ansermadide (1450) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer actually looks like honey! Light brown, stiff head. Smoky wood/honey aroma is awesome. Neat flavor, a little syrupy. Light hop presence, smooth and lightly sweet. Light alcoholic bite.
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice beer. Darker, sweeter and less tart than other tripels Iíve had. Serving: Tap
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Sample at Barleyís Smokehouse, served in a snifter. This beer is a dark copper color with a thin and creamy beige head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, ginger and malt. Medium body with flavors of fruit, yeast, honey and malt. The finish is sweetly spiced with a malty aftertaste and a hint of alcohol. Decent beer overall.
cbfobes (2149) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery, pours a nice amber color with white head, aroma has some citrus notes to it but you can really smell the booze, flavor is very sweet with a decent alcohol finish.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. poured a nice amber with a big khaki head. aroma ginger, citrus, some honey yeast, hint of malts. flavor tart cherries, ginger, honey came out at the finish.
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL., and served to A NH slim tulip, with a clear, copper/amber color, decent off white head foam, and a blanket of lacing that unraveled as the beer lowered in the glass. The aroma was honey sweetness, dark cherry, smooth malt, and a touch of spice. Ditto on the flavor, with a semi-dry finish. An enjoyable brew, but a little unusual for a Tripel! Next time around, was served a snifter full at Lunar Brewing Co. Picked up a hint of banana in the nose, with vinous notes and light tartness in the flavor. Seemed a bit light on the palate.
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a clear reddish brown with a gray head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sweet with honey and sweet grains and just a hint of warming alcohol. Flavor had the same main notes with honey and sweet grains with some caramel in the finish.
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by maniac. Pours a clear burnt orange with small white head. Nose of sweet clean ginger. Honey joins the flavor and, citrus ginger notes. The ginger is actually subdued, and this is pretty tasty. I bet this would be good with a little time to have the flavors age and mellow. A little banana. Good beer for what it is.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of honey, raisins, plum, ginger, light florals, and candi sugar. Flavor of honey, candi sugar, some grass, and raisins. Very sweet.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL.
Aroma:Spicy Belgian yeast notes.
Appearance:Medium amber in color, very little head, good lacing.
Taste:Moderate malt sweetness in the front, along with some light hop spicyness. The honey flavor in this beer is subtly present in the foretaste and the midtaste. The aftertaste is amazingly nutty.
Palate:Very smooth, medium-light body to this beer, nice carbonation. Even though itís 8.47% ABV, there is very little alcohol warmth.
Overall:This is a fantastic beer thatís very easy to drink. Itís very pleasant. With a name like beerhive, I was afraid they would overdo the honey in this beer, but they made it subtle enough that it blends in nicely with the other flavors.