Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 7/23/09. 22oz picked up at a grocery store while visiting in Charlotte. Poured into my tulip glass. Pours a dark rusty orange with a decent-sized off white head on top. Little retention, and little to no lacing present. Smells of yeast, pineapple, and light breads.
The mouth is spritzy and well carbonated, as I would expect. Flavor is yeasty and slightly tart. Finishes slightly acrid and roasty. That’s a weird aftertaste. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden. Not a bad beer by any means. I’d love to see how this ages. I may have to get another...
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle… Pours cloudy and orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is an unpleasant mixture of warm brow perspiration and meat broth with a hint of apricot. Full-bodied and lightly oily with tingly carbonation. The flavor is minerally and bland. Finishes warming and a touch bitter. The only saving grace here is that the high abv is neither hot nor unpleasant. Otherwise, Bleh.
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden/orange pour with white head. Aroma of orange zest, light abv. Flavor is brown sugar, resiny hoppiness like bitter, a citrus zest, and a nice abv warmth. A light medium body with no off flavors and a crisp clean flavor. A big beer with the deceptive air of drinkabiltiy. A creeper for sure. Nice carbonation
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage bomber from Peace Street Market in Raleigh. Pours a hazy amber with floating particles. The thin creamy slightly off-white head shows no signs of going anywhere. The aroma is spice, candi sugar, pears, citrus and a faintly hoppy finish. The taste is bread, candi sugar, bubblegum, butter rum, raisin, spice, toasted notes and slight oxidation. Medium-full bodied, high carbonation and a faint bit of warmth.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Fiery amber, fairly clear, moderate frothy off-white head, light lacing, lighter carbonation.
Mealy sweet nose.   Pretty much what I expected, not bright nor floral, just this heavy sweet grassy breadiness.
Much the same on the tongue, heavy, warming... while not fiery you can certainly tell the 10% + ABV has some bite.
Heavy body, thick mouthfeel.   While I would give extra points on a beer for having a good body, this just is heavy with
that mealiness I dont get in Belgian examples.   Thick, heavy, very bready.   Needs to be more floral and spritzy for
me to really give a damn about it.   Not a really bad beer, but just like every other American example of the style.
Allagash is the only American one who seems to come even close.   Take that for what its worth.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Not exactly sure how long I’ve had this but it’s surely been over a year. A touch hazy, burnt orange appearance with a white head. Dull citrusy, bready, slightly boozy aroma. Bready, slightly boozy, a touch spicy, a little bitter, lightly citrusy flavor. Not tasting all that great now.
Rando7 (725) - Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours clear orange with brief white head, not much of a head for a tripel. Aroma of cinnamon, citrus, cloves, bread, alcohol. Taste sweet malts, honey, oranges, clove, banana, Belgian yeast. Palate fairly thick and just a tad syrupy. Finish of spices and slight hops. Alcohol well hidden in the taste.
Odd tripel but pleasant, kind of a winter tripel almost. Worth a try but will not seek it out.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28-Aug-09 (22-oz frosted bottle, Bottled 21-May-09: Purchased 25-Aug-09 for $8.99 at K&B Wine Cellar in San Diego, CA) Clove, bubblegum and ripe banana in the nose along with a sweet breadiness in the background. In the flavor, clove really stands apart from the rest of the flavors, although the ripe banana sweetness is very strong as well. Mild bitterness emerges in the finish. Medium-full in body, though there is a significant sugary component as well, so the beer is somewhat cloying on the palate.. Medium in carbonation and oily on the palate. Dark-golden in color and slightly hazy in appearance (the beer is filtered), with a short-lived, off-white head that pours to a quarter-inch before dissipating to a thin ring. Not a bad tripel, but could use better balance and a little less sweetness.
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange in color. Some sediment present. Head quickly dissipated. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet and tart with apricots. Flavor is sweet with fruit. Some astringency. Cloyingly sweet lingering flavor. Decent body.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy cheddar orange- foggy, slightly thick- with a dense white head. Nose is pancake, vanilla, light corn syrup, raisin, and reduced-calorie honey. Flavor is raisin syrup, clove, fresh honeycomb, pancake, and light plumb. Nice mouthfeel and a pleasant warming sensation in the belly. Not a bad beer but the elements are too busy vying for attention to allow this to be a great beer.