beerbill (3452) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of mikem409. Pours a clear coppery red with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of honey, caramel, and fresh ginger. The honey and ginger I thought came together very nicely in the flavor with neither dominating the other and complimenting the caramel flavor of the beer. Medium bodied. There’s not much here that reminds me of a tripel, but then again, tripels are not my favorite style, so this is not an issue for me, but purists might be bothered by this.
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Bavarian Lodge. Luscious, almost transparent brown, a thin foam topper. Sweet honey smell, but subdued. Taste is again a little thin, like a sparkling mead. Still, it’s a happy mouthful, with happy bubbles and happy malts… sorry, that’s the Dragon’s Milk I had before this talking. But I find it to be a fine, sweet abbey beer, with honey playing very prominently up front.
obguthr (3913) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crabapple, apple, and honey nose. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Distinct crabapple flavor with a persimmon tartness and finish. Medium body, not hot. Fruity and wanting more of a malt presence. Quite unlike a typical tripel. Decent.
PaulUnwin (86) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems like a beer people love or hate, I actually enjoyed this beer. Great pour, looked nice in the glass, aroma not too much, although probably too cold at first. Definate honey taste, but a lot more than just that. Can just pick out the ginger, also a bitter taste which balanced the beer. Thank you to John in Holland MI for this beer, thank you NH Brewery for making great beers, cheers!!
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of honey, caramel, lemongrass and fresh ginger root. The ginger comes out strong in the taste, but is still present in the nose. Medium body. Not much of a tripel but a tasty beer nonetheless.
greengoblincc (12) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey overload....was not a fan of this beer. The taste was overpowered by honey and banana overtones. With a little less honey character and more balance, I believe this Tripel would be unique in its class. 22oz bottle was hard for me to finish.
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2011. Clear copper tinged gold, with a small white head. Nice sweet honey aroma, with a slight Belgo farm yeast, ripe light fruits and a touch of ginger. Flavor much of the same. Huge body, lots of sweetness from some moderately floral honey, ends like a Belgian yeasty tripel.
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow so there is not a whole lot to say about this one.
I appreciate the innovation here but it just doesn’t come together for me. The Belgian yeast is certainly on the nose and transcends to the front of the pallet.
After that this one fizzles out as I get no sweetness from the honey or anything else for that matter. The high abv makes this feel a bit warm and also lacks any much in terms of drinkability.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits Point. Poured the oddest color for a triple I’ve ever seen. Reddish/brown body with a small to average sized foamy white head that left no lace. Aroma was oddly sweet and fruity, reminded me of a mead. Notes of honey, grapes, raisin juice, wet bread. Full bodied with soft to average carbonation that leaves a sticky coating in your mouth. Flavor of bad wine mostly along with grains and cracker. Not my cup of tea on this one.
wxman (1448) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a substantial old lace colored head. Aroma is rock candy and sweet red wine. Thick mouthcoating rich taste of butterscotch, brown sugar and sweet roasted malt. Alcohol well hidden; some warmth after the swallow. Very good stuff. A sipping brew to be sure.