jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle-Natifest courtesy Tmoney99-pours a foamy off white head and cloudy gold color. Aroma is orange zest, yeast, light malt. Taste is orange/lemon zest/peach, yeast, light malt, secondary spice hops. Semi-dry finish.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Natifest ’11. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted leaving excellent lacing. Strong complex dark fruit, brown sugar and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good dark fruit sweet flavor with a good complex sweet finish that had a moderate duration. Very solid brew
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mnl corked and caged bottle courtesy of slowjohn (thanks Dan) poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, pineapple, pear, yeast and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, pineapple, pear, spice and yeast with a crisp lingering fruity finish.
Drake (7941) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #148. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart stone fruits, canned fruit, bready malts, spice. Taste is sweet bready malts, spice, herbal hops. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a hazy gold with an amber hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a sweet grain note with belgian yeast and a bit of light fruits. Flavor has earthy grain with a bit of light spice and light fruits.
BVery (5615) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at AMP 150. Clear gold pour with a big pillowy white head. Light fruity nose. Medium palate. Taste is light fruit and yeast. Pretty good.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
~6oz pour from a bottle, at the brewery. Totally cloudy yellow orange golden color. Thin off-white head, good ropes and reaches of lace. Awesome banana, tropical fruity taste. Light, but satisfying herbs and spice. Bigger body, smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome full body and creamy texture, moderate bitter, awesome moderate sweet taste. Great light bit of alcohol warmth, works very well with the aroma. Fantastic tripel. Light citric acidity is the only mild complaint I can think of.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazed orange/gold pour with creamy off white head and lace. Wheatiness, caramel, a hinto brown sugar, and abv. sweet wheat, rock candy, Belgain yeast and a nice abv warmth. A bit thin and a tad fizzy for me.
alexsdad06 (4530) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle sampled a few times. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange colorwith a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, ample fruity notes, mild spicy character, some wheat with a splash of honey. Not boozy, decent but their price point is a bit high.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Rockmill tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 1/27/10. Opaque amber/caramel color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, Belgian esters, coriander and raisin. A tiny bit of vanilla (kinda like in the saison) hits the tongue first, then a caramelly malt presence before spicy coriander and an earthy hop finish. This one made them 4 for 4. The beers aren’t cheap, but very well made and right up my alley since I’m not big on the banana and bubblegum Belgians.