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 (283) - 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 (2890) - 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 (7516) - 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 (3556) - 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.
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into chalice, 2012 vintage. Pours fairly clear orange copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, lemon zest, honey, ginger, pepper, candi sugar, biscuit, floral, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, ginger, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, honey, ginger, pepper, biscuit, floral, candi sugar, light caramel, clove, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, ginger, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, light pepper, light caramel, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with the malt, honey, and ginger; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced Tripel. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botttle courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks. Pours a dark copper with a beige head Nose of yeast and spices. Ginger I think. Medium body. Flavor is sweet with the honey but is earthy at the same time Finish shows some Belgian yeast fruity tones.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a light brown head. Fairly floral, earthy, apple/pear fruity, honey, banana aroma. Well carbonated. Tangy, goopy/sugary, banana, fairly spicy, honey flavor. I didn’t enjoy this one very much.
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Copper color with medium head. Sweet honey upfront with a weirdly sour aftertaste.