Shanebrews (209) - Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pleasant beer, perhaps the most approachable of the Barrel Collection project. The pour is a vibrant gold with a sudsy head and a ton of carbonation. The aroma is light. The taste displays bread and crackers in the malt and a wonderful light spice and bitterness to the finish. It is a good tripel, but Samuel Adams is a distant second in their own area to Mystic Brewery when it comes to Belgian styles.
HonusWagner (1666) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cellared from batch one, so thereís not any of that herbal hop quality I was promised, but this beer is quite spicy and tropical, reminiscent of a rum cake thing youíd get in the Caribbean but without the sweetness of rum.
Sledutah (5483) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Trapped
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malts, yeast and fruit. Flavor are fruity, spices and malts
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/26/2015. From bottle. Light amber with a thick white head. Sweet, buttery aromas with honey and tropical fruit. Similar flavors, sweet sticky texture, hints of alcohol and spices with a light hoppy finish.
jw0406 (849) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet light malt, light fruit, belgian yeast. Light bodied, one of their better beers
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whutch (1) - rossford, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Air is wonderful and gives your nose a dream to look forward to.
Color is a beautiful golden cascade.
Taste is pungent and powerful. I personally do not believe that the aroma matches the flavor. The description of the flavor is accurate, just not my cup of tea.
Very wide range on the flavor spectrum.
Overall, a mediocre attempt at a craft beer.
Padron4KM (600) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, no date code.
Hazy orangy sunset, thick lasting head above lively carbonation.
Sweet citrus aroma, some yeast.
Flavor is sweet and fruity, a little spicy hops, and very light oak.
finish is a little too sweet.
DrnkMcDermott (2856) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Caputoís, Downers Grove. Well, I had a Winter Hook from the Seattle area yesterday, and didnít want any more beer. So tonight Iím having the Boston beer (though the label says Boston AND Cincinnati). No date on it, but itís the only unrated Sam I have right now. Luckily, no gusher when I pulled the cork. Golden color in my tulip, steady stream of bubbles feeding a thin, fizzy head. Smell is Juicy Fruit and kumquat, a bit of sugar. Taste is pleasantly like a standard tripel, again some fruity bubble gum, a note of warm-fermented spiciness. It starts to get a bit sugary, but not overly so. Itís been said before, though, some dubels are much more interesting than tripels, and this one tends to hit the style squarely, with out adding much more. Barrel-aging does not appear in the taste on this late-2014 bottle.
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Go Pats! clear, glowing golden pour with thick foamy head. nice fresh aroma of fruit, yeast and spice. smooth, well balanced. pretty impressive from SA
beerbaaron (1470) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear orange amber with frothy, bubbly off-white head. Yeasty, fruity, pineapple, peppery aroma. Full body. Chewy, Almost Syrupy, saved by the carbonation. Powerfully flavored. Peppery. Warm alcohol.