Panzuriel (1382) - 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 (89) - 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 (5417) - 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 (966) - 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 (4570) - 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 (6211) - 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 (2871) - Boise, Idaho, 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.
drsordr (1412) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour light gold. Nose sweet belgian candy some floral. Taste sweet sugar, some candy, some ester. Mild bubblegum. Some tart. Minimal floral on the taste.
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy gold with a quick lacy white head. Nose is very inviting, taste is light, effervescent and very easy to drink. Has a champagne like mouth feel and aftertaste.
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Johnsense (943) - - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, good sized head. Fruity aroma, white grape, peach, yeast and light spice in the aroma. Vinous drinker here, white grape, yeast, fruity, sweet, almost cidery. Medium body.