fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is a bit fruity and lightly soapy. Sweetish malt flavor, light alcohol feeling. Simple.
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with loose, thin head. The aroma is peppery, with light floral and phenol and maybe a herbal accent. Dryish, with some herbal character. Decent - peppery and sweetish but nonetheless a balanced interpretation.
argo0 (12314) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, candi sugar, spice, light bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum/candi sugar, coriander, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Mr Pickwicks VT-on tap-pours a retaining thin white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is mild, dry, yeasty, sweet grain-honey. Taste is dry, yeasty, sweet grain-honey/rock candy, secondary spice hops. Good effervescence. Well done.
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of pear, apple, candi sugar, spice and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of pear, pineapple, candi sugar, spice and light carmel with a crisp lingering sweet finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: September 08, 2009
Source: Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of candy sweetness, nice phenolic spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing spicyness, touch of candy sweetness, bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, labeled "Sierra Nevada Belgian Trippel." Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin creamy head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, spice, bread, banana and plum. Taste is caramel, ripe and unripe banana, citrus, melon and faint spices and leafy hops. Smooth with a medium body.
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Draft… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is sweet, biscuity, sweaty and lightly spicy. Full-bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Very sweet, but it seems there is a frail attempt at balance. Finishes sweet, spicy and lightly acidic.
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Delaney’s. Golden colour with some white head, leaving abundant lace. The carbonation is right there. Sourness in the finish detracts from the enjoyment. Not a great representation of the style, but still drinkable. Alcohol seemed higher in this one.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at RFD as SN Belgian Tripel. Pours a clear, apple juice with pretty much no head to speak of. Aroma is tons of candi sugar, big bubblegum. Taste is similar: white sugar, a bit of spice, yeast, white grapes. Sort of like a heavy Asti Spumante or other cheap champagne. Unimpressive.