probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of a 750 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. GUSHER.
App.: Amber with some floaties and a small white head.
Aroma: Very sweet, some earthy and citrusy coriander, light pome fruit, a little grassy hops, some light yeast, a bit of alcohol, sweet honey and biscuit.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, creamy effervescence.
Flav.: Alcohol and old apple juice, some orange peel, a touch of yeast, more alcohol, slightly spicy, biscuit, honey; sweet with low bitterness, plenty of alcohol and a very sweet, fruity finish.
Not really a success for my palate. Regret opening the bottle...
Gachupines (950) - USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slight banana with mild spice. Flavor is heavy banana with noticeable cloves. Relatively full body and a somewhat sweet finish.
GriffDaddy (74) - - DEC 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish pour, light off white head. Smells of pear and jelly beans, tastes like soft candied fruit and spiced cake. Dry and bitter finish with a lot of alcohol. It’s a style thing but I don’t care for the Belgian flavor profile at all. i would not drink this again.
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle November 2014. Sweet smooth tripel. Great effervescent mouthfeel. Recommended.
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bbertels (122) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Once you pour it, fantastic aromas of spice, herbs, wild honey, caramelly herbs meet and greet the nose. It pours beautifully revealing a balanced carbonation and a thick, frothy head. Taste is as full as one could hope for; tropical fruits, citra, grass, tobacco, earthy and even licorice. A fantastic beer to sip and savour every mouthfull.
cfrancis (2498) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear slightly dark gold with a moderate frothy white top. Aroma is cereal grains and fruity finish. Taste is slight fruit and cereal grains with a dry palate and slight hop bitterness. Nice sipper for the night.
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK, the latest from the oak barrel series from Sam Adams, I’ve been impressed so far. I like the distinctive barrel design of the bottle and the etched label is very well done. This one has a unique aroma of nutty Belgian yeast, passion fruit, banana, sweet malt, herbs,and grass. First class appearance of clear, dark gold with a thick, creamy, white blanket of a head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is very pronounced while pouring. This is really a well crafted ale, the sweet, bitter, and sour flavors are well balanced, with the right amount of carbonation. It’s as good as the best tripels from Belgium. Has a soft, well rounded flavor. Medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is perfectly balanced. Really looks and tastes like a genuine Belgian with it’s own unique qualities, very impressive. The alcohol is well hidden, a good fall sipper.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Tropical fruit and spice indeed! Ever so slight hop bite. Maaaybe a bit sweeter and fruitier than the norm, but also dry in the finish and quite tasty. I have been impressed with this series."
gregwilsonstl (1140) - Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a dixie cup. Lots of spices. Not much oak. Mango. Decent tripel, but not my thing.
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a tall rocky white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit, light banana, and spices. Flavor was sweet with tropical fruit, yeast, honey, sweet malts, pepper, candi sugar and had a touch of some spices.
kidobutai (420) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is delicious. Poured from a bottle. Light amber color with small frothy head. Great aroma, fruity, banana and dried cherry. Smooth consistency, great abv.