notes, some interesting, earthy, citrus and fruity notes that are pretty hard to pin down, maybe the Feijoa fruit? Flavor is tart and fruity up front, with a sort of green wood tartness and acidity that lasts, lots of tart floral notes that remind me of rose hips, some sweatiness and that lingering green wood bite. Medium body, with a dry entry leading to an astringent, tart (very vitamin c like acidity) finish. Weird beer, I actually enjoyed it a decent amount, but it took me a while to wrap my head around what I was tasting.
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, tropical fruit, bread, and yeast. Flavor of stone fruit, hibiscus, earth, herbs, and yeast.
Goldbane (14) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was an odd one for me. Very unique flavors going on here. I enjoyed it as a taster, but just not my style, however, I have to be objective and recognize that this is an interesting beer (and my wife loves it!). I can see this as a food pairing specialty beer with mango salsa dishes or some fruit heavy dishes, or for people that just love unique, subtle fruit flavors.