CJfromPhilly (138) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the 22 oz. bottle a slightly hazy orange color with the standard 3 finger Belgian head. Typical high carbonation, there
s an almost champagne-like cascade of bubbles in the glass. Aroma is a muted blend of citrus, straw, and honey. 1st sip has some soft citrus notes, with a dryness I can’t quite put my finger on. Mouthfeel is bright & sparkly from the carbonation, but with a modest heft. Overall, a pretty average tripel. Nothing to get too excited about, i’m afraid.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of apples, oranges, candied sugar, caramel and yeast. Flavour is quite muted, with yeast and dry green apple upfront, followed by some candied sugar / sweet malt, and a slight alcohol burn on the finish. Low complexity - the flavours sort of die toward the end. Decent but unremarkable tripel.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@Taproom Grill, Downtown Seattle.
Clear pale amber color, small white head. Fruity apricot aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is also fruity ... apricot, mango, alcohol. Not very complex, tastes like a good malt liquer :)
bkurtz (621) - PERU - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy light yellow with a big, fluffy head. Spice notes and a nice maltiness with a smooth finish. Well-balanced, nice American take on a Belgian Tripel, although it was a little thin.
Padron4KM (530) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Total Wine in Las Vegas Nevada.
Cloudy, pale straw, with a thin white head, and spotty lacing.
Aroma is very light. Picking up some fruity notes Green apple and pear.
Flavor is slightly sweet and fruity up front, finishing with some mild hop dryness.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. cloudy dark gold with no head and no carbonation bubbles. nose is apple and pear juice. flavor is caramel, citrus, unsweetened graham crackers. medium body. not really too good.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy dark giolden color with white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma with some fruits. Sweet fruity flavor with some bread dough and spices. Medium body with average carbonation.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Babyfood banana and wheat bread aroma. Crystal clear amber, thin head. A bit watery, especially for the style. Little body. Vague attempts at peach and banana flavor, but it comes across as artificial. Some breadiness. It tastes like someone diluted a mediocre tripel and made it worse. Disjointed, weak, and artificial. On top of that, the alcohol content is a bit magnified. I’m not a huge fan of tripels, but I can tell when it is good or not. Sadly, this one isn’t good at all.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Washington Brewers Festival 2011 – Kenmore, WA
Orange in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of spice and yeast in the aroma. Good malt backing with a fruit like flavor. This was decent and not too much Dactyl. Nice Triple Belgium in my opinion.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours clear copper into thick wide tulip glass supporting an off white head. The aroma offers up pears, apples and spicy yeast notes. The taste is pretty sweet and similar to the nose with ripe red apples mixing with pears as well as some yeasty spices and faint tart apple skin tannins. Into the finish I get a mild level of banana like notes joining in too. This is doesn’t get too sweet.