onceblind (5885) - 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 (4849) - 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 (1589) - 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.
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head. Smells sweet but lacks in sweet taste. No a huge ginger taste, more malty than anything. Great reddish copper color.
Strykzone (5816) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls asting. Clear and coppery. Smallish head. Apples and malt nose. Yeast flavor with sharp hops and nice malt backbone. Good but not great.
574deadzone (1253) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber for the road. Belgian tripels have become one of my favorite "other" styles, but I couldn’t help but feel a little weirded out by this one, even though I knew what I was getting myself into. Yes, there’s plenty of honey and ginger in there. It’s kind of a tripel, but not really. It just didn’t feature that spicy aromatic Belgian yeast character as much as I wanted, as though the honey and ginger worked to counteract that natural quality to make it more palatable for the "average" drinker. An ok experiment, but kind of a bummer.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is faint ginger, banana and grass. It tastes just like the label implies, a light / medium bodied tripel made with a touch of honey and ginger. I think I taste some banana too? The ginger gives it a nice zing on the finish. Slightly tart. Mild / moderate sweetness. Interesting beer. 8.5% booze is well hidden. The ginger lingers nicely long after the beer is gone. Evolving flavor. Mild bitterness. Complex, unique and yummy!
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nose. Slightly sweet with hint of ginger. Ginger is subtle on the palate and finishes clean. Good beer
Chudwick (2501) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in a 3.5 oz cup - pours clear amber with light head. Aroma is honey and spices. Taste is sweet. Goes down sweet and ends a little bitter. OK overall but not to impressive.