NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid attempt and exotic offering in the NB LoF series. The addition of feijoa fruit provides a gooseberry-like tartness. This aspect is complimented nicely by the hibiscus, which reminds me vaguely of herbal tea. If they had embraced the sour nature of these ingredients and gone with a sour fermentation rather than tripel, I feel like the components would have been better married. I would recommend this beer if you are looking for something to drink on a day at the beach, or if you want a well paired, though extremely experimental beer. Kudos for the craziness.
Interesting collaboration, but I feel like each NB offering has a similar malt component which makes them taste more or less the same. Interesting, but not revolutionary or even all that impressive. A little overpriced.
---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity malt, cherry and apple skin. Medium mouth with sweet fruit and yeast, hides alcohol well, very good.
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unfiltered orange colour. Lots of lace. Tart from finish. Neutral aroma. Lots of apricot orange taste.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ours a light golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of wine barrel at the finish.
tia (1770) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ SF 5. Clear honey color. Smells a little like apple juice. Very mild flavor, lightly tart.
GarrettB (1474) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 13th, 2013 - I like sour ales. I like brett. But sezchuan pepper? I’m so uncultured I’ve never had sezchuan cuisine, let alone its ingredients in my beer. But the mix is curious. The aroma is is heavy with citrus and peach, with an oak edge that often appears in brett-fermented beers. Rivulets of pear juice also run in the aroma, and the light peach and pear remind me of a popular fruit flavor common in Japan, appearing in drinks and candies. I also smell something that conjures images of shredded carrot and raisin salad - tangy and sweet at the same time, but softly sugared. The flavor begins flat and surreptitious, and then rises up to a louder churning of carbonation, before fading again into a wistful blend of pear and white peach. The mouthfeel is soft across all the transformations, and gets lighter the more you consider it. The sugar is disciplined, opting for an soft, pillowy fruit sweetness that I first tasted in Unibroue’s Ephemera. The aftertaste (well after the final notes of fresh pears) tastes more like chewing on dry, granular pear skins, and is actively unpleasant. But overall this is a fruit beer that takes a gentle approach to the style, and I rather like it. By the way, where’s the pepper?
Cweade (33) - - NOV 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolute explosion of beer never had anything like it great on a summer day
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thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at my brother Tony’s house. Pours hazy gold with minimal white head. Smells of some fruitiness and like white wine. Taste some citrus and sour fruit. Pretty good beer.
rejtable (2320) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly cloudy gold some head some lacing. Nose is fruity and some candy. Tastes of slight tart cherries some sour apples light candy. Tastes light tart light/med sweet little bitter. Light body lively carbonation.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Julie says EEG disgusting. Waste of money. She gives a. 0.0
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Bulk_Carrier (3851) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden to slightly bronzed amber orange color with a slim white foamy head that dissipated in a nice way. Adequate light lacing started to show after the head dissipated.
The smell had a light sweet floral and "iced apple" sort of bready yeasty behavior. Slightly sugary sweet esters invade in a nice way.
The taste was basically the same through sweet earthy and floral arrangements conglomeration on my taste buds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but still good for the style and for me. A trickling florally sweet stickiness rolled over my tongue.
Overall, nice tripel I could do again.