marcus (7097) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. 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 Tripel.
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours filtered copper (not the usual golden I was expecting) with a medium white head that collapses into a skiff of foam and ring of big bubbles somewhat quick. Aroma is doughy, trademark New Belgium earthiness, berries (or is that the feijoa? not sure what it tastes like). Taste is pretty sour--weird for a tripel--and dry. The Belgian yeast in here makes it resemble a tripel a little bit, but this mostly tastes like a sour ale. Not bad.
Wittales (686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear orangish gold with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are strang for a triple, some sweet malt backbone with tropical fruits abound then wine like farmhouse yeasts, alcohol well hidden. Taste was dominated by bitter mango, orange, cherry, hibacious then barnyard funky yeasts. Alcohol not noticeable with slightly triple malt backbone. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting bitter fruity yeasty finish. Triple not, fruit sour brew yes, something amiss here.
Suttree (5356) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, nice spongy white head. Fruity, spicy aroma. Flavor is an odd combination of mango and honeydew melon, which I assume is Feijoa? Also, a lot of white wine, like a Savignon Blanc or something like that. Seems much lighter than 9%.
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not typically a fan of tripels so I was somewhat excited when this one poured a burnt tangerine/chestnut instead of the 10 karat reminiscent of the style. Unfortunately, didn’t really enjoy this either! Nothing offensive. This one is all Feijoa (like I’ve had Feijoa before and could distinguish it from any other tropical fruit). To me, loads of papaya, guava, mango and citrus accompanied by some caramel and light toffee. Not as cloyingly sugary or sweet as others. Also a hint of banana, some peppery spice. The ingredients just aren’t playing well together.
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Pour is deep copper with a bright white head and grey lacing. Big banana, spice, biscuit, dark fruits, caramel, and alcohol in the aroma. Taste is dark fruits, light spice, licorice, a hint of banana, pears, and white grapes with a light alcoholic burn on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Not a bad , beer but really not a tripel at all and not even as good as their tripel in the normal line-up.
Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is an uncharacteristic saddle blanket/barnyard/funky sour smell. Pours an oragangy amber with a rapidly dissipating white head and minimal lacing. The taste follows the nose. As a triple ??? But, otherwise, this was a very enjoyable beer ( if you like beers on the funky/sour side.) Initially, hints of tropical fruit followed by a funky sourness. Medium-light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, I want to drink more of this beer.
legion242 (2307) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a slightly murky, light amber with a very faint head. Nose was tart followed right away with pure tartness in the mouth. This came as s surprise to me and though quite refreshing, not what I wanted in a tripel.
mikedR (1455) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting and unusual tripel. Definitely not par for the course. Hits all the typical tripel notes, and had a beautiful deep copper, clear color. However, the tartness borders on sour. A wild tripel?Quite interesting. If you enjoy sours, this is the tripel for you. If you enjoy tripels, this is worth trying due to its unusualness.
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talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a sparkling clear copper color with a small, fizzy, white head which is mostly diminishing and leaves no lace. The nose is pleasant enough, soft herbal and floral, woodsy, light esters, doughy yeast. The flavor is much fruitier (not sure what feijoa tastes like), guava and apricot, still woodsy, slightly yeasty, and flower petals. The palate is lively, more than moderate, and sticky? The finish is somewhat bland with most of the flavors vanishing quickly leaving fruit and flowers. Decent attempt at an adjunct-laden beer but the fruit really masked the strong tripel beer. The hibiscus was a nice addition, and the beer drank very well for the ABV. The appearance was awful and the sticky mouthfeel was way out of place. I expected more from a Dieu du Ciel collaboration.