porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330 ml from Tully’s) Hazy orange-amber with half a finger of off-white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, caramel and yeast, sweetness balanced by spice. Mouthfeel smooth, very lightly fizzy. Tastes of sweetish fruit and caramel with spiciness and a yeasty presence. Semi-peppery in finish, along with a nice hoppy bite. A bit of ABV warmth. Nice balance of sweetness, spice and hops. Pleasant, saison-like.
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ ZBF 2012 // hazy orange / yellow with a white head // smell is crisp, citrus, herbal & touch exotic fruits, slight sweet side // taste is citrus hops, touch herbal, fresh, slight grains & okayish Belgian yeast // light & touch fizzy // not bad but not particularly special or memorable
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ ZBF’12.
Dorée/orange brumeuse, col fin blanc.
Malt grillé, houblonné palais reste très belge dans son approche sur un profile carapils avec un pétillant moyen, citronné, houblon noble restant sec au palais, poussiéreux le tout étant réchauffant.
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
big bottle .. . pours a deep gold caramel .. medium head .. lacing is low but clouded .. . smell is awesome .. . medium bitterness .. lively mouth .. . honey and light resin and spice .. . pretty good stuff but nothing too outrageous .. . . i can do it myself!!
Slipstream (2004) - USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full, bready aroma with a funky, yeasty undercurrent. Swampy dark gold pour topped by a decent head. The flavor is very good - candi sugar sweetness mixed with sharp hops and yeasty bread. Brewed in Belgium by Stillwater. The cool, tingly bitterness makes for a nice effect on the palate. This is a fine tripel.
Hair6a11 (1348) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is very murky dark golden with a fine bubbled white head that retains on the average side ; quite a bit of yeast in this one as well. The nose is peaches, candied sugar dominant, and some florals I suppose. The candied sugars come through a bit too heavy on the tongue as well for me ; More fruits, peaches and apple skins; some bittering hops come through, with yet more sweetness and bread. Not cohesive for me, not bad, though.
auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Emeline. Soft aroma of cooked apples and yeast. Flavors yield a really spicy mix, which I’m guessing is coming from the hop mix. Fluffy and with some of the Tripel complexity and character, but this mostly feels like a hoppy Saison or something else really yeast. Interesting, but maybe not entirely cohesive.
kkipple (7) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once more into the fascinating Stillwater Export series. Up now: the "Hoppy Belgian Triple", Rule of Thirds. But you know that, since you’re here.
A. Into the Trip-Karm glass again. Dull, sediment-tinged orange with a two-finger tightly packed head atop. No lace this time.
S. Not remarkable, but definately Tripel-like, which is good. The hops seem Noble and restrained, but present, adding a green, herbal quality to a malty, phenolic, peppery nose. Mild green apple and candi sugar are here too. A fine nose, but nothing especially memorable.
T. Taste is fairly dry-Tripel, with a full, genteel carbonation level that evens things out and spreads the flavor about. This is green, the hop bitterness and the peppery phenols from the Belgian yeast carry the day into spicy, bitter lands. A touch of caramel adds interest. Some unfermented sugar also appears, and is welcome, but isn’t enough. Not sure the hops help the Tripel at hand... the carbonation is excellent, and the finish medium-long and ultimately, grapefruit-bitter.
M / O. Really enjoying the carbonation level here. Full and lush, with just enough pep to keep you coming back for more. The beer itself is medium-bodied, and the advertised 8% seems right to me. Finish is sweet, then fades into bitter, yeast-driven dryness.
Rule of Thirds is decent beer, but nothing terribly memorable or unique. I like Tripels and thought it was fine for a one-and-done.
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with Linh. Pours a hazy amber body with white lacing. Aroma is super sweet spice and banana. Mouthfeel is carbonated with ntoes of sweet banana and spice. Ehhhhhhh.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. Orange pour with a thin white head. Hazy, almost opaque. Citrusy hop and bread aroma. Dry citrus and grapefruit flavor. Tons of hops. Light sweetness with very bitter finish. A bit heavy.