JohnGalt1 (1213) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 picked up today at Home Brew Stuff in Garden City.. Poured into my HotD goblet... clear light golden brew... 1" off white head.. short lasting.. no real lacing..
Nose is very tart... underripe guava and a big hibiscus presence (lemony/cranberry).. grainy pale malts come in under the radar and deliver clovey phenols.. some pepper with warmth.
Flavor is all over the map for me... Very tart fruitiness that is dominant and doesn’t let up until the finish.. Belgian qualities develop mid palate and show slight pear esters and more clove and peppery notes... The Feijoa presence is too present to make this a very enjoyable brew.. And the hibiscus is just too tart/cranberry.. almost tannic grapeskin with warmth.
Body is medium/lite and shows a decent carbonation..
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Not a bad aroma. Some yeast some tart fruit smells. Can't taste anything weird until it leaves your mouth. Better than a tripel since I'm not a big fan. A little tart which is a nice change of pace. Try when you get bored of the stouts and ipa's.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gachupines (1185) - USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity and a little funky, can definitely tell it will be tart. Flavor is tart as expected, some apple flavors. Finishes rather dry.
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.
tricyclist (1124) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It smells lite and pleasant, on the sweeter side.... The flavor is overly sweet covering any flavor that I would enjoy... Minimal to no malt character... Just juicy sweetness.
Johnsense (1120) - - 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.
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.
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg - pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma has red fruits, some malt and funk. Taste is tart with some sourness. Sour triple, interesting.
Thisis12ptfont (1051) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong tropical fruit aroma with mango, pineapple and grapefruit (never tried feijoa so I don’t know the smell/taste). Bubbly brownish copper with a large foam. Interesting fruity flavor. Tons of tropical fruits topped off with Belgian yeast. Very dry finish with some hops, biscuit and dried caramel. Overall, this is not bad at all. A very unique, fruity Tripel with a pleasantly dry finish. I’d give this an A rating.
Concealer (1038) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from the bomber a clean copper color with a caramel-white head that dissolves quickly. A big fruit aroma in the nose with some spice and yeast and floral hints. Tastes are tart fruit, sweet pineapple, mild spice and bread. The mouth feel is somewhat light and bubbly. At 9% it’s hard to argue this beer is well worth it’s flavor and price but it is so unique I was shock my first glass. I like it.