durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is so close to being something maybe good, but I am not sure what it is, and it is in the middle ground between vomit and a tripel. Oh Feijoa fruit, you are not heavenly; you are guava-bile like, and you overpower the citric and kumquat notes of this deep orange brew. A failure, and Iím not sure itís a noble one.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Earthy and fruity aroma with yeast. Tart fruit flavor with hibiscus and yeast. Medium bodied. Tart fruit lingers with yeast and light malt.
thomas15 (589) - USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma of grain and dry apple. Other sort of strangeness to the fruit quality. Copper colored and clear with light head and good lacing. Taste is tart fruit with hibiscus tea leading to honey flavors. Weird but interesting and well made tripel. Definitely cranberry aspects to flavor.
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour with a white head. What a wacky beer, Aroma is belgian yeast flavored with some fruity notes. Taste is sweet and syrupy with a tarty fruit flavor.
Jonathan_E (16) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a twenty-two ounce bottle into a Riedel Overture beer glass. An overwhelming amount of subtle nuances from nose to palate, starting with a perfume of rose and orange blossom water, lightly roasted almond and peanut, then rounding into melted butter on grits. Scant head with hairline lacing, but shines in color that vacillates between dented gold and skillfully cut ruby gemstone. The palate is akin to solving a puzzle as it does not reveal itself with facility. Eventually struck upon raisins in rice pudding, caramel popcorn, fresh berry sweet tea, with an undertone of cherry blossom petal. Very drinkable, with texture, flavor, and acidity comparable to a cranberry vinaigrette. A beautiful experiment overall that requires time and patience to understand.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a glowing effervescent amber body with a creamy airy white head. Slow carbonation adds to the sexiness. Aroma is tripel yeasts, hibiscus, and something lightly tart. Almost perfumey, but very light. Complex and balanced. Flavor is sweet but not cloying. Tripel yeasts, flowers, and subtle tartness. Very good blending of flavors. Medium body with nice levels of carbonation. Not overly so. This beer paired perfectly with a taleggio cheese.
oRos (840) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ronher. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is sweet banana ester. Taste is lots of banana spice and very sweet
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 3/17/2013. This Belgian Triple pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, floral and tart, with some yeast and a touch of funk. A medium bodied triple. The malts are fruity and sweet, The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent carbonation. This is kind of a weird beer, it has some tartness and some pineapple (feijoa?) and some definite hibiscus flavors. Its kind of a mess, but it kind of works. Lots of sweetness, lots of tartness with some herbal stuff as well. Overall itís a nice tart ale. Definitely different. Mouthfeel is full and round Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart.
gorditoabd (607) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours almost the exact same amber as the New Albion Ale redux I just drank by Sam Adams. Little white foam is quickly gone. Aroma is somewhat malt forward, but mostly understated, with just a touch of the floral qualities I might have expected. Taste is an improvement, but only in the early palate. Then it just sort of starts to go nuts...and by nuts I mean ALL OVER THE FREAKING PLACE. Holy hell, there is cidery funky sweet tartness, cloying floral quality... almost as if there were some super-sweet pineapple guava in this thing???
Anyway, itís drinkable (barely) and different... so Iím mostly a fan. If my palate survives, Iíll be interested to see how it does as it warms... Otherwise, meh.
flylikeabanana (174) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours orange-amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floral and lots of fruit-esters. Although the taste begins with the characteristic sweetness of Belgian yeast, the flavor is dominated by hibiscus and sour fruit. Aftertaste is acidic, lemony. A very interesting take on a tripel, but a bit too much going on for my tastes.