wlajwl (4929) - 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 (17715) - 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 (5085) - 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 (2716) - 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 (10884) - 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
beerbill (3575) - 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 (2934) - 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 (4905) - 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 (87) - 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 (11798) - , 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.