drpimento (2152) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, serious brew, yet can just about drink the hell out of it. Very true to style. Great body, excellent finish, though a tad rich. Nice appearance with good head retention. Exotic aroma. Odd in that on one hand it seems balanced, yet it’s also got some extremes. A little boozy too.
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden coloured body with a hint of orange and copper, all with a three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, sugar, yeast and tons of honey - a very bright and assertive smell. Full-bodied; Strong herbal flavours with a perfumey kick and then showing a lot of curacao, coriander see and yeast - pungent throughout the flavour. Aftertaste shows a very well-rounded, rich, malt-directed beer with some herbal and floral notes showing and a hint of alcohol burn at the end. Overall, a nice and rich tripel with some good herbal, perfumey and especially grassy kicks near the end. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased a few minutes ago at New Beer Distributors in New York, New York for US$3.25 sampled on the same day, on the train to Washington on 25-April-2014.
islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-24-14. Bottled on 12-13-13. Musty, dry aroma features scents of sweet and dry white wine, bubblegum, peach, melon, and armpit. A bit of lemon tartness and just a touch of alcohol in the nose. Interesting and good smell. Pours pale yellow / gold with moderate effervescence and a small to moderate amount of beige head. Dry, spicy flavor features a green grape element. Nice but simple flavor. Light tart sourness. Some alcohol in the finish. Dry aftertaste. Medium body. Smooth, frothy, and silky in the palate with some liveliness. Doesn’t come off like a 9% beer, more like a 6% or 7% one.
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Cafe Sara, february 11th 2014. Bright golden hazy body, small white head. Aroma is flowery with mild banana, and citrus zest. Sweet caramel taste with lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, peach, cloves and a peppery finish. Light bitterness, strong yeasty and fruity aftertaste. Very nice.
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dig. Soapy nose, lemon, milk, honey, alcohol burn. Clear golden color with lace. Malty flavor, honey, citrus, bread. OK, like a pretty straightforward tripel.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Stillwater event at Dig Beer Bar. Fruity aroma, estery, peaches -- similar to Stateside Saison, but bigger. Pale champagne color. Sharp fruit, alc. spiked peaches / yeast and more fruit / some alc. warmth / dry finish. Medium body, warm on the tongue. Pretty good. A kind of blondish fruity tripel.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Stillwater event. A clear deep yellow shining gold. A great yeasty full spicy aroma. A smooth med-full bodied beer. A really tasty beer that has benefied from getting to room temperature. Fruity, spicy, funky goodness, I feel it is actually tastier warm than cold. It probably jumped up at least .2 while warming up.
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 12oz bottle from Proof. Yellow pour with a sturdy white head and soapy stick. Aroma is yeasty, citrus, floral, sweet grain, spice. Tastes are also yeasty with light banana, sweet bread, pepper, orange, bubblegum. All balanced well and no alcohol in the taste (slight background warmth). Chewy medium palate. Pretty nice.
Bacterial (1371) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stub & Herbs. Golden yellow pour with a nice white head. Spicy and fruity belgian style nose. Very drinkable for 9%, good amount of floral hops mixing nicely with belgian esters. Nice finish.
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold, with a cm of white head. Aroma of pear esters and spices, with some sulfur, and resinous hops. Taste is the same, but more mellow and biscuity than expected. $3/12oz