Slatetank (16) - 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.
Lukaduke (1005) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich golden book color with a big bunny tail head that twitches around for a little while. A dip of the whiskers gives me a hoppy scent of farmer browns arugula, citrus rind and the big grassy field over by the freeway. On the sip its not ear raising but its direct and has a nice spicy booze finish like when I find one of those apples in the orchard thats all rotten and tangy. Im gonna go slide down my hole and see what Alice is up too...
krumbum (30) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious lives up to is fluffy desires excellent triple with an amazing mouth-feel. Smells yeasty and farmy cloudy pale appearance. Delicious!
mrmartin (560) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark golden pour with fluffy white head that disappears quickly. Nose is fruity yeast and a big nose of bitter hops. Medium bodied. Fruity front slightly spicy to a very bitter slightly viscous finish.
deekyn (535) - Yosemite, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-unfiltered hazy yellow, with weak head and non-existent lacing
S-honey and cloves upfront with some bready malts. Lemon and grapefruit as well. Lightly floral.
M- light palate and medium body with elegant carbonation.
T-honey and cloves still prominent throughout with hay, grapefruit and other hop notes and light malt. Some orange and other muddled citrus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alusmamuts (77) - LATVIA - APR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy (if last yeasty drop added), yello amber, with small white cup. Sweet taste, with mild sourness afterwards.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant golden color with ivory sheen. Bready, dusty pale malt aromas with earthy hop, light fruits. medium body with average co2. Nice bready, dusty pale malt base brew with dry belgian spices, light berry fruits, dry hay, and earthy hoppage. Mild drying alcohol to finish--good
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st October 2011
Cloudy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, softish with fine carbonation. Sweet malt with mild estery banana. Malt cream and a dash of clove spice. Underneath is mild citrus hop. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Nicely joined up. Rarely disappointed by Pretty Things.
SDalkoholic (1767) - Chula Vista, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a stunning glowing yellow that showed a slight hazing inside the liquid while a soapy layer of foam rested on top. Aroma smells traditional to a Belgian abbey tripel but I also detect a hefty whiff of hops too. The flavor comes across soapy with a pleasant amount of Belgian yeast giving off a taste of spice. This drinks smooth and is the perfect example of what the abbey tripel IPA’s should be all about. The other ones weren’t as balanced as this comes across.
DruncanVeasey (6102) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle from San Fran drank at home with the missus (doing her Bond/Lana rehearsal). Yellow and streaming with a piled rocky foam. Soapy lemony nose with mellow funk, lemon curd, grass, coriander and herb. Mellow lemony flavour with an almond smoothness, hints of zest, watery Belgian stylings, the overall impression one of lemon curd sprinkled with ground coriander seed and sawdust. Could use some spiky US hop to counteract/complement the perfume. Pretty average- got bored and blended some with Keith’s demented Wolvey Moonshine and nutmeg.
changeup45 (1557) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from John’s Grocery. The pour is a murky yellowish-gold with a thin short-lived head fading away on top. Floral and herbal notes are apparent in the aroma with chamomile coming to mind. That mixes with soda water, honey, yeast, and a little banana. This is a little odd at first. My initial thought was that this tasted like a party punch made with pineapple, orange juice, and ginger ale. An herbal character is throughout; lavender and chamomile notes, with sour lemon and some citrusy hops. Zippy carbonation and citrusy rind bitterness makes some sticky sweetness tolerable. This is a beer that no doubt grew on me but I still was never really fully into it.