boxofrane (2272) - 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 (5148) - 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 (10314) - 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 (9533) - 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.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cheap ass bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Here we have exhibit A as to why most American tripels huff choad. Cloudy pale orange pour, with moderate and sticky carbonation. Nose is phenolic as fuck, with a hot booze undercurrent pretty detectable too. Body is medium, a bit syrupy, with carbonation needed to liven this thing up. Lots of fruit and candi sugar lead things off but then it’s a hot butter bomb with little character overall.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy orange-gold color with a small head. The nose is fruity and sweet. The flavor doesn’t really have much of a Belgian side, just sweet and high in alcohol. It’s lacking any complexity and yeast characteristics. Some bread and toast notes. Rather heavy on the tongue for the style. It’s drinkable just not very ambitious.
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong Tripel, yeast and fruit flavors, golden body and medium bitterness. At Four bucks a bomber @ Total Wine Claymont even a Plumber College student can afford.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 7/23/2011. This tripel pours a med to dark orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with good lacing. The aroma is fruity, yeasty and sweet, with apricots and peaches and a touch of tropical. A medium bodied tripel. The malts are fruity and sweet, apricot and tropical. The hops are herbal. Yeasty and bright. Nice carbonation. A touch of residual sweetness. Very drinkable tripe, with a nice smooth finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
nuplastikk (4744) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz shorty bottle. 9%. Hazy orange tan. Patchy, soapy, quick fading head. Pretty standard American brewpub style Tripel I guess. Nothing really Belgian about it’s mouthfeel, a little thin and watery. Not off, just not very enjoyable. Mellow, peachy, sweet aroma. Shows the alcohol, goes down a little boozy. Sugary orange peel tones. Dull.