fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange pour with a 3 finger, frothy off white head. Aroma is citrus, bread, toast, caramel, cereal, a little toffee, tree fruit and spicy phenols. Flavor is sweet caramel, sweet malt, spicy phenols (a little pepper, lots of earth pie spice), light buttery toffee nuts, citrus and spicy, earthy hops. Syrupy, somewhat chewy feel throughout with a light to medium strength, blanketing carbonation. Pretty good overall, solid Tripel with no big faults other than value. It doesn’t have any effect on my score, but $14/bomber is a bit much for a decent Tripel.
cpetrone84 (1201) - 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 (2085) - 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 (6153) - 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 (2977) - 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 (4533) - 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 (2006) - 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 (5741) - 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.
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1PT 6floz bottle. A year and a half in the cellar. Pours a clear pale yellow with a thin off-white head, and sediment floaters. Aroma is musty with lemon, pineapple, floral and herbal notes, honey, and yeast. The taste is citrus, and tropical fruit up front, followed by a mineral heavy bitterness that leads into some paraffin, and yeast with a good mineral finish. I’m impressed.
jmikolich (1398) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Armsby Abbey, it takes a lot for me to get excited about a tripel, and this is no exception. just meh all around, fluffy white head, and standard tripel taste.
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Pear, White Pepper, Peach
T: White Pepper, Pear, Peach
M: Average Carbbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Spicy, Semi Dry
Overall, a really nice saison with a good spiciness, nice balance.