cmonster (1000) - 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.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head. Settles to cap in minutes with some sparse lacing. Aroma is belgian, fruity, moderately sour/tart, tropical fruity, and floral. Flavor is fruity, mango, pineapple, mildly sour, hibiscus. Mild belgian ale background but the fruitiness of the feijoa is dominant. However the fruity tart character is pleasant. Alcohol is quite well masked. Soft carbonation, medium body, crisp texture and a smooth finish. A fruity, mildly tart, interesting tripel.
krumbum (943) - 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.
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a red solo cup due to current kitchen remodel. Aroma is typical of a triple. Banana esters. Flavour is more on the sour side, delicious! Dieu du ciel! Really liked it.
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey color with white head, nose of spices and light fruit, cherries, banana. Light body with good amount of carbonation. Tangy from the start, dry, vinous characteristics, slight fruity sweetness. Balanced and delicious.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. pours gold with minimal white foam. Smells flat, somewhat sweet, with a hint of earthy tartness. Tastes of something akin to orange and a hint of wheat, though thereís not as much complexity or malt flavor here as I would expect from a tripel.
ADfan (852) - 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.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Krazy Karls. Appearance: finger of white head, amber orange color, cloudy. Aroma: orange, leathery yeast, light apricot . Palate: average carbonation, light body, good lace. Taste: slightly sweet to mild tartness. Overall, like how malts show through yeast, but not amazing still. Unique for style.
Bill Becker (793) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- 24K gold colour, small, quickly shrinking head of foam, not much lacing.
S- aromas of apple vinegar, a bit of honey like sweetness that comes and goes.
T- fruity tartness up front..apples and pears. candi sugar sweetness, some alcohol that burns during the swallow. Spices come through in the finish; light cloves, a bit of pepper.
M- medium bodied, very low carbonation, not the best of mouthfeels.
O- $17.99 for this LOF brew that just showed up in town. I love sour brews but this one isnít doing much for me. It doesnít seem to have any harmony of flavours going on.
TizzleJizzle (770) - 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.