theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark golden color with a large, frothy white head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, some fruit and some alcohol. Fair taste, kind of bland, some yeast, dark fruit, alcohol, citrus. Something is off.
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy golden coloured body with a honey glow and a thin off-white head. Aroma of yeast, honey, flowers and a touch of sweetness - very strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong yeastie flavour with some wheat, coriander seed, curacao and a thick malty flavour all noticeable with some apricots and apples dancing on the finish and a little complexity at the tail end. Overall, a nice tripel with a lot of sweetness, some pungent flavours and good complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia camping at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 The color looks like orange juice. Very orange and bright - almost radioactive. The smell isn’t too pleasant and the palate is very tart and bitter. It has prominent hops flavors throughout sips but mostly it tastes like citrus and orange. I like it better than the Unibroue Don de Dieu.nuts,
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large, off-white head. Aroma of yeast, light fruit and spices. Flavor is light and similar to the aroma. Unremarkable but drinkable.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to someone at the tasting. poured gold with a white head. aroma was lemon and cinnamon. flavor was lemon, wheat??, and cinnamon with a light body.
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a small white head and minimal lacing. Smells mostly of yeast, slight fruit notes. Taste is pretty bland. You can tell this is a belgian style ale but there is not much special about it. Probably better choices for the price.
Strykzone (5532) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This pours hazy and is a dingy golden. A white head begins fizzy and active but then settles into a melted marshmallow foam. The aroma is yeast and sugar with some fruit. Big malt and yeast is tasted. Alcohol is not noted in the start. I taste banana and clove esters. Fruit is complex and is nice. I suspect the ABV is over stated as it is not tasted and not really felt. This is fruity, yeasty and malty and is quite tasty.
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared by adnielsen (thanks AAron) poured a hazy peach with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, peach,pear, light pineapple and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, peach, pear, light pineapple and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ ratman’s house, courtesy of foppa78. Moderately cloudy, orange appearance with a creamy, off white head. Yeasty, orange citrusy, a touch bready aroma. A touch tangy, lemon-orange citrusy, bready, belgian yeasty glacier with a little bit of odd bitterness on the finish.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy peachy gold with no head. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is sweet with hints of honey, ginger and cloves. Sweet on the finish too with just a vapor of hops to allow for drier, not too sweet finish. A nice effort-worth trying. Can be paired with white cheeses, crackers and fruit.