MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz - Aroma is spicy, citrus, banana, and bubblegum. Smells a bit musty and sour for a tripel. Pours golden yellow with no head or lacing. Looks like I urinated in my tulip. Flavor matches aroma with a heavy alcohol burn. Palate is thin and watery. It became pretty harsh as it reached room temps. Not my idea of a good tripel, but they should keep trying.
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour. The nose was spicy and full of yeast and malts. The flavor revealed notes of coriander and cinnamon with a sweet fruit background before yielding to the alcohol. The medium body was soft and smooth on the palate. A bitter bite followed its way into the dry finish. Tasty and enjoyable.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super clear, very pale with little head and appropriate activity. Too clear and pale for the style in my opinion. The aroma is very tripel like. Tangy and a bit spicy with an alcohol sting that hits last and nearly overpowers the malt and yeast. Has a full malty character. Tangy with some white wine notes and a litttle sweetness closing with definate alcohol character. Little bit thin for my liking, but I do like what Oaken Barrel is starting to do with their beers.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold pour. Enticing yeast aroma of ripe banana, apple and vanilla all wrapped in barnyard funk and earthiness. Soft, smooth carbonation is quite fitting, creating a luscious mouthfeel. The body starts tart - noting apple and pear - but quickly moves to a long, sweet finish of brown sugar and caramel. There is a nice alcholic heat throughout. Look out, this brewery has been doing some good things lately.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden body with virtually no head--only a few, white bubbles in a small ring. Sweet, fruity, estery aroma of oranges, passionfruit, apricot, perfume, wheat, barley and other grains, alcohol, fresh flowers and some coriander. The body is reasonably moderate, if not a little thin. The carbonation is soft and almost non-existent. The flavor starts off sweet and fruity with a touch of spice, as expected, but quickly dries out and ends grainy and slightly alcoholic. The finish is not as enjoyable, but quickly disappears in a satisfying refreshment. It’s not the most amazing or spectacular tripel, but it’s reasonably enjoyable.
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours semi-cloudy orange-amber with a quickly disappearing small head. Aroma has a hint of citrus. Taste is really fruity and quite dry. Not what I expected. Not bad, but a little disappointing.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft) A fairly standard tripel with a hnt of apricots. Quite good. I wish I could say more about this beer, but there was really nothing special about it.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - a hazy golden colored body and a white head atop that poured almost like a nitrogen pour, but then vanished rather quickly. Malty and almost candy sugar sweet aroma. Flavor is also quite sweet with a touch of spice. Very nice!
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a golden bronze with a medium white head. The aroma has a little citrus, and a bit of belgian yeast. The taste is really smooth, almost confusing for a Tripel.... but pleasant none the less. A lot of carbonation in this one. A pretty decent brew
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy gold color with a medium foamy white head with descent lacing. Citrusy aroma with slight notes of alcohol. Taste of orange fruity flavor. Carbonated mouth feel that tingles. Finish was dry and weak.