mcox90 (1644) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest. Poured gold with a fluffy (pun intended) white head. Lemon zest and various other citrus aromas and a light yeasty scent. Lightly sweet flavor with some hints at candied sugar as well as more citrus, apple and pear, with some Belgian characteristics. Medium to light body and to the dry side.
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($8): Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty, and fruity. Nice amount of hoppiness in this, which adds a lot of edge to the more traditional tripel style beneath it all. Spice and citrus are of course there. Quite good.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white cap. The aroma is sweet, bubble gum, peaches, bananas, tropical fruits, with an underlying dry herbal note. The flavour is also sweet, bubble gum and tropical fruits are a large part of the flavour profile with light pepper and herbal notes rounding things out. Different, solid, and easy drinking, I thoroughly enjoyed this brew!
cpetrone84 (1605) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is lightly hazed yellowish amber with a fairly tight white head. Nose is predominantly candied sugar, light earthy note, and some sweet lemon. Taste is a bit more sweet but has some other things going on. Hints of peppery yeast and light tang. Sweeter candied sugar, faint candied lemon, not much of a distinct hop profile. Smooth medium body and well carbonated, very inviting palate.
jandd1983 (3001) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was candied sugar, some yeast and a hint of a pear. The taste was mostly sweet with a somewhat tart dry finish. It had a smooth mouth feel and the alcohol was hidden well. Tasty.
DuffMan (7559) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at the Boxing Day tasting at TimE’s place in Calgary. Yeasty fruit esters are overpowered by hop oils within a sweet and slightly heavy body. This drank like an imperial hopfenweiss to me, which I know sounds kind of stupid, but I liked it.
TimE (3894) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit too sweet with some bready notes and big hops, but too sweet. AbV is well hidden, but not that interesting.
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold. Fair head (in Tony’s glass). Dirty aroma. Dirty flavour with some hops.
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Honey, grains, light spices and sweet yeast. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Too rich, too malty and too bitter. The finish kills it for me.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in my Big Ole Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours initially clean golden hue with a nice frothy head and spotty lace. (final pour is a yeasty and cloudy) The aroma has notes of mangoes, peaches, bananas, and star fruit esters over layers of biscuity sweet malts with a dash of pepper. The taste is malty foremost but does display a nice refreshing kick of bitterness on the edges, fruity and lightly earthy as well. The mouth feel is soft and slightly chewy with a moderate alcohol warming. Overall I was quite pleased with this brew.