laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBFí13. Bottle #3122
Aroma is typical to tripel with soapy with peaches. Flavour has soapy citrus, some warming alcohol, biscuits and apricot. Palate is too boozy and way too high on CO2. Yet another tripel in an expenaive bottle.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a clear golden yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grass and dried apricot. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, dried apricot, grass, alcohol and some herbal notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes floral, sweet and fruity. A good tripel.
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ wPBFí13.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of yeast, citrus fruits, toffee and some spices. Flavor of citrus fruits. yeast, spices and some hay. Quite high on carbonation, sourish fruity finish.
marv3mania (66) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I tried this at a Sam Adams sampling. It was a golden color. The aroma was yeast and spices I couldnít identify. The taste was unique, likely from those same spices. I wasnít a huge fan.
ericdevin (240) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Columbia event. Pours a pale golden color as befits the style. Nose surprisingly spicy, lively body, very drinkable, warming well-hidden, although I donít get any of the Saaz. Sam Adams has definitely upped the ante with this, though. One of the better American-made tripels Iíve had.
Kinz (2968) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At JRHB meeting courtesy BBC rep, quite cool of them. Medium gold, light haze, good head. Aroma is gummy pale malts, Belgian yeast spiciness, apricot fruit. Flavor matches. Didnít catch Brett character here. Hint of balancing hop bitterness on the finish is a touch too strong, but this was nicely done.
Jrwhitney6 (113) - - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light orange color. Nose of some tropical fruit and spice. Taste of honey, spice and alcohol on the finish. Good.
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jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, light orange with a lasting white head. Aromas of fruit (grape/apple), yeast, moderate malts and light spice (coriander?). Similar flavor with some light caramel notes. Slightly boozy finish with a hint of wood.
Bule (182) - California, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle pours an orangey color with a thick frothy head. Fruity aroma. Lovely blend of malt and sweetness with a touch of spice. A great triple.
EithCubes (4196) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged bottle. Strong fruity-yeasty nose with nice pils malt, light pepper, and tons of thrown-off esters. Pours deep, clear golden with a fizzy white head. Taste is yeast-heavy with some coriander and quick and heavy chest warming, but not brutal and free of burn. Clean, crisp full body but a little too airy, some spice and vanilla over the lemon. Light bitterness and medium sweetness (seems like too much here). Heavy bubblegum/clove, honey, and orange. Iím not getting "tropical", but itís very fruity and lightly herbal. Perhaps a little too candylike or "childish" for what Iím usually looking for (namely: I like my triepls dry), and not one Iím likely to buy again, but thereís still quality there. Alcohol is masterfully hidden (seems like closer to 5.5-6% to me) and thereís an abundance of smooth grace.