jefcon (1451) - 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.
Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured clear light golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex spicy sweet and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.
DrSilverworm (7790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear golden color. Thin ring of white head. Dots and bits of lace. Banana, belgian yeast, spice, mild must. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Solid but not-that-interesting American tripel.
alexsdad06 (6428) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a bunch of sweet malts, fruity, almosta slight tart character, the aalcohol shows a bit, some heat to the finish, the fruit is a general fruity character not specific, some citrus, a splashof bbanana, medium to full bodied, ok.
EithCubes (5154) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottled with love on 1 2313, consumed here on 6 1414. Nose is sweet and dusty, light hay and still-bright lemony citrus, light floral background and some of the sweetness I associate with things like spelt and buckwheat. Yeasty notes with controlled jammy fruit, though no yeast to be seen in the body. Pours clear golden with strong carbonation and a sudsy beige head. Taste is lightly sweet, medium tart, low bitterness with medium alcohol warmth that ticks up with every sip; slick and strongly oily, tons of phenolic development with slighter esters. Touch of pepper under clove and jam, bits of sugar in the full body, and extremely (exquisitely) effervescent. Hay and very light grass, but otherwise straight, strong golden malt up the middle, classic sugary tripel. They just made this one way, way too hot, it’s every bit its 10% abv, but it’s enjoyable in the giddy sugar-rush of received good news (for food and conversation with company rather than moody contemplation in Beethoven’s melancholy), if not exactly recommendable in general.
GRM (3178) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown bottle, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 14 2014; eye: coppery, lightly hazy, tiny sheet of off-white head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light Belgian yeast, light coriander, light fusel; mouth: malt, caramel, light fig, fusel, finale in caramel with light presence of acridness, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly syrup texture; overall: ordinary
Bouteille brune, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 14 mars 2014; œil : cuivrée, légèrement voilée, petite couverture de mousse blanc cassé, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger levure belge, léger coriandre, léger fusel; bouche : malt, caramel, léger figue, fusel, finale en caramel avec légère présence âcre, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement sirupeuse; en résumé : ordinaire
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from GRM. Light yellow with an off white head. Candied smoked meat with some reminants of a five alive can and lots of malt, develops into a bit of a rancid orange juice box taste as things start to ferment, continues to be quite malty, somewhat booze. This one was a little odd for me.
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 7-06-2011 (Bottle) This beer pours a medium sized frothy, fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, transparent golden body lively, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is rich malt, sweet, fruity, and some clove. The taste is semi-sweet, malty, fruity, candy sugar, rich, clove, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This is a sipping beer at 10%ABV. The flavor seemed a bit off and thus makes this beer a disappointment for me since this is one of my favorite beer styles.
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Hazed, golden-yellow color with a foamy white film & collar resting softly on top. Aroma has some grass, grains, a hint of lactic tartness, slight yeast, mild funk, & a finish of lemon zest. Almost like a cross between tripel & Berliner weisse. Taste is very, very spicy Belgian yeast, more so than the aroma indicates. White pepper, bittering ashy hops, potent phenols, some mint, abrasive yeasty esters, a closing touch of clove, & a solidifying barnyard essence from start to finish. Thick bodied, high & sharp carbonation. Aroma & taste didn’t match... smelled more soft & tart, taste was quite aggressive with lots of spicy Belgian yeast. Not bad, but not really my thing.
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, yeast, apple, and a touch of spice. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There’s a good amount of thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with citrus, candi sugar, light honey, and yeast. The finish apple, faint floral notes, and a hint of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet candy sugar malt with fruity notes, coriander, light creamy notes, OK. In mouth, sweet candy sugar malt with citrusy pulp, grassy hops, alcohol warmth, OK. Bottle from GRM.