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.
nealblind (1095) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells tart and wild fermented like a strawberry someone has kept in their armpit. Salty banana flavors come from the yeast. Sharply acidic and citric like under ripe strawberries. Would be good with cheese. Not very drinkable on itís own.
Gachupines (1074) - 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.
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.
tricyclist (1044) - 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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light gold with healthy white head. Flavor/aroma is fruity (almost tart fruit) with a light berry hop flavor and touch of bitterness. Mildly spicy yeast. Delicious and drinkable. Got me a little tipsy at lunch here.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh, so much better than its rating. Pours clear orange with a short head. Decent retention and solid lace. Interesting aroma showing plenty of hibiscus. Bright floral along with fruit, spice and nutty malt. Light sweet, medium tart flavor. Medium viscosity, slick texture, good carbonation and a long, tart, dry finish. The amount of tartness was a pleasant surprise. Big fan of DDC and this beer.
Johnsense (997) - - 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.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - 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 donít 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. Iíd give this an A rating.
matthewjk (978) - San Diego, California, 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 Yearís! Well, this first offering doesnít leave me overwhelmed, but I know NB has a lot more to offer. This triple in nicely handled, but doesnít hit all the right marks for me--somewhat falls flat. Caramel, sweet, mid hop,