MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Saucer. Pours a golden amber with a white head. The nose is of spices. The taste is of spice as well. The mouthfeel is medium and almost syrupy sweet. Not my thing.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewery. A little light in body, sweet taste of sugar and yeast.
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow-orange and mostly clear with a thin white head. Smells of citrus. Taste is also citrusy, alot like a hefeweizen. Body is thin, but not too thin. Sweet. Super tasty! Hard to find anything wrong with this one.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden/coppery color. Aroma is spice (clove?), citrus, and a little yeast. Flavor is very broad... a little alcohol, some citrus, definite clove, and slightly sweet as well.
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at flying saucer. really good tripel, alcohol is not overpowering, nice fruity notes with full flavor
djd07 (3727) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Has an orange amber color with a small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong clove aroma. The taste is also clove and citrus. A good abbey from real ale.
mmmbeer (1250) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Opal Devine’s NORTH served in trappist glass- non transparent faded gold color, very small white head that laced some as I drank it, very low carbonation. Aroma of cloves, yeast, citrus, and, for some reason, darkened rye. Hits the mouth with a defined medium body, alot of various spices and fruit hit the mouth throughtout the swallow, finish has a sweet note to it. Interesting take on the style- and very enjoyable I may add. Now bottle it up on a regular basis Real Ale!!!
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark gold pour with a thin white head. fruit and wheat on the nose. funky taste of cloves and fruit that is surprisingly good. i’m pretty stoked that i actually got to try some of this stuff.
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a mix of hazy fall colors with hints of yellow amber and orange. The white head is made up of small fizzy bubbles that give it a creamy texture. The head is mostly lasting; it pours thick at first then settles down into a thin body that stays with the beer until you take the last sip. This beer has good lacing that follows the head about an inch further up the inside of the glass. The body of the beer is what you would expect from a good Belgium beer; hazy with a medium body and tiny particles. This beer had “pick me up on drink me” written all over it.
The beer simply explodes with aroma; the olfactory experience is total. The nose on this beer is firing on all cylinders; I can pick up on malty, hoppy, yeasty and spice flavors. The brew has a moderate malty nose that hints of lightly baked bread and fresh grains. The Belgium yeast nose was very complex giving off the feeling that I was standing in old bakery with a rich clay wood fired oven and fresh dough being kneaded. While the hoppy component of the nose was not on the forefront the Czech spaaz hops make their little green presence felt; a light hoppinness mixed with fresh citrus. The brew also had a very clear spice factor to it, the most prevalent smells being coriander, honey and vanilla.
If the smell is the foreplay then the flavor was worth the buildup. At first taste there is no denying that this is one complicated woman. As the, medium body of the brew hits the tongue the spice and malts are the first things you get. The carbonation pricks the tip of the tongue as the roasted coriander and malty graininess hit your taste buds backed up by a moderately sweet and lightly acidic secondary flavor. The watery mouth feel of the beer helps transition the flavors from the tip of the tongue to the back of the mouth. The finish is all about yeast; the earthy over tones play nicely with the freshly active yeast flavors. The finish flavor is short lived but taste of toasted malts and fresh yeast with a hint of coriander and honey is indisputable.
Overall this is a very complete brew; the appearance and the nose make a promise that the flavor kept.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Estery nose, clove and citrus. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Creamy palate, extremely smooth with a good sweetness punctuated by clove. Pretty well balanced, on the sweet side, with lots of orange in the finish.