gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle thanks to Ingo! As the Encore series, bottled 09/02/15.
Slight hazy golden color, small fizzy white head. Sweet, spicy, Belgian yeast, malty, earthy scent. Spicy, clove, orange zest, Belgian yeast, phenolic smoke taste. Phenolic smoke and clove aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
ALIBALI (539) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ja wirklich sehr belgisch und sehr gelungen. Kräuterig trocken mit einem wunderbar langen Nachtrunk gesegnet, ist dieser Tropfen trotzdem schön tripelig spritzig und dabei auch noch extrem gehaltvoll. Toll. Getrunken in der Schankwirtschaft HH vom Fass. 0,2l/6Euro.
Andrew196 (1405) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bubbly clear gold, off white head, dissipated somewhat coarsely. Clove and banana on the nose, maybe notes of bubblegum. Crisp on the tongue, more spice, coriander, yeasty banana bread leading to a breathy, slightly boozy finish. Not bad, was expecting more pizzazz from Stone though.
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber beer, decent white head faded, some lace. Aroma malt, banana, bubblegum. Taste is banana, cloves, malt, sprucy hops. Palate is a bit light, carb moderate. In true stone fashion, they’ve maybe overdone the hops, and this is a belgian, not my fav.
George999 (374) - Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle to pour is clear with a high carbonation and a medium to thick white head, the color is orange and blonde, the aroma is yeast notes of bread and lemon, the taste is immediately bitter with sweetness following the bitterness there’s a strong presence of citrus the very nice light hop backing comics the mouth feel is medium. My overall impression is this is a very solid ale I get the notes of the Belgian ale and the idea of a Belgian Strong Ale but it doesn’t seem to have as much aged flavorings or carmel notes a typical Belgian type of beer would have. But for an ale this is a great showing.
zoucrew102 (1343) - - MAR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with light clove notes as well as citrus hops and some banana also. Pours clear golden colored with a thin white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with spicy Belgian yeast and a bit of clove. Finishes dry with citrus hop flavors unfortunately though the banana is hidden by the bitterness of the hops. Very nice, but miss the banana of most tripels.
Scottishchris (678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beerhive. Pale gold, small white head. Yeasty hoppy Belgian spritz. Medium body, light fizz. Sticky. Sweet bready front. Citrus and bitter hops. Dry. Hefty.
DeliriumT (485) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hoppy tripel. Not a style that I'm a huge fan of. I generally tend to think that the hops overpower the best things about the Belgian styles, rather than accentuating the good flavours like they do in a black ipa. This is a good example of hoppy tripel done right. Great blend of tripel sweetness and ipa hoppyness. However, you lose those beautiful banana and clove characteristics that tripels are known for in a barrel of hops.
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hopbag (157) - - FEB 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bigger beer. Sweetness reminiscent of apple juice. Pleasant crystal clear gold. Lots of pepper and clove. It’s alright, but I’d like more attenuation and depth. Maybe this would have been better fresh with more hops? Bottled 9/15, reviewing in late 2/16.
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but the bitterness got to be overpowering by the end. There are a lot of Belgian aromas and flavors as soon as you open the bottle, but the amount of bittering hops completely overpowers everything, turning what was already a behemoth of a beer into a bit of a bitter beast.