ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods-Bowery, 4/23/10
Aroma: The nose has some citrus to it, as well as a strong spice presence, and some sugary notes
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head
Flavor: The taste is medium-high sweet, lots of spice, and minimal bitterness
Palate: This one has a light body, a somewhat oily mouthfeel, and a lively carbonation
Overall, I found this beer to be pretty enjoyable. A nice flavorful American attempt at the style. Good, not great, but very solid.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.
A- body is a translucent golden yellow that pours with an impressive 1-2 finger eggshell white head. head fades slowly but completely leaving no lacing behind in the glass. cloudiness is dynamic and much more present at the bottom of the bottle.
S- Nose is faint, but decent. Fruity esters of apples and perhaps pears are upfront, with a hint of spiciness, a hint of alcohol, and lots of yeast.
T- flavor is similar to the nose. A light, dry fruitiness upfront with an accent of spiciness and a subtle yeast backbone. The finish is adds a touch of phenolic flavors but also has a slight presence of floral hop flavor. Slight remnants of the initial flavor along with medium strength alcohol warmth linger-but overall clean and dry.
P-Low carbonation and light body with alcohol consistency and yeast fighting for dominance, but both are faint.
O- This is a pretty good tripel overall. A bit boozier than my favorites but maybe this needs some aging (I aged Merry Monks and took that took care of the booziness problem). I may purchase this again but will cellar for awhile before retasting.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-04-2008 02:51:06
reapermedic (26) - USA - APR 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very reminisant of one of my favorites of the Abbey Ail type, Grimbergan, it poura a nice cloudy orangy brown color, very floral fragrent nose, medium carbonation, nice after taste, pleasing mouth feel. Southampton has made a very passable Abbey Style ale here, I look forward to having it again.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Flat and lifeless, no "pop". Dull palate that tasted almost watered down.
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark gold with a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma, not much else.
thin malt, fruity Belgian yeast esters and caramel malt taste. Disappointed.
Bock Knocker (15) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml pours a slightly cloudy light orange with a small head. Aroma is citrus and tart. Taste of citrus throughout. This is a very smooth and refreshing beer.
thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light gold into a trappist glass. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Candi and light bubblegum aromas. Thin upfront with hay and bread turning tingly and hot in the lasting dusty fruit and hop finish.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity sweet aroma with some yeasty notes. The flavor is fruity and sweet with notes of peaches, citrus fruits, and spices. Not bad.
glennmastrange (2650) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with hay for the malt, grass and perfume for the hops, barnyard for the yeast, with hints of wood, spice and grape. Head is small, frothy, white and is fully diminishing. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, dry with a lively carbonation and a very dry and lightly alcoholic finish.
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is floral, malt, fruit. Flavour is floral, malt, hop, fruit, yeast, alcohol. OK / nice beer.