esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tripel? More like a single and a two base error. Clear reddish orange with a large taupe sudsy topper. Aroma of grains, honey, ginger, malt and light yeast. Taste of heavy ginger and honey, alcohol, sulfur and malt and a bit of pepper on the finish. Creamy mouth feel and okay for a honey ginger beer, but not a tripel.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear red color with a large fizzy offwhite head. Fairly poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of ginger, caramel, honey, stone fruits, toasted malts and a bit of a metallic note. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, bread, honey, ginger, brown sugar. Medium bodied. Pretty good beer. My constant disappointment with New Holland hasnít been present the last few beers Iíve tried. Iím glad theyíre improving.
redtechnj (242) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright copper color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma is sweet honey, ginger, peppery spice with a malty alcoholy finish.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Deep golden body with a tiny-bubbled, white head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is sweet with honey and spice, especially clove and ginger. It has notes of alochol, toasted grain and caramel. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Overly sweet for a tripel and the spices taste unnatural and forced. The aroma is better than the flavor. I liked it a little more after a few ounces than I did at first. But itís still a long way from being a good tripel.
phaleslu (7185) - 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 (7267) - 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 (11891) - 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 (3284) - 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.