ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a rich amber with slight reddish caramel hues. Aroma is ripe fruits/grapes, nice belgian yeasty scent. Taste is ripe fruit, as the beer warmed the honey became more apparent, perhaps some ginger in the aftertaste. Nice finish, alcohol slightly detectable. A very nice tripel.
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haze. Deep amber-brown, way darker than I wouldve expected for the style. Thin, steady oily head. Sweet and big, with some thick honey and ginger notes. Sort of like an imperial honey beer. Sweet, sugary, heavy. Might have benefited from more hops, which could create more depth. Some mellow malt tones. OK, but a little tame and boring too. Tripels are already too sweet most times, this just creates an overload.
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Tampa RB group. Nose is full of sweet honey and some ginger. Yeasty and spicy. Taste follows with plenty of sweet and tasty honey and a lemony ginger follow-up. Good stuff and drinkable as hell.
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share on this one. Pours a honey yellow color with a white head. Nose is honey, slight peppery yeast, and lots of sweet malt. Flavor is similar with lots of honey, sweet malt, and some peppery yeast. Medium in body and syrupy, yet sweet and nice.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This great beer had and awesome cloudy orange hue to it. The scents were light for a tripel, but still quite mellow and spicy. Lots of clove and hops in this one, and the touch of ginger is very nice as well. Different, but great.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grains, spice and a noticeable amount of honey in the aroma. The flavor is fruity/raspberry/cherry, with an underlying sweetness and spiciness. Although initially it tasted like there was a hint of vegetables, thankfully there wasn’t. This was interesting, it deviated considerably from a normal tripel to the point where the normal style characteristics were underlying in the flavor. Decent ale overall, interesting.
Travlr (12345) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark. Lear amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel and white pepper. Taste is more bitter than your average tripel. Tasty enough.
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/29/11
Aroma: The nose fairly sweet, with some caramel malts, clove, ginger, and a hint of honey
Appearance: The pour is a hazy reddish-copper color with a small beige head and drops of lace
Flavor: This one has a fairly sweet flavor to it, made up of mostly caramel malts (with touches of honey), and that is balanced by the spice profile, it finishes with a bit of a ginger twang
Palate: The body is medium, it has a slight stickiness on the mouth, and a tingly, gingery finish
This one was fairly interesting. While I could make out the Honey component, I found it to be fairly subtle, compared with the Ginger component that I found to be much more prevalent. There is also quite a complex mix of spices and other flavors that give this beer a nice depth. This one may have been a little on the sweet side for my tastes, but the complexity of flavors and how interesting this beer is caused me to give it a nice bump in the overall score.
Gription79 (2284) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle.
Aroma: earthy, slight honey, floral, perfume
Appearance: bright golden, thin head
Taste: honey, perfume, floral,grainy
Palate: sweet, thick, and a little syrupy
Overall: I had high hopes for this one, I love honey and ginger. This beer needs some work. It is to sweet for the style and that really detracts from the experience.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: October 30, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear deep copper with a burgandy red hue, pillowy beige head, thick drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, malty sweetness with a touch of honey, spicy phenols
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice honey sweetness adds a candy character, light spicyness
Overall: a nice tripel made hardier by the addition of honey
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4