Gachupines (1062) - USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a light white head. Aroma is vague pepper with yeast. Flavor is peppery with doughy yeast. A little sweet in the finish, vaguely strong alcohol aftertaste.
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ajnepple (3308) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single bottle from Mollyís Spirits. Clear golden appearance with a white head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of fruity esters, banana, clove, alcohol, caramel, toffee and yeast. Similar flavor, with a heavy cloying sweetness. Medium to fully body with a syrupy feel and a sweet finish. OK.
drjay44 (2935) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Vintage 2015. 10.5% ABV per the label. Pours a thin, well retained off white head, over a slightly hazy dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is spice, including hints of ginger, ripe banana, herbal hops, cereal....taste is slightly sweet with banana, bits of bubblegum, multiple spices including cardamom, clove, ginger, light cereal malts, becoming lightly peppery, finishing with mild spice hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds slight creaminess. The banana and attendant bubblegum notes in both aroma and flavor are a bit stronger than typical in this style. It does not approach Hefeweizen levels. The result is a beer a bit too sweet, not quite spice dominated enough, and muddled. Perhaps a change in yeast or yeasts and using less beet sugar would improve. This is a different recipe than the original as evidenced by the Vintage and the higher ABV. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít see too many straight tripels from American breweries much any more so this was a welcome surprise. Rich and malty with lots of dark fruit, some candy sugar and molasses.
HappyHandsClub (18) - Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well worth $9.99 a 4-pack. Some 4-packs have settled yeast/Michigan beet sugar and others do not. Turning horizontal bottle before opening lifts whatís settled off bottom dramatically improving body and flavor. Itís not the Chimay Belgian Ale I grew up on30+ years ago, but be sure to only purchase 4-packs with yeast on bottom. Apparently some batches or most recent batches have eliminated itís introduction thus diminishing character in this brew.
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden with a thin white foamy head. Earthy eatery Belgian nose with a bit of Belgian blonde malt. Big fluffy Belgian blonde malt with big yeasty tripel esters, banana, and a hint of booze and a bit of toast/biscuit. Really full and rich and complex. Nice and crisp but also estery and fruity and yeasty. Really keen.
jmohno (1236) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a peachy orange gold. Some soapy head. Aromas of sweet buttery caramel fruit bannanna and mixed fruit juicy, pepper, anise. marshmello spice. Same in taste, banana cream, bigger on peppery clovy(but not reall clovy) spice , some clove anise or licorice like, rich malt but smooth, buttery, a little more on the sweet side, 10.5% bottle by the way, not real boozy, orange, citrus, some grassiness and some dryness in finish. Pretty good. Pretty pleasant, not much to not like about this and Im not mostly real big on American Interpretation of Belgian style. I would say this is up there with some of the good authentic Belgian beer.
wlajwl (4537) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mildly spicy/Belgian yeast and pale malts. The flavor is Belgian yeast, fruit, spices, vegetables and a mildly tart/sour/increasingly warming finish.
rondphoto (2778) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark amber color, full ivory head cover, bands of lace. Aroma of malt, hops and bread. Taste is semi-sweet malt that shows alcohol and floral hops early before allowing the malt to reappear in a long finish that becomes warmer and warmer. Big, filling, strong.
bobaidan (527) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a small head. Aroma is very champagne like. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is very good with nice fruity overtones and a bit of alcohol, though not as much as the abv would predict. Very nice.
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy gold pour with an amber core, a one finger, creamy, soapy bright white head. Aroma is big on berry, tree fruit and banana esters, some toast, cereal, fruity floral notes, a hint of pepper, a hint of clove and light candi sugar-like sweetness. Flavor is cereal, starchy grain, doughy bread, sweet apple, sweet apricot, hay, caramel, fruity floral notes, alcohol, over ripe banana and a hint of citrusy spice. Medium body, syrupy, but slightly chalky and slick entry, light, somewhat blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation and dry, slightly boozy and warm finish. Good stuff, very estery, without being a complete booze bomb, like many of the more flavorful Tripels (especially American) seem to be..