Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle
Lurking in the cellar I got around to opening this a few months after it first
got there. It has been a while since I checked them out but the trend seems to
be the same - the small batch recipes are great but the others range from messy
to so-so. Iíd pass on this one unless you must tick every New York beeer.
Aroma / Appearance - Hazy with a lemon base the crisp white
head and spindly legs give it a decent presence. Yeast, apple cider, cotton
candy, and fresh cut greens vie for attention. Bouncing from flavor to flavor
it has no focus at all.
Flavor / Palate - Apples and cotton candy make this taste like
drinking a state fair midway. Malt carries it through to a lingering and dense
finish. Winding down it reminds me of sitting outside on a dry fall evening.
The biggest flaw is a sparkling carbonation that is way too over the top.
Otherwise this might be a solid beer.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
18th August 2009
Clear gold beer. Softish dry palate Spicy lagerish malt with a little bit of repressed orange. Finishes dry and a bit spicy with some aniseed. A pretty dull tripel.
bbbeer (411) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden yellow with small white head. Aroma yeast and lemon and spices. Medium body, a little carbonation, no alcohol. Flavor is yeasty and fruity and somewhat sweet and a little like bubblegum. Pleasant enough and true to style but lacks complexity and sort of thin yet syrupy at the same time.
callmemickey (1356) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Reviewed from notes (2007).
A: Amber gold body. My glass had almost no head to it. Did the bartender hold on to it too long before bringing it over to me?
S: Lemon, yeasty, mild fruity malt sweetness. Crisp aroma.
T: Grains are upfront and balanced by a spicy yeast with a mild phenol-like finish
M: Light body with a decent amount of carbonation throughout
DalzAle (1737) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Sournotes! Clean yellow pour, almost no carbonation and an slightly honey aroma. Flavor is slightly funky yeast, sweet honey. Decent.
CLevar (373) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to sournotes! Thanks! Pour is chunk filled clear straw, with a decent white head. Not much lacing. Aroma is white fruit, slight tartness, nice. Taste is lots of white fruit, with lots of fruity, juicy tartness. Quite nice. Fairly dry finish, high carbonation level.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a triple, tastes like a triple, it is a triple! Spicy yeast flavors accompany this golden ale with notes of apple, hay, and bread. Medium sweet finish.
Ernesto987 (2375) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yep a traditional triple. Holy crap. Sweet Belgian pale malts and the floral aroma that comes with the yeast. Sweet flavors balanced finish. But ita just another tripel.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Turns hazy once the last drops from the bottle goes in. Aroma is citrus fruits, spices, mild candy as well as some mild earthyness. Flavour is fruity, spicy, mildly yeasty as well as sugary and mildly wooden. Pleasantly balanced.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Cloudy golden body with a fizzy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of clove, sweet apple, citrus, lemon. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Nice, dry finish. Along the lines of a classic triple and close to being really good. But itís a bit grainy tasting and not very complex.