robforbes (1900) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cludy yellow, lots of sediment, and a small white bubbly head.
smell is faint, some citurs, and a hint of wheat.
taste is fizzy, pear. peach, wheat, some hops, spice, mold, and malt. ends a little tart.
reebtogi (3383) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a pale golden color with about 2 fingers of white head and little lacing. Aroma is light fruits and yeast. Taste is grainy with some yeast and a lingering hoppy bitter finish. Not one of the best tripels out there.
Mora2000 (4111) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of Belgian yeast in it as well as some lemon citrus notes and a little bit of white pepper.
The flavor is full of orange citrus notes with some Belgian yeast and bread and biscuit notes from the malt. There is also a little bit of white pepper in the flavor which adds a nice spice note to the beer. The alcohol is fairly well hidden.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) clear pale with a film of fine white bubbles. Nose of Belgian yeast, spices, cinnamon, herbs and cola. Taste of candi sugar, coriander, Belgian yeast, spicy, nice sweetness and a toasty linger.
cmonster (909) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours clear orange with and light champagne bubbles beneath a medium-sized fluffy white top. Good retention and moderate soapy lacing. Quite nice to look at. Aroma is bright, featuring dry gum, soft citrus, and coriander. Medium sweet flavor. Medium+ body, a very creamy texture, and a long, sticky, dry finish. This is a great beer!
19Ei8hty (1083) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic bottle art - hesitant to open because of how cool it looked sitting on the top shelf of the fridge. Grainy belgian backbone. Yeast evident throughout with substantial esters and banana notes. Moderate clove presence with honey and pear. Some hay and grass and light tart tangelo citrus.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foggy golden color/ white head. Nice pils malt, dry spice, black pepper aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Pils malt, dry hay, spicy alcohol flavors with a light sweetness to balance--very good
BrewDad (4313) - Olympia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on the trip for Xmas 2010
Big Belgian yeast aroma and flavor. Fruity in the nose and the flavor was well balanced. Hints of spice and a good dry finish.
Fred82 (1997) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botrtle shared by MartinT.
Appearance : Clear yellow with a small head.
Aroma : Lots of yeast with nice phenols. Light spices and great herbal hops. Crisp and fresh.
Taste : Herbal hops with yeasty phenols. Light spices. Light alcohol on the finish with a light bitterness. Lots of cereals.
Overall : Very interesting. Quite fresh and crisp. Nice cereals. Nice herbal hops. Alcohol is a little bit too present for something that looks like it wants to be refreshing and drinkable.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Tripel’s spicy hops, bubblegum phenols and delicately honeyed cereals are awash in alcohol heat.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty golden.
-Citrus zest aromatics add depth.
-The talkative spicy hop bitterness is made more prominent by the decent dryness (especially for an American-made Tripel, which tend to be overly sweet).
-Mouthfeel could use some refinement; the prickly bubbling forces itself upon the palate, whereas it should be expansive yet soft.
-This is not a complex Tripel, but it is still pleasant throughout.