rubbishystuff (1909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Thanks to Dad for this one. Not the most fantastic tripel I have had, a little sweet not overly complex, but I liked it much better than some of the hate it got in some ratings. Decent enough stuff, surely. Serving: Bottle
frankenkitty (1961) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with a golden/copper body, lightly hazed and moderately effervesced, under a fast fading yellowhite head. Its bouquet is not "huge" as described, but predominantly pale malt with a hint of sweet taffy, a touch of tart fruity yeast, and growing acetone as it warms. Flavor finds a fruity sweetness on a slightly sticky body. There is a combination of flavor vs. palate that makes this (for lack of a better word)... dull. There is no "punch", there is no allure. I don’t crave another, in fact I’m grabbing a glass of water to wash away the remnants of semi-cloying sugars and unripened banana from the roof of my mouth.
drpimento (2311) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know Sprecher can do better than this so I don't know why something like this beer is out there. Appearance is a fizzy short-lived off-white head with no lace and a clear amber color. Aroma is malt caramel and solvents. Flavor is like aroma but worse and includes Band-Aids, carbonic tang, little bitterness, and the thought that I really don't like this. Body is okay.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
solidfunk (4675) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK for style but not amazing. Booze too prominent. Golden pour with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Some coriander. Bottle.
mlane76 (57) - Albany, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from warehouse package...nutty aroma...smooth, thick flavor, chocolaty...reminds me of Christmas
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a very murky orangey brown. Smells of sweet caramel, apple. Taste is also very sweet and buttery, caramel and apple.
teromous (114) - - AUG 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Warm gold color with a lot of carbonation bubbles. The abundant carbonation does not support a head at all. A white fizzy head appears and fades with the consistency of soda. The beer is slightly hazy, where shapes can be made through it but it is obviously not clear.
Aroma: The beer has pear-like aromas with a slight hint of noble hops. It is pleasing to the nose but faint. I would say it is fairly average.
Taste: At first I notice a slight tart presence accompanied by a light bitter and earthy hop flavor. Some apple flavor floating around as well. There is a hint of paper flavor in the aftertaste leading me to think it could be a bit oxidized. There is a hint of wheat in the aftertaste which is more pleasant.
Palate: It is fairly lively on the palate given the amount of fizzy carbonation that is present. It finishes fairly dry, yet somehow leaves a sticky sensation around the mouth.
O: Overall I was not impressed with the beer. The drinking experience just wasn’t as pleasant to me as it is with other tripels.
cards04 (2012) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice triple. Pours a dark golden. Aromas of Belgian candy. Nice sweet candy flavors with a boozy finish. Quite nice.
bhensonb (11784) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the 2014 OBF. Pours hazy orange gold with a beige head. Lots of banana ester in the aroma. Med + body. Flavor is rather sweet with fruit esters and a little hop. Decent triple.
pdx77 (1461) - Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Full golden color. Aroma is toffee, caramel, and honey. Taste is sticky sweet honey, frosted flakes, and plum. Very sweet, but I like that sort of thing.
Cousin_Larry (444) - - JUL 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugh. Sprecher managed to screw up my favorite style of beer. Taste is more like a quad than a triple. Too much metallic flavor. Aroma is non-existent. I am sticking to their Amber brew if I ever drink Sprecher again.