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.
RobertDale (3280) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
raradel (334) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Belgian and white combo, a little chalky but smooth. Nice balance but nothing stands out too much.
ScipioA (247) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
rbrazell (1570) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
trippytbta (9) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Celest (122) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale golden, lot of hops from the aroma to the mouth. Strong carbonation. Hops, cereals and yeast.
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with white head. Aroma is strongly citrus. Taste is not as hippy as expected and over balanced sweet. Still very enjoyable.
BeerFunGuy (599) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has the aroma of grapefruit. It has a gold color and a strong bite of hops. We paired it with a mushroom tart. It took some of the bite away and left a sweet flavor.
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