GarrettB (1393) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
March 20th, 2012 - San Diego Beer Company is running with big animals in this town, and it’s not evolving to keep up. Their San Diego Tripel is more empirical proof that there’s a lot of so-so beer in this city, being served within the same city limits as real GABF level stuff. The smell begins with dry banana like esters, and the taste jumps in with a sticky sweetness and a disappointing flatness. It’s candied, with apple juice and more than a heaping tablespoon of sugar. Light carbonation supporting an overbearing, over sugared, over sweeter beer makes this almost undrinkable, and an underwhelming use of beer monies.
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. A clean golden color with a very small bubbly head. Sweet big fruit, dry, lemon, banana, candy. Very nice. Above average for sure.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Possibly the best tripel I’ve ever had. It has all the spice, bread, banana, and other fruit flavors you want and love out of a tripel, and yet you get a little extra sweetness out of it which really just brings this beer into such an outstanding state of balance. Absolutely incredible effort by The Beer Co.