ClarkVV (3892) - 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.
Wasn’t 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).
DrinkyCrow (45) - 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.
smallfry (86) - - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Tap) nice looking beer. Really nice Belgian spice from the yeast. Above average tripel.
jordanrich (9) - - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spiced, coriander-touched aroma. Hazy appearance, mostly copper with thin head. Taste is boozy, strong, totally bananas. Palate wraps reasonably thin. Decent beer, nothing like a quality Belgian tripel but it’ll do.
abbot_lvr (1) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried it today, Total wine had it in stock! Have to say I'm pleased! Excellent taste, smooth finish. They should make it more easily available!
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is sweet malt with a touch of rock candy. Flavor is very sweet malt, rock candy, a very light bitter with a touch of abv warmth. Medium body with good carbonation. very nice @ bp
Westmeister (1822) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honestly bought due to price point/abv combo. Scent is more mineral than I would want with some of the ripe fruits and sweet caramel. Taste shows more bright ripe fruits, quite sweet, not too shabby. Almost a bit adjuncty to be a top tier tripel.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"a pretty unassuming trippel. as the tandem was pretty good, i was looking forward to this, but the aroma, while of the usual stuff, is pretty weak, as is the body for a stronger beer. the flavor was average at best."
Padron4KM (561) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber.
Cloudy dark golden with a tight but rapidly dissipating head. Active carbonation, light lacing.
Pale malt in the aroma, as well as some light banana, and some bubblegum.
Flavor is sweet up front, candi sugar, fruit, yeast, followed by hoppy bitterness in the middle, and a sweet finish.
A little too sweet for my liking in a trippel,
liquidhedonism (171) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014 22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma has a strong clove presence, with some hints of banana and wet grass. Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit sweet throughout, with a bitter and somewhat sour finish. There are a lot of strong flavors going on here, including a potent Belgian skunkiness, but I am just not a big fan of any of them.
julesjis (142) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma and first taste are pretty much your standard Tripel. Has a nice banana/clove sweet flavor to it. Mouth feel is the typical Triple cream. Nice beer.