ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught chalice at Redbones on 11/15/07
Lightly hazed golden with some amber highlights. One finger of dense white head that is very well-retained and laces profusely down the glass.
Wasnít sure what to expect from this mostly American style brewer, was envisioning too much yeast, banana, phenols, etc...but the aroma is fairly reserved, showing off light apricots and candied orange, moderate amounts of vanilla and honey sugars and a tinge of pineapple on the finish. Some alcohol warmth, true to style, dries out the finish. Hops are minimal and show no trace of high alpha acids. A lightly sweaty, cedary almost, note from the yeast adds some Belgian flair. No flaws. Not terribly complex, and not incredibly "Belgian", but well done.
Clean and well-presented are the pale malts, with honey and lightly crisp specialty malts on the finish. Banana is low as is the yeast dullness, while some peach and apricot mix with alcohol esters to give more dryness on the finish. A bit astringent by the end of the glass, on account of the alcohol and malt breadiness, but still enjoyable. No flaws. Moderate carbonation and a fluffy, soft texture (with grainiess on the end).
JMCtime (65) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth and well balanced bitterness with a blend of spice. Overall very good.
VungTauMantis (6) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It looked good, and smelled pretty nice, but this one just didn't do it for me. If you want something with a nice kick though, the 9% alcohol / volume will get you.
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rdixon77 (1409) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. Heavy handed American tripel. Dark gold. Super sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, some vague fruitiness. Meh.
SlimHabib (279) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Hazy dark golden with a with a decent white creamy head. Aroma is honey, bubblegum, citrus, and cloves. Medium body. Medium bitter taste that is somewhat short lasting.
VastActiv (3517) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is slightly cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, citrus, some spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Very sweet American-style tripel.
pumpmaster (1223) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $4.99. Not as good for tripel.
poisoneddwarf (1871) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, Idaho. Pours clear golden with a small white dissipating head (I donít think Iíve ever seen a filtered tripel before). Aroma consists of bubblegum, wheat crackers, clove, cheese, earth. Taste is spicy clove, boozy. Highly carbonated, simple mouthfeel with none of the creaminess I appreciate in this style. Seems pretty unrefined.
furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample, head ok, God lace, light golden body. Aroma light fruity. Taste banana and pineapple, honey. A little sweet. Palate light, but nice, carbonation good. Finish is sweet.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was at first sort of Brett-witty, and then it turned towards having an artificial grape sort of thing. OK label, bomber. Very clear, pale yellow, with a clingy white head. Tangy, fruity, fermented fruit/winey notes. Decently bittered, warming. Has some complexity, has some brutality. I donít know what it is, but thereís this grape soda thing that keeps cropping up at odd points in the flavor profile and the finish. Medium body. A tanginess that coats the tongue - itís not quite the finish, but itís a little adhesive. Gets cidery as it warms. This has its strengths and flaws, but at $2/bomber on fire sale, this was a slam dunk. Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Abercorn, Savannah. New Yearís Eve Eve 2014.
DrinkyCrow (94) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Seattle. Nice triple. Fruity aroma. Good cloudy appearance. Above a average.