Ernest (7118) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of bubble gum, ammonia, detergent, cotton candy, pepper.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A horrible creation. Artificial and chemical nose is truly disgusting. Sour and dirty flavor experience almost prompts expectoration. Shows pretty much zero effort. Sheesh, how low can NB go?
akoeninger (609) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great amber color. Vinous, yeasty, zesty fruit aroma. Some tart to it. Taste is like a triple with an almost fruit beer tartness to it. Very good, interesting fruit flavor. Crisp feel. Good brew.
crossovert (10657) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very much a ruit beer more than a tripel. It is a GORGEOUS color. Flavor is tart and very vinous, the tripel flavor comes form a nice malt bill and belgian yeast.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is very dark gold nearly amber, white head. Poor retention/some lace. Aroma of apricot, citrus, honey, light hibiscus, light ester. Taste is sweet, light tart, pear, honey, hibiscus, a bit salty. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish. Odd.
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 I’m not sure it’s a noble one.
bb (7986) - 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 (689) - Alabama, 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 (1672) - 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 (21) - 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 (3359) - 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.