kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: July 20, 2011
Appearance: opaque yellow, frothy white head, drippy sheets of lace
Aroma: dry pale malt aroma, touch of cereal character, light spicy phenols, floral hops
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, dry malt, phenolic spicyness, light bitterness
Overall: more of a hoppy golden than a triple which means I like it
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Dogbrick (9436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is a hazy straw color with a medium frothy white head that evaporates slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, bready malt and fruit. Medium body with a fruity character and notes of yeast, grassy hops and sweet malt. The finish is sweet with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Above average all around.
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy tan with a thick head. The aroma mixes fresh clean bready malts, with light herbal (styrians I would guess) hops. Light hops lend spice to a somewhat sugary malty character. An easy-going brew, sweetish but balanced and tasty.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Has tiny particulates dancing with the thin streams of effervescence rising to the top. Is hazy yellow-gold. The head is thick and long lasting and very white. The dry aroma has egg shell, California gardens after a rain , sage, light flowers, kumquat, fresh orange peel, dry bones and a hint of honey. Very lively, cheerful palate. Dry. Highly drinkable. Iím partial to this style of beer, but this is objectively really well executed. Saison DuPontís buddy beer with lingering herbal bitterness on the tongue. Hop flowers minus perfume . Syrian-goldings are nice. Kumquat. Mandarins. A delight for ppl with affection for straightforward dry hoppy Belgian beer.
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet zesty malt aroma. Clear golden color with a large white head. With beginning with a lightly sweet middle that gets sweet in the end again.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 750ml bottle split with Anndiesel. Unfiltered orange-tan color. Frothy, lacy off-white head. Clean golden malt aroma, some delicate orange, pear, apple. Well balanced, fresh, hop forward Tripel. I can imagine small samples drinking differently, but the with the yeasty bottom carefully poured into both glasses makes it quite creamy and very palatable for the 8% ABV. Really well balanced, the dry, bitter Styrian or whatever hops they use have quite a lot of depth, almost some tropical tones. Some delicate sour orange tones. Really a great example of the style, worth seeking out.
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle. Poured crystal-clear bright golden with a tall, sticky white head. The aroma picked up bright citrus, cloves, and catty hoppage over a clean bready base.. slight sourdough funk.. more meaty lemon on the back of the nose.. came across very clean and calculated. The flavor found honey and bready malts on the slick core.. cloves, lemon zest, and catty hops again around.. the sweeter and a bit syrupy finish carried through floral and catty bitterness.. a little too syrupy and the hops were odd here, but I kind of dug it. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated on the palate.. OK feel and flow, but a tad too dry and grainy at times.. decent overall, but I probably donít need another.
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Joe.m a big soapy head on a hazy golden beer. This is sweet and sugary withna bit of fruit. There just is not a lot going on.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, pale golden with a white head. Citrus hop tones with wood-like oak qualities. Decent bitterness and full bodied. A little bit of drying yeast tones and some malted grains that came off like a honey sweetness. A little bit of alcohol tones to add some complexity.
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
german boner bottle .. . pours your expected gold .. medium head, great lacing .. honey, esters, sugar and yeast- just light touches of bitterness .. . pretty good tripel but shows a bit of heat .. . . Yes, from the electric needle room.