BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barley Johns. Clear light amber pour with a spotty white head. Tart unripened tropical fruit, flowers, and yeast. Zesty. Good carbonation. Finishes dry.
nealblind (529) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells tart and wild fermented like a strawberry someone has kept in their armpit. Salty banana flavors come from the yeast. Sharply acidic and citric like under ripe strawberries. Would be good with cheese. Not very drinkable on it’s own.
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. pours gold with minimal white foam. Smells flat, somewhat sweet, with a hint of earthy tartness. Tastes of something akin to orange and a hint of wheat, though there’s not as much complexity or malt flavor here as I would expect from a tripel.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s Collaboration Event. Amber with good, whispy, off-white head / Stylish nose of spun sugar, honey, Belgian yeast, candied citrus / Medium body, some sweet and sour, lean with light malts and modest hopping, but well balanced with lightly sweet finish / Steely, youthful flavors of sour cherry, apple, white grape, banana, spun sugar, oak, light old sweater / A nice, reasonably complex, young Belgian.
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a smallish white head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is peppery tropical fruits with some musty yeast.
The flavor is a little bready malt with lots of sweet tart fruits and some peppery spices. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low but sharp carbonation.
Overall, I liked the mix of tart fruits and spices. It’s not very much like a tripel though.
rougeau13 (1865) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber; very small off-white head. Aroma of bread, white wine, Belgian yeast, and hibiscus. Taste is tart and sweet and really fruity with some floral and yeasty flavors. Body is medium and slightly syrupy. Ok. But also a little offensive.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Deep, dark golden body, fairly clear, with just under a half-inch of white foam.
Smell: Wow, okay. Smells like an odd champagne, where someone opened the body, drank a fair portion, then made some half-hearted attempt to ’cap’ the bottle, only to come back a week or so later to find this.
Taste: Heavenly Feijoa tastes about the same. Sure, there’s a toasted grain quality you know is from the barely, but the additions give it an overriding taste of ’off’ champagne without even a mere drop of sweetness to it, leaving it unsettlingly dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s different, that much is certain, though it’s not particularly palatable.
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap Pours light copper with an attractive beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly sour fruity caramel malt flavor with a lingering hibiscus note. This is a pretty strange version of Belgian Trippel.
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a red solo cup due to current kitchen remodel. Aroma is typical of a triple. Banana esters. Flavour is more on the sour side, delicious! Dieu du ciel! Really liked it.
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours coppery with a thick white head. Aroma is grainy ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet, ripe fruity, and a little tart.