Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this at O’reilly’s in Harrisburg -served chilled in a pint allowed to gradually rise in temp.
The color is brilliant golden with sunset appearance with golden brown near the crown so light at the base toward amber above with a rocky 1 inch cap. There is light chill haze with visible carbonation that moves upward slowly. The bead is fine and the lace sticks in a frothy way to the glass. The smell is sweet with some tropical notes from the yeast and a slight orange rind aroma with mild floral hop odors and slight spice with a hint of alcohol. The feel is moderately full bodied with some sugary edges and moderately bitter which gives the perception of balance with the sugar texture and smooth creamy yeast which also brings out some hop acidity and mild toasted malt textures to round out the feel with a semi-dry finish.
The flavor up front is yeasty, tangy and gently sweet with a mild malt body and hint of ripe tropical fruit which leads to a more citrus and spice flavor and the bitterness comes forward in the middle. The flavor is lightly toasted in the malt dept and a slight grassy herbal element also peeks through with only a slight amount of alcohol in the flavor. The gentle citrus notes add a mild level of astringency and you get the idea there is some candy sugar as the flavor leans to the sweet side but a hint of hoppiness is still present in the finish. I liked this beer a lot, it is a satisfying and drinkable beer for the abv, I think it fits the style well -a hoppier, more American take on the tripel style which is refereshing and well brewed.
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 11/18/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-40° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and wheat. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is a different take and still tasty.
danielecamo (527) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alla spina all’IBF. Aroma maltato, miele millefiori, speziato, pepato, erbaceo. Al palato nota alcoolica e leggermente sbilanciata sul dolce nonostante note erbceo e fruttate nel finale.
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather hoppy for a tripel as promised. Really nice aroma and real smooth to drink. Really good.
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy light orange color with aromas of grass, coriander, wheat, yeast and some light lemon. Flavors matched the aromas with some light wheat and yeast in aftertaste. Surprised with how well the abc is hidden in this one.
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, flowers and meyer lemon for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with green wood, coriander and pepper in the background. Head is small, frothy, white with a spot or two of lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy golden amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and a lengthy amount of heavy bitternes. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a lively to fizzy carbonation, and a lightly alcoholic and very dry finish. A lighter Abbey Tripel than most but tasty start to finish.
mp_lane (66) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with slight haze, light amber color, very small head but persists. Aroma is Belgian fruity, sour. Taste is light malt body and some hop flavor. Very nice triple interpretation.
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy golden coloured body with a straw glow and a nice and relatively dense one centimetre tall just tan colour. Aroma of grass, coriander seed, lemons, straw, hay and a ton of yeast - very strong in that department, but nice. Full-bodied; Very rich flavour of coriander seed, yeast, wheat, grass, hay and a lot of honey sweetness tucked in with even more curacao. Aftertaste shows a very pleasant blend of honey, grass, yeast and oranges with a light grain and corn finish. Overall, a very nice tripel with not so much hops noticed, but more of the tripel stylings, all with a very rich mouthful and a sweet finish - nice, but pretty much just a standard tripel - don’t pay attention to ’hoppy’ on the name. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 19-July-2014 for US$8,00 sampled at home in Washington on 14-September-2014.
Criz (128) - - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz draft poured in snifter. Nice golden color. Aromas of peanuts, lemon, yeasty white bread. Flavors of lemon, mainly Belgian yeast. Good beer, Belgians aren’t my normal. Need to strengthen my senses on them.
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is hoppy, more citrus, nice triple.
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap straw color with lacy white head. Taste is malt, spice with a distinct hop bite. Over hopped triple is not my favorite style. This one is just OK.