Padron4KM (619) - 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 (2870) - 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 (1369) - 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 (1546) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet, fruity, hoppy, a little bubblegum aroma. A little too malty, syrupy in the taste
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Splt 4-ways with the family.
Appearance: Bright dark golden with a medium easy to revive off-white head and little lacing.
Aroma: Fruity notes, followed by some spiciness, biscuity malt, alcohol and hints of candi sugar.
Taste: Quite fruity with moderate spiciness, light sweetness, biscuity malt, alcohol, candi sugar. Belgian influence is quite noticeable here.
Palate: Medium body. Soft pricky carbonation. Warming and spicy finish.
Overall: Well executed Tripel. A bit strong on alcohol (not necessarily the abv, but the alcohol feeling), but balance isnít bad. Quite fruity. Good.
jamesewelch (148) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle 750ml, corked
Aroma: spicy hops, some citrus, little fruity
Appearance: Golden, hazy, white head
Taste: A little sweet
Palate: Light body, lively carbonation, dry finish
Overall: Iím pretty surprised that I enjoy this Tripel this much. It reminds me of a nice Belgian Tripel. Not a spice bomb. Has nice subtle spice and fruitiness. Great dry finish. Much better than I expected. I donít drink much from Sam Adams, bought this as a 3-pack special on sale. Iíd definitely buy more if they came in regular 750ml, 4 or 6 packs.
ScottWallace82 (80) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden color. Light hops, malt and fruit on the nose. Solid, medium to heavy mouthfeel. A touch earthy, but still a very fine trippel. Would buy again.
mpontikis (38) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little fruity but full flavor. Very good beer. Doesnít taste as strong as it is. Another strong Sam Adams
trapped (1119) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with large spongy off-white head, vanilla and spices in aroma, fizzy, slightly sweet vanilla flavored beer with medium finish. Very nice triple; the high alcohol content is not noticeable at all.