5000 (5600) - 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.
adnielsen (7555) - 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 Iíve had this but itís 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 (669) - 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 (2988) - 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 (236) - 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.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours goldend with some hints of spices and caramel malt. Flavor is slightly complex with vanilla and cinnamon with a fruity undertone and some spice. There is a slight malt character.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours deep dull gold - copper with large tan head. The aroma is full of sweet notes like apples, pears, honey and plum puree as well as some spices and a hint of booziness at the end. The taste is pretty soft and smooth with sweet notes of apple, honey, pears and plum juice. It picks up various winter like spices as well as cloves and a faint level of pepper covered peach slices to midway. It gets slightly boozy here and there yet remains soft and smooth into the finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Redhook brewpub. Pours out a cloudy gold/orange topped with a small white head. Aroma was of pit fruit, yeast, spice, and sweetness. Taste more of the pit fruit sweetness along with a good amount of alcohol showing through.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Poured hazy orangish gold, white head. Nose is vanilla, spice, dark fruit, booze. Taste is also heavy on the spice, vanilla, dark fruit, sweet malt. Mouth is full and warming. Overall, a decent brew.