PhillyBeer2112 (2621) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy hopscotch. A very nice example of a tripel. Doughy nose with a light spice character and light phenol. Rounded, full and balanced flavor and palate with a good pillowy carbonation leading through to the finish. Still not a style Iím crazy about anymore, but one of the best examples of it Iíve had in quite awhile.
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís not the most groundbreaking tripel, but I found it quite delightful. A bready aroma and the flavor has hints of pear and candi sugar. A bit of banana and clove in a dry finish. It gets slightly cloying as it goes on, but otherwise an excellent beer.
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orange gold pour with a quick small white head.
Aroma is fruity, apple and some tropical fruit and light bubblegummy tones. Some acidic tartness in the flavour. Apple and even light pineapple tones. Some honey and clove as well.
Alc is well blended though noticable after the finish, and itís a very drinkable tripel.
bluejacket74 (1528) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice and fruity, it smells like tropical fruit, apples, bubblegum, candi sugar and some peppery spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pears and bananas. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and slick, and it has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís easy to drink and the alcohol isnít too noticable in the taste. However, it does catch up to you after a while. Overall I thought this was a good brew, Iíd pick it up again.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, grains and clove. Taste of yeast, ripe fruit, honey and light alcohol. Mild tartness and funk set in as well. Decent, but not great.
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light sweet malt with a hint of belgian yeast. Nice abv warmth with a hint of light brown sugar. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry phenolic with a golden malt aroma. Flavour has the same in a subdued phenolic and yeasty flavoured. Dry malty and spiced finish.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RBSG Grand Tasting courtesy of Beastiefan2k. Lighter than expected color, with just a little foam. Fruity aroma, with apricot and yeast. Apricots again in the flavor in addition to a little orange/citrus. Medium mouthfeel, spritzy. Overall, good to very good.
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. Nose of oaky vanilla, yeast, and cloves. Lightly hazy yellow with a small white head. Flavor was light sweetness, spices, and very light bitterness.
hayduke (3676) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 750 ml bottle gained in a trade with Erik of Indiana, this poured a cloudy gold color with a foamy white head and moderate lacing. Nose is yeast, with banana, clove, pear. and ripe apples. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, with ripe fruit and the finish is sweet. A very nice drinking beer.