mcox90 (1373) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique looking 750ml bottle. Pours a rich looking gold color with a foamy white head that never completely recedes. Somewhat sweet aroma with whiffs of honey, as well as tropical fruits. Moderate to light palate with lively carbonation. Nice light honey flavor with a hint of vanilla bean. Also mixed fruit flavors. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Alcohol is there, but not boozy. Crisp, dry finish.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle (thanks to Pawola22). This one had its moments, but ultimately didn’t quite do it for me. Aroma of cookies, caramel malts, soapy banana, and light zesty spices. No real barrel aged notes at least in the aroma. Pour wasn’t bad. A nice creamy white head that mostly dissipates, semi-translucent body, and gold orange in color. The mouthfeel is where most of the problems came for me. There was too much of a medicinal bite to it here, though also semi-crisp in the beginning, becoming more tart through the finish. Again, like the aroma, some caramel cookies, then some bubblegum, banana, mixed fruits, light wood, light herb, and light zest. Not a bad effort overall, as there were some good aspects to this one.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle picked up at the brewery. Pours a clear golden colored body with a few tiny bits of particulate floating around. Finger-width, dense and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet malts with some subtle complexities. A light hop spicing, some tropical fruit, Belgian yeast esters, and grass. Flavor is a bit better. Medium sweet malts, apricots and tropical fruits, Belgian yeast esters, a light grass, some dry hop spice, and florals. Finishes dry, crisp, and somewhat spicy with a light alcohol warmth. Leaves a short to medium length aftertaste following a lighter body and somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, an okay tripel. Nothing to write home about, but easy drinking and well crafted.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from the brewery in Boston. Phenomenal appearance - golden with just a little haze and a large, lacey, and well-retained white head. Aroma is grainy and a little sweet with tropical fruit and floral notes and yeast. Flavor is very sweet and fruity. Mango and pineapple, sweet pale malt, a little oak, and floral hops. Only slightly Belgian. Medium-bodied and fairly dry but still sweet with a good carbonation level. Decent overall, but not too impressive to a barrel-aged tripel.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a bubbly white head. Yeasty flavor with hints of spices. Honey and fruit flavors are there as well. Not as crisp as many tripels I have tried.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a lightly hazed golden with a medium off white head...aroma is tart apple and banana, yeasty dough and clove...flavour is similar, bready, doughy malt, banana and pear, plenty of carbonation keeps it lively...a pretty standard tripel...
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a tall rocky off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of candi sugar, yeast, coriander, apricot, herbs, and grass. Flavor of yeast, herbs, grass, pepper, florals, and dried apricot.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Boulder Strong Fest. yellow with white head. Big banana and esters a lot going on. Flavor is coriander and tons of fruit and yeast and all very off-putting. BOO
brikelly (39) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into an Orval goblet. Pours with a lovely frothy head and a very pleasant golden color. Taste is quite spicy, peppery and fruity. It’s a lively tripel with interesting complexity, but a little too spicy for me. Still, quite an interesting beer.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wanted to try this fun special release. The beer is a cloudy golden yellow with a foamy head. The aroma was nice banana and coriander with some yeast. Taste is a silky light hop and spice as well. Pleasant texture and hides the ABV very well.