rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: light amber pour with a smallish white head. Aroma is perfumey with tart fruit and some light bubblegum end notes. Flavor is sweet/tart with apricot and raspberry fruitiness, followed by some woodiness and a little yeasty bubblegum. A bit odd on flavor where the tripel background does not mesh well with the tart fruit. I probably will not seek this beer out.
Concealer (644) - 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% itís hard to argue this beer is well worth itís flavor and price but it is so unique I was shock my first glass. I like it.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a little thin, with a typical trippicle aroma. When cold, it tastes like a yeasty, boozy blonde. When it warms, the tartness of the fruit takes over. Interesting to let this sit a bit.
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thomas15 (642) - USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma of grain and dry apple. Other sort of strangeness to the fruit quality. Copper colored and clear with light head and good lacing. Taste is tart fruit with hibiscus tea leading to honey flavors. Weird but interesting and well made tripel. Definitely cranberry aspects to flavor.
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Pours a clear auburn gold with minimal white fizz. Nice sweet tart grainy aroma with Belgian funkiness. The flavor is very smooth grain with a light hearted Belgian yeast with an increasing unique tartness. The carbonation makes it sparkling with a sweeter nature than what it really has. Somewhat light bodied but strong and slightly warming, some apple and strawberry. The flowery hibiscus lingers with the fruit creating a very complex finish that is as lightly muddied and crazy as seemingly simple. Very good brew.
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours almost the exact same amber as the New Albion Ale redux I just drank by Sam Adams. Little white foam is quickly gone. Aroma is somewhat malt forward, but mostly understated, with just a touch of the floral qualities I might have expected. Taste is an improvement, but only in the early palate. Then it just sort of starts to go nuts...and by nuts I mean ALL OVER THE FREAKING PLACE. Holy hell, there is cidery funky sweet tartness, cloying floral quality... almost as if there were some super-sweet pineapple guava in this thing???
Anyway, itís drinkable (barely) and different... so Iím mostly a fan. If my palate survives, Iíll be interested to see how it does as it warms... Otherwise, meh.
Bule (571) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours an orange color without much head. Tart feijoa is prominent, with the hibiscus more subtle. The Belgian yeast flavor balances nicely against the feijoa.
Wittales (564) - 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.
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on tap it has a deep amber color with a small head. Aroma has some fruits, champagne and a tartness. The tartness continues on the taste along with bitterness and a bit of spices.
TizzleJizzle (528) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle. Golden pour, with a foamy white head and decent retention. Tastes bitter, feijoa (which apparently I hate), way too tart, and dried fruit. Obviously Iím not a fan of this brew, although I highly appreciate New Belgium thinking outside the box and trying something new. Itís just not for me.