dmac (4347) - 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 (1505) - 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 (185) - La Grange, 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 (5211) - 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 (1122) - 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 (2278) - 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.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice beer, light and easy not withstanding the 8.7%. This is a bit week in aroma with a bit of fruit and some honey. The flavor though has a nice mix of fruit and honey balanced with a nice hop bite. Quite refreshing, crisp and clean finish despite the sweetness.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours an unexpected ruby copper color. Decent amount of white foam, about 25% of which lasts. Aroma is a barley and malt... Along with a dry quality typical of the style. Sweet, funky, and full of honey, cinnamon, and a grassy lager-type funk. Interesting. But not great. Sort of watery and muddled at the finish, a decent beer at best.