rollingwood (87) - 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 (5273) - 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 (954) - 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 (4402) - 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 (6172) - 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 (2794) - 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 (1325) - 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 (901) - - 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.
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity bready malt, vinous white grape, and spicy yeast aroma. Slightly hazed amber with a small white head. Slightly tart vinous white grape, light yeasty flavor with a slightly bitter alcoholic finish. Medium full body, soft carbonation.