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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks Ibrew2or3) Small white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity (peach, some prune, light melon). Taste is moderately sweet, fruit, straw. In my book, not dry enough for the style. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, clove, light citrus, and candi sugar. Flavor of yeast, coriander, dough, candi sugar, and a touch of honey.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Thanks to my wife for bringing this one back from Seattle for me. Sadly it was a little disappointing. Golden color and appropriate foamy head. Very little aroma. Some sweet fruitiness, but a bit faint. Didn’t get much of a yeasty note at all. Fairly bland on the palate, nothing really jumped. There was an odd bitterness to it. Not quite hoppy, but some spice to it. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but it just didn’t seem right. Would love to try it again when I’m in Seattle - perhaps the flavor was a casualty of the trip back East.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Clear golden color with a thin filmy head. Aroma is pretty fruity I guess with some yeasty spice, sweet bready dough, and some peppery hops. Moderately fruity and spicy yeast is accompanied by a little breadiness. Peppery hops that I though were almost aspirin like lingered through the finish. Pretty smooth and easy for 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - SEP 2, 2008
Served in the proper glassware! Alcohol presence is very upfront. Not the boldest of yeast flavors coming though yet decent. Spicy hops support the yeast and malt flavors. Very American for the style, but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2008
V - clear ultra light pale yellow.with lacy foamy white head
A - strong aroma of citrus and grassy wheat with some orange peel and banana spices as well. Touch too citrusy to warrant anything more than a good rating.
T - good balance of citrus and banana spices. bit watered down per usual Pike.
P - smooth with a late alcohol kick. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty yeasty aroma with hints of citrus. Warming malty and slightly yeasty spicy flavor with some citrus hints. Has a fruity malty spicy warming yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2008
22 oz bottle

Thanks to malachi for shipping me a bottle of this in a recent shipment. The rest have gone into the cellar but this one was too hard to resist cracking open. Not only does Pike have an interesting location on the waterfront they make some interesting beers as well. This particular one is no slouch; if all tripels were made to this standard the world would be a better place.

Aroma / Appearance - A large bleached white head grew quickly before settling into the transparent cider colored body beneath. Apple sauce, honey, butterscotch and pears blended into a fruity sweet harmony. The overall impression was almost like a sweet white dessert wine.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel was a bit thicker than a dessert wine but the taste was not. Pear, apples and honeycomb merged into a fruity trio that pleased both the tongue and throat. The dry slightly bitter finish was not unlike rye toast. It doesn’t really stand out from the true Belgian beers but for an American take on the style it is well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle: Crisp golden color with a nice puffy white head. The nose is citrusy with some nice lemon and peppery notes, ample yeast esters and a candy sugar snap. The flavor is balanced; moderate body with a doughy pale malt note. Finishes yeasty. Nice earthiness and a light bubblegum note in the tail. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 Cracker, yeasty dough, musty + earthy aroma. Kefir lime leaves, orange, coriander, vanilla. Overly ripe fruit (cantelope, pear). Metallic, anise flavor front and mid. Interesting hops bitter sneaks in there for a moment. Clean yeasty finish. The sour metallic thing dosn’t turn me on. Alchohol comes thru in mid. I agree with the peppery flavor observation of past posters, but don’t see the peach so much. The spicy yeast taste really dominates. Palate is mediocre. Medium bodied, lively soapy texture. Dosn’t quite cut it next to imported belgians.

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