jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp copper glow with an orange tint and a good, two centiemtre tall tan head - not much movement, but still nice looking, slightly above average. Aroma of hay, grass, alcohol, wheat, yeast, sugars and some honey - all with a nice floral bite at the end. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong floral and herbal notes throughout in the taste with a hint of sourness, a little funk and barnyardie flavour, but a good dose of malt, wheat, yeast and alcohol. Aftertaste shows some more sour and tart notes, a little lactic taste, some shades of herbs and spices and a lot of wheat, sugars, alcohol and even some complexity. Overall, an interesting take on a trip, but I donít think it works so well - neat to try, but the spices/herbs add some characteristics that may work with a biere de garde or a blonde/wheat ale, but donít show off a tripel too nicely. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 12-March-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 15-October-2013.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. From notes. Spicy and fruity with belgian yeast. Very tart finish. Pretty darn good.
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pearlescent orange. Smells of soap slight smoke and caramelized malt. So sweet and fragrant like a wine. The taste is so overwhelming only at the end do the flavors start to sort themselves out.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear sunset golden with some deep amber at the top with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is light sweet sweet tropical fruit and a bit of caramel malts. Flavor brings pleasant tropical fruits, a hint of tart on the dry ending, and some clean booze bites but so super smooth.
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice triple from NB. Sampled at the Beer and bacon festival in Grand Forks. The aromas are great. Sweet belgian candy goodness. The palate is a little weak - but still a solid ale.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of fruit and floral notes. Tart flavor at first that mellows to fruity/floral flavors and a nice malt character. Very complex and refreshing. No sign of that 9% abv either. Solid brew.
coreyc1221 (285) - Truckee, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart apricot with cold maltness aroma. Hazy amber in color with a thin white head, Very tart start with a strong lemon and apricot zing. Definitely feel it on the sides of the tongue.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tartness compliments the Belgian profiles. Thin and dark in color for the style but pretty balanced for the different ingredients.
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate straw for the malt, perfume and lemon for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of white wine and starfruit. Head is small, fizzy/frothy, off-white with some slippery acing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear sparkling amber-bronze. Flavor starts faintly sweet, heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter and again sour. Palate is light to medium, slick with a soft to lively carbonation and a tart finish. Tastes like a sparkling tropical fruit wine.
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared up at Proof. Strange sparse note: cider juice then weird then belgian yeast. Tropical fruit. jammy, bandaid, salt. sweet tart. light funky. 7.4