merc7186 (2117) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a decent appearance with a nice burnt orange, reddish hue to it. The beer pours nicely with a decent think head and great lacing, this beer is well carbonated. The smell has a lot going on, oyu definitely get the sweetness right away with banana, clove, nutmeg, and maybe a hint of corriander. The taste is more of the same with the banana and clove up front with some nutmeg lingering around on the back end...the brewer didnt do much to cover up the 10% ABV. The mouthfeel lingers around with the sweet and spiciness but you also taste the alochol too, which takes away from the experience. Overall, this is a decent beer but almost seems to be ’over spiced’ and has a definite alcohol taste in it...but a decent beer.
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a trade with a Utappd buddy. Aroma is biscuit malt with fruity esters and candi sugar. Flavor is heavy yeast fruity esters with plenty of candi sugar with a dry finish. Honey notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. The10 % ABV is well hidden well yet as a nice warming after the sip. Lingering yeast phenols. Nice sipper.
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautifully. A murky golden yellow with a slim yet thick white head. Smells like oranges and bananas. Tastes of coriander and light hops. Good balance of sweetness alongside its bitterness. Full bodied and good carbonation. I like this beer more after every sip.
Jow (2174) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at draught 55 as I attempted to get drunk enough to go to bed early to catch early flight, great logic. Pours golden with fluffy head. Nose if yeasty and sweet. Tastes of vanilla, lots of banana, yeasty, some earthy hops. Touch harsh on palate and warming finish.
drfabulous (4014) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to Ed. Slight banana and yeasty tripel. Orange body. Bit of sweetness. I don’t get the high ABV at all in taste.
beakerh20 (36) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color. Has some hints of vanilla and fruity notes characteristic of Belgian typed. Not much of a head. A full bodied flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ed5388 (2098) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, and sweet fruit. Taste is sweet citrus, caramel malt, and a slight alcohol burn on the finish.
jflopsu (549) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light orange pour with white head. A very strong vanilla and honey aroma. A great Belgium style beer with a vanilla and cherry taste that isn’t too overpowering. Has a dry finish
bth122 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a golden honey color. One finger head. Aroma is honey, Belgium yeast, candy, slight coriander, slight orange. Medium light sweetness. A bit of warming alcohol. Average carbonation. A bit of dry finish. Pretty good. I could drink another.
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap pint in Alfie’s, 9th Ave, New York on 18 Jan 2013.
First three words on my notes: Bubble-gum, cloudy and sweet. That kind of sums up the brew nicely. Luckily I like sweet brews normally, this one however caught me out somewhat.
If this is supposed to be in a Belgian Tripel style they’ve gone wrong completely: as a stand alone brew however it was fine, not really to my liking but there is nothing bad or poor about it.
The alcohol is well hidden by the vanilla/bubble-gum flavours and I managed to finish my pint without any undue problem, but I’ll never have another.