Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run, with a bit of age on it. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spice, caramel, bread, stone fruits, apples. The taste is bread, toast, caramel, spice, apples, mild hops and booze. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance of this beer is a gorgeous amber color with a large white head with very little retention, and the aroma is very strong in intensity yet light in body with its scents of figs, sour oranges, and caramel malts. The taste is mildly sweet, sightly sour, and a touch umami, and the mouthfeel combines a full body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a long finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Riverside wine. Pours golden with a half inch of white foam. Big yeast notes on the nose. Kind bready and yeasty on the tongue. A fair amount of the alcohol is present as well. Finishes eventually. Solid for style.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a thinnish off-white head and some movement in the bottom of the glass. Aroma of yeast, wheat, honey, flowers and a bit of pungent banana sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hay and wheat flavours at first with a lot of honey and some strong yet deep banana and coriander seed flavours on top of some wheat. Aftertaste shows well with the yeast and sweetness dominating and a touch of the drying characteristics noticeable. Overall, a good beer - definitely nice to try and a perfect beer to share, especially for the price! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Giant in Manassas, Virginia for US$5.99 sampled on 12-July-2011.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of sweet Belgian-style malt with some spicy yeasty notes and quite a bit of residual sugar. Taste is also a mix between some Belgian-style malt notes with light candy ester and quite a bit of residual sugar with a light peppery yeast finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable thought a bit too much residual sugar for my liking.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, it poured a cloudy gold color with a small white head. The aroma was of yeast, with some banana, clove, pear and apples. It had a smooth mouthfeel. The taste was malty, with some ripe fruit and a sweet finish. Good stuff.
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottled Aug 28, 2012. Lightly hazy amber-copper with a quarter inch of cream. Earthy grape must, toffee, rusted apple and white wine in the aroma. Flavors of oxidized pears and apples baked in spices, brown sugar, and white wine. Medium body is fairly balanced, has medium carbonation but drinks nice and soft, and is a little too boozy.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a clear, golden appearance with a white head. Spicy yeasty, banana, phenolic, lemon nose. Somewhat boozy, lightly spicy, banana, pear flavor. Ok.
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Schlafly Taproom. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty, malty, a touch of alcohol. Interesting tripel, but doesn’t quite do it for me.
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow -- a strong tripel. Very juicy up front, very dry on the finish. Apricot, plum, apple and doughy yeast. Malts are appropriately balanced and consistent on the palate, but they just can’t handle the extreme fruitiness of the hops (though they do an admirable job on the high alcohol content). Light toast, oats, almonds. Really delicious, as an American tripel, and adventuresome.