Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love it. It goes from funky tart to tripel back to funky tart. Really nice. Pours a darker amber with a white head. Aroma is subtle hints of yeast and banana with an fermented funky fruit aroma. Some might think this is flaw, but I think this is what makes this brew intriguing. Taste is somewhat tart, sour and funky with a distinct tripel character with notes of banana and floral elements. Finishes dry with a slight tartness.
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PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light gold with healthy white head. Flavor/aroma is fruity (almost tart fruit) with a light berry hop flavor and touch of bitterness. Mildly spicy yeast. Delicious and drinkable. Got me a little tipsy at lunch here.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker pour with loads of tart fruit motes. Taste is tart. Body is thick and syrupy. Decent beer, but not a good triple.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a best before of March 2014. Pours with a clear golden orange hue with a medium sized, fizzy offwhite head that fades. Aromas are tart and slightly tropical, melon and papaya, peppery alcohol and phenol, dry apple and leather. Smells a touch sweet. Flavors are quite tart, grainy, fruity, hibiscus, melon, Belgian yeast. Quite a bit of acidity. Earthy and slightly waxy fruit flavors with noticeable alcohol. Lively carbonation, medium bodied with a tart finish. Not bad, I think it might drink a bit better than the score I ended up with.
baraciisch (2909) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange in color... Citrus and lemon zest aroma... Flavor is Belgian yeast, unripened citrus, floral notes... Palate is slightly yeasty and tangy... Nice
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marcus (9235) - 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 (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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 (761) - 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 (6106) - 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 (3014) - 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.