OldMrCrow (1823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maize pour into a tulip, with a fluffy if ephemeral white head. Candied oranges and a bit of spice in the aroma. Flavor gently sweet, again the citrus, pepper, booze, honey. A bit of heat. On the positive side, this has held up just fine for six years -- which was an important criterion for a midpoint of the 12.12.12 series. On the negative side, there’s no great complexity here; ultimately it’s not anything more than another straightforward American tripel. I could drink New Belgium if this was what I was looking for.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Orange citrus, lime and belgian yeast with a little caramel. Pretty good .
Sarlacc83 (745) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extra from Eric way back when. Thanks!
A: Light copper-red color with a thin ring of head. Some sediment floating in the glass.
N: Ginger comes through very clear. Orange is also present. Hints of lavender, peppercorn, some malt and whiskey, and cola.
T: Nicely sweetened with ample citrus flavor. Slight oxidation.
M: Light and well-carbonated.
O: Still very aromatic, and this was actually one of the favorites of the tasting amongst non beer geeks. Definitely would drink this one soon.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a clear orange, minimal head. Citrus hop aroma, lots of grapefruit, some lemon taste. Not really sure about this, but it wasn’t bad.
BVery (6189) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at RBSG. Rich orange/yellow pour. White frothy head. White wine grapes. Spritzy. Awesome.
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear peach colored pour, plenty of carbonation, light lemony hop aroma. Flavor is heavy cardamom and grapefruit with a sweet and and artificial lemon aftertaste.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange, smells tropical and pruny. Tastes like pineapple and orange juice. Punchy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found a bomber of this at the back of the cellar, realized I had never rated it, and its a strong belgian ale so what the heck. Opened with a lot of carbonation and poured a hazy dark amber with a very generous off white head that settles down to a thin layer. Initial aroma is like a glass of cola that has been left in the fridge overnight, then as things are allowed to breath a bit of apricot and mango peel sneak through, a bit of alcohol and some candied Belgian sugar and yeast. Moderate body and high carbonation, slightly sweet but then becomes quite dry and more biter yet very balanced. Torn on this one - the cola aroma is odd but it reminds me of those cola 5 cent candies that you probably stole from 7/11 when you were in grade 5 (without the smell of fear)..and the rest of the beer is pretty good. Not sure if that is your thing but if so open a bottle now.
HeadyDE (502) - Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper reddish orange like color..1/2 finger head..surprisingly active carbonation after many years..aroma of lemon..some citrus from grapefruit peel..honey sweetness..hybrid of a saison and Belgian triple with the triple being dominant..spices come up on palate candied ginger..cinnamon..ok slightly oily mouthfeel..slightly sour lingering on finish with a vinegary presence....probably a bit past its prime..ok..
chinchill (1857) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served in 10 oz snifter at the 2013 Most Arrogant Bash.
Remarkable orange-amber color; crystal clear with a small but partially durable head. Very little lacing.
The aroma is not promising, with too much suggestion of vinegar. Otherwise, a wild mix of spices over a fruity base. The flavor also has a suggestion of vinegar but, thankfully, this is much more subdued.
M: Still lightly hot, the higher ABV is not well hidden. Low carbonation works well.
O: At 6 years, probably the oldest beer I’ve had, and likely past its prime. Still, interesting, fun and enjoyable, if flawed and slightly challenging.