DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bpmber shared at Craft Ale 20-Aug-2013. Poured hazy golden with white clingy head. Nose was black peppery hibiscus, funky yeasty malt, hopcitrus. Tasted complex, hoppy, citric, with notes if black pepper, hibiscus, and a complex, lively mouthfeel. This one was stellar.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from a pretty bottle a slightly cloudy peach/orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of funky fruits and spices. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart bitter fruit, peppercorns and yeast. The finish is peppery with a tart fruity aftertaste. Decent overall, if nothing else I learned I don’t care for feijoa fruit.
Anova167 (265) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangey clear brew with a tight head. Aroma is pretty alcoholic with fruit that I am guessing the exotic fruit in the brew. Taste is very fruity with a Belgian yeasty finish. This is an interesting brew. I like it.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This triple pours a rich ruddy copper with a very thin head. Nose is a bit like a pinot grigio. Sharp, acidic and with tart stone fruit. Taste is dry and crisp very like a brut champagne. Body is light and fluid. Finish is clean and just a little tart. Very nice.
rollingwood (86) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice tart/sweet dichotomy working here. Pineapple tropical profile with hints of peach. What especially works for me is the slightly bitter finish where the hops come through. Nice work. . .
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rustico - Alexandria. Aroma was tropical notes - apricots, peaches. Sweet malts. Flavor was nice tropical fruit characters, sweet malts, apricot. Sweet peaches. Alcohol a bit noticeable, but enjoyable.
matthewjk (845) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Celebration time! New Belgium in Ohio! New Year’s! Well, this first offering doesn’t leave me overwhelmed, but I know NB has a lot more to offer. This triple in nicely handled, but doesn’t hit all the right marks for me--somewhat falls flat. Caramel, sweet, mid hop,
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold, with a soft, white head.
Orange malt aroma.
Sweet orange pulp, floral taste.
Thickly sweet, tingly, a little alcohol presence.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with lasting white head. Nice tropical fruit, guava nectar, tooty fruity, pils malt aromas. Medium body. Tropical fruit, guava, herbal, candi sugar, pils malt flavors with a warming finish___Tooty fruity tripel
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Cash Wise poured into my NB goblet. A flat, hazy orange/straw color with a finger of creamy sand-colored head. The head quickly dissipates and leaves a thin ring for the entire glass. At first sniff I thought apple cider vinegar, but it warms up to lighter floral notes, hibiscus, Belgian yeast, and a fruity sweet-tart blend. Good flavor, a nice balance of the sweet tart fruit (must be the Feijoa) to the yeast and florals. With the exception of a little hint of apple cider vinegar again in the tail, it finishes nice. Maybe a tad light on the carbonation, but the finish and body work together to overcome this. Pairs well with General Tso’s chicken. I’ve had this in the cellar for 4-5 months, and should have drank it sooner, but overall it’s drinking really well right now.