Strykzone (5342) - 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 (4185) - 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 (6512) - .....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.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes: Pours a pale hazy yellow. Nose of dusty, dry yeast, mild table sugar sweetness, and a good sharp citrus hop kick. Flavor follows- grapefruit and lemon citrus hop notes and bitterness sit on top of a mild, restrained sweet body. Sweetness blends well with musty dry yeast character. Sharp bitterness. Very dry and clean on the palate and finish.
Overall, a great example of a hoppy belgian pale.
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy Straw Pour with two fingers of creamy white head. Nose is subtle Citrusy hops and earthy yeasty funk. Light Body very malty with cereal flavors.
Lingering sticky bittersweet finish.
blutt59 (6137) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, hazy yellow with spent white foam, aroma is somewhat husky with some melon, flavor is husky as well, pineapple notes, bitter, good effervescence
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a medium frothy white head with excellent retention. Aroma of florals, grass, and lemon. Flavor of yeast, earthiness, citrus, and pepper with a dry, crisp bitter, somewhat metallic finish.
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Cloud golden body. Frothy white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of citrus, flowers, herbs. Hints of toasted grain, apple, pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium to full body, smooth texture and lively carbonation. Hop-forward beer. Tart citrus, floral notes. Sweet malt backbone along with some earthy and biscuit malt notes in the taste. Long, bitter finish with some lemon and floral notes. Enjoyable beer.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On keg at t’Waagstuk. Pours a cloudy blonde colour with a thick white head. Awesome hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit and grapefruit with barley and caramel malt notes. Flavours of passion fruit upfront with some pineapple also. A little sweet but great balance between the hops and the candy sugar, barley and caramel tripel characteristics. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Chewy mouth-feel with a long hoppy, caramel linger. Mild bitterness and a little dry to finish also. Very well done.
jkwood04 (4443) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours cloudy golden with a thick, lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, floral hops, and caramel and bread malts. The flavor is hoppier than most tripels, but not too hoppy. Average texture. A good tripel, but I still want more hops.