bwa5879 (772) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very cloudy amber brown pour with just a thin layer of white suds. Bubblegum belgian yeast in the nose. Somehwat flat carbonation, thick mouthfeel, clean finish. Flavor of cloves and black pepper mixed with buttery belgian yeasts. Over sweet at the finish. Not a huge fan of the belgian profile and it’s kind of watery. Like a beer-flavored sparkling water.
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 22oz bottle.
Potent aroma fit for a tripel. Sweetness to go with the potency. Stays on the tongue, minutes after being drunk.
I'm not a great fan of tripels, but this was OK. Not worth going after again, but OK.
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Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. A very sweet beer. I think it's sweet enough to overcome most of the yeast. Nice lacing. Just to sweet for me.
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crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant amber hue. Too sweet but a tasty brew otherwise ginger is light in the finish and covers the clove. Not bd.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I picked this one up at the Springfield Whole Foods on a whim. I poured it into a brandy sniffer for consumption.
Ap: Bronze in color with a slight head and moderate carbonation. Clarity is a bit hazy but still very good.
Ar: Fruit, belgian yeast, and ginger. Honey came through a bit but not as much as I expected.
T: Pleasant, but I could use more honey and more sweetness in general. The aftertaste is a bit rough in the beginning, but I slowly warmed up to it.
P: The carbonation is pleasant and bubbly, as with most tripels.
O: The alcohol and lack of sweetness (bitterness) lingers a bit too much for me to drink it all the time.
Overall: This is one of those rare times when I was weary about this one becoming a gimmicky "honey" beer based on the bottle artwork (a honey comb). However, I actually could have used more honey in the actual product. A solid tripel nonetheless.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Palate is fresh pure honey with a little bit of yeasty readiness. The ginger almost comes across as bitter. I would bet money in a year of aging this beer would be phenomenal!
fitwitchik (381) - USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter.
Pours a nice golden orange with a light that quickly dissipates.
The aroma of alcohol is barely there but the sweet fruity bread scent tells me its a Belgium.
Definite sweet honey flavor with a peppery malty bread overtone. The balance is nice with a faint ginger finish.
Carbonation is minimal & overall find this to be a flavorful Abby Tripel that doesn’t taste like every other Tripel out there.
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Honey, apple, plum, and faint alcohol aroma. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Plum, apple, floral honey, and some light toast flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Honey and apple/orange malt aroma with hint of ginger. Cloudy orange-brown color with small head. Honey and grape/apple malt flavor. Mildly bitter herbal and ginger finish. Very good - pretty different from a standard Tripel but very tasty.
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours sparkling, almost clear red/copper with a short tan head.
Aroma is yeast, a little funky, pears and other white fruits....honey.
Flavour is sweet, yeasty, honeyed and fruited...
A little sticky, well hidden alcohol.