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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8023) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2014
This beer is a pale yellow-gold color with a medium fluffy (ha!) white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and mild citrus. Medium-bodied with flavors of grapefruit, earthy yeast and grassy hops. The finish is fruity up front with a peppery yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (971) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Small snifter. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a moderate one finger head that lasted about 45 seconds. Some lacing. Aroma is slight lemon, spice, Belgian yeast, bread.cereal, and hay. The taste was Belgian style yeasts, cereal, hay, lemon, hint of spices, and herbs. Light body and moderate carb. Refreshing and good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (528) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with white head. Nose is pepper and pear. Taste is similar with some sourness. Good tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Sample at Boulevardia 2014. Comes golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is stone fruit, yeast, malt, grain, and spice. A bit too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with large frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, bubblegum, and clove. Medium mouthfeel with citrus and yeast with light dry finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raradel (340) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Nice Belgian and white combo, a little chalky but smooth. Nice balance but nothing stands out too much.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (290) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Great Belgian appearance, hazy orange with a slightly tan head that lasts for ages. Banana and alcohol on the nose. Flavor is syrupy-sweet with plenty of apricot and other fruits. Not much hop presence, mostly bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and grainy, but with too much apparent alcohol heat. This isn’t bad or offensive or anything, it just doesn’t come together well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1639) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Slightly hazy golden pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is bubble gum, yeast esters, Belgian candi sugars with some floral and grassy notes. Flavor is similar and sweet throughout with as grassy and floral hop bite at the end. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of spice, sweets, yeast and candy. A flavor of yeast, spice, dry, flour, alcohol and plastic.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trippytbta (9) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Poured into Tulip Glass A: Poured with about a cm of head. Color was golden yellow to orange. S: Cloves and banana T: just like the smell with a little more spice and metallic taste M: slightly dry and bitter Overall: def. not my favorite. Did not really like the taste Serving type: bottle


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