phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Binnyís-South Loop. 2010 vintage. Pours a clear, rich orange-golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, sweet malts, red apples, and bright floral notes. Flavor of honey, sweet malts, ginger, herbal and floral notes, and a little peppery spice. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet but the flavor is pretty nice.
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured a healthy shade of medium orange with a shortish cap of white head. The aroma picked up a sweet blend of coriander, ginger, and honey first and foremost, with a syrupy impression.. warm and assertive, lacking some subtlety that I wanted to see. The flavor found honey, lighter-skinned fruits, and pale malts at the core.. peppery spices, coriander, and ginger surrounded, joined by tart fruit skins and alcohol warmth.. tacky finish with hotter spices and booziness. Heavier-bodied on the palate with high carbonation.. the ginger was an interesting component, but really took over toward the back.. didnít enjoy the stickiness back there, either. Too heavy-handed.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, candi sugar, light honey, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, some ginger, light honey. Medium body, light stickiness.
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
fobab 2010. sweet honey and booze. fair amount of spices. too sweet. underattenuated. sticky. ginger came across more as a muddled spice mixture. not my favorite, but not a big fan of most american tripels.
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I donít know what this is but it is not good. Too sweet and boring. Close to being a drain pour
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish copper ale with a slightly tan white head. Aroma has a very slight honey with a strange lemon bubble gum smell. Taste is malt and honey mid way through a bit of ginger finishing with a honey taste. Mouthfeel is light. another example of a mediocre beer coming from a once great brewery.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of bubble gum, white grape, ginger, honey and caramel. Full bodied, lightly sticky with lively carbonation. I hate to admit it, but I think I was biased by their style designation. A bit sweet and perhaps a bit more ginger than I would like. This is a good beer, but not what Iíd consider a tripel. Perhaps a new name could help better match expectations with reality.
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bocktown. Very light malt aroma with some honey notes and a bit of spicy hops. Medium dark amber clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation, light carbonic burn and some warming. Starts sweet and spicy with rye, honey, alcohol, and a bit of chocolate. Some caramel. Dry chalky bitter finish and lasting bitter after. Watery-hot thin finish and spicy after. Fruity.
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Fireworks.
Aroma: A good bit of honey, fruit, yeast, and spiciness.
Appearance: It pours a deep gold color with a thin, white head. The head fades relatively quickly.
Taste: A mix of honey, alcohol, yeast, and light fruit notes. Somewhat simpler than what I had in mind.
Palate: Medium bodied with lower than average carbonation leading to a sweet finish. Itís a bit cloying and a little warm with alcohol.
Overall: Itís okay. Certainly not the best tripel Iíve had, but it was drinkable.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber pour with substantial head. This beer is a viscous beast of honey, ginger, spicy hops, and belgian yeast. Perhaps a touch cloying if warmed too much. Slightly over-carbonated and a tad harsh on the mouth.