KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
New Belgium Tripel 7.8%
A beautiful bright clear gold with a foamy white head. The aroma is vineous, plum, figs, a bit tart but a very nice example of the style. Medium to full mouthfeel with a dry finish. The taste is crackery pale malts and big luscious candied fruits, figs, plums, raisins and while it has some boozy heat it is quite well balanced.
I like it, itís a good example of a Belgian Style Trippel, but being in Japan we can get Belgian original versions for less. So if I was in the US Iíd go for this in a heartbeat but being in Japan I think Iíd get an belgian original instead. Really really nice though.
beer_rookie (403) - Arkansas, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden color. About two finger head. Head is white and thin. Okay retention and okay lacing. Has white sediment floating around in it.
Aroma is banana and coriander. Also tropical fruity.
Taste is banana sand coriander. Also, true to style, tastes sour. Sweet, malty, Smells yeasty, but canít taste it.
Mouthfeel is medium full body. High ABV, canít taste it.
Overall, itís good. I would recommend it for the style. Iím not a fan of the style. But itís good. I donít know why I bought it, but itís decent enough.
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - Poured a deep amber with creamy white head. Nice smell of malted grains, bread, and spices. Flavors of spice, raisins, over-ripened fruit, and a woody herb. Alcohol is somewhat detected along with a bitter finish, but itís not overpowering.
Gespuccian (129) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow with white head. Nose is sweet, banana, cloves. Taste is of classic Belgian yeast, and some sweet banana thatís tempered by slightly bitter hops. Finish is slightly sweet, slighty bitter, and a touch dry. A good American take on the trippel.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with medium head. Aroma: typical Belgian yeast, citrus, biscuit. Taste: citrus, malt, biscuits, esthers, bread. Palate is esthery, fruity and hoppy. Good.
Felsenbrau (45) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can. Pours a slightly-hazy medium gold color with 1/4" white head and good lacing. Aroma is very fruity, slightly yeasty, lots of citrus, spices. Full-bodied, taste of malt and citrus, (bubblegum?), cinnamon, sweet and yeasty. Finishes with lingering cinnamon and citrus. Nice, even taste. Will buy again.
Danmor1 (4) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious gold. Pours its own head, since you can try to pour it without. Creamy white, if you were wondering. Nice, sweet malt offset off the back of the tongue by the hops goodness. Donít go after beer as a first choice, but this almost matches a braggot in character. And, seriously, that head! This is more or less what I could ask from a beer of this particular gravity. Would drink again.
altonbrownd (5650) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Chevy Chase. Golden body with big head. Nose is spicy, malty. Taste is grassy, hoppy and some caramel. Bitter in the finish.
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 25 Nov 2015. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of spice with some bread. Bitter sweet finish.
Svesse (7850) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with dried apricots, bread, coriander, honey and floral hops. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of apricots, honey, white bread, coriander, lemon peel and a gentle floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Really tasty and well balanced, a good example of the style. Very nice.