smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Impressive tight-bubbled head that leaves extensive lace. Very cloudy with a orange-gold color--it glows in front of a bright light.
Lots of wheat and wild grains in the aroma. Very little Belgian yeast aroma, surprisingly. Blindfolded, I would think Wit.
Similar tastes to the smell, except for a notable alcohol presence. This is deceptively potent. Lots of carbonation with a moderate body--makes it seem thinner than it is truly is. The aftertaste is slightly sour with more of the distinctive wheat.
This could be describe as an extreme Wit. It does not remind me of a Tripel, which is far more malty and sweet.
tsd08460 (195) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: clove, hay, herbs,
Appearance: clear gold, full white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, alcohol, tropical fruit
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
zacgillbanks (3109) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A bright golden beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has a zesty lemon and spicy pineapple and orange flavour, gentle vanilla and oak notes with biscuit and peach on the warming, spiced creamy finish. Excellent!
tossmeabeer (19) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty palate and mouthfeel. Herbal notes. Tropical fruits - hints of papaya and lemon curd.
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml->trappist. Orange-copper with thick frothy white head. A: Belgian yeast, coriander, grass, citrus peel. T: spicy citrus, yeast, bright dark fruit (interesting). Decent, but touch too sweet.
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased one year ago, stashed in the basement since then. Cork loosened, then boomised! Poured a vibrant gold with a massive white that just sat there. Among reminded me of my mother’s pineapple upside down cake, taste was even better.
This was an an easy drinking brew that will sneak up on you. I was surprised I liked it so much.
Way to go Boston Beer Co!!!!!
Shanebrews (221) - 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.
fugitive (1645) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma malt, caramel, herbal. Taste sweet, bitter, malt, flowers, dry.
seehaferb23 (81) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice for a Samuel Adams. This really is its own category though. The nicest thing about this...what u smell is what u get.
bozoNZ (732) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich apricot golden colour. I liked sudsy-good description of the head. Stewed fruits and banana candy aroma with the hunt of spices. Complex palate very rich and warming. Nice beer
mikedR (1555) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid tripel through and through. A bit less carbonated than the Old World varieties, and maybe a bit heavier in mouthfeel, too.