Frovigalning (2667) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Systembolaget tasting. Warming alcohol on the nose. Some almond icing and fruity notes. The alcohol isnít as intrusive in the taste, sweet and full bodied with almond icing.
1guywith_aboat (142) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Pours gold with white head.some lacing. Head quickly dissipats to a thin film. Aroma has a note of biscuit, warming alcohol, egg, sharp maltiness, resembles aroma of a high gravity lager. Flavor is alcohol warmth, fruity esters, funky yeast, and toasted buscuity malt. Flavor is like that of a really clean high gravity lager. Medium, slick, oily body. Decent beer. Not much different than a steel reserve except the toasted note in the flavor. Tasty.
chucklemation (273) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light golden color, with a small white head. Smells of sweet honey and coriander. Taste is also honey and coriander. The coriander is quite strong in this, but in a good way. It helps balance the honey sweetness. The beer has a smooth, medium body mouthfeel. Overall I was very impressed with this. One of my favorites from a company that so far has disappointed me. Great job!
zoucrew102 (347) - - FEB 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clove and coriander aroma with notes of banana and hops. Pours clear golden colored with a well-retained off-white head and good lacing. Sweet banana flavor with the aforementioned spices to start. Finishes dry with with some hops. Decent effort for a trippel but lacks depth of flavor of most Belgium trippels.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sfontain (760) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Completely clear, light golden pour; little head to speak of; light to no lacing. Aroma bananas, yeast, cloves/coriander, fairly bright. Same deal in the flavor. Medium body; a bit slick. Okay beer, but to me a good tripel is vastly more complex than this, and also a bit "bigger." This is currently rated 94th/94th overall/style, which, to me, evidences the major fanboy bias supporting this brewery.
ARH (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. Mild notes of banana, clove, coriander, and bread dough hit the nose in roughly equal parts, maybe a bit less on the coriander and a bit more banana. There also seems to be some other light fruit notes, but the glassware provided wasnít really helping me draw them out. Itís a clear yellow beverage with a light, fizzy white head that reduces down fairly quick, but leaves some lacing. Itís a prominently sweet beer - Iíd say medium levels - with some spice and grass bitter - more towards the low/mellow end. Itís fairly light body for the style, but still some substance to it. It goes down creamy and slick (a slight stickiness near the end of the glass) with a mellow and soft carbonation - easy drinking. Finishes clean and dry with a lemon zest and spice mouthfeel.
b79turner (214) - Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, glad to have New Belgium in Alabama. Very thin, light caramel color pour with a small white head. Nose is floral, dough, caramel, bread...very typical of the style. I can see why this one is so highly rated. Very nice.
laandemi (4) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant aroma: peaches and nectarines, some exotic fruit as well. Sweet and floral. Complex flavor that hits you in waves: sweet and fruity at first, spicy (coriander) after a second, lightly bitter in the end, smooth and mellow finish. There is a lot going on here; but not sure that itís completely harmonious.
shanoknowsfood (35) - Hawaii, USA - FEB 3, 2014
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Not sure how this gets a 94, overall. It was so bad i will never try another. If this is what Belgian ale tastes like then i donít see what all the hooplaís about. It was nasty. Not a fan and will never be.
HIGHB4LL (224) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at New Belgium. Appearance: 2 fingers of white head, great lace, golden yellow color, clear. Aroma: brett yeast, fruit, molasses, grassy hops. Palate: light body, lively carbonation, sticky fruit texture. Taste: sweet tartness, with light bitter finish. Overall, really enjoy this beer; drinkable, unique, and balanced.