beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber-Secret Santa-clear golden color w/a small, quickly diminishing head & good lacing. Light sweet aroma. Flavors of yeast, banana, candied sugar, spice, & a touch of floral hops. Maybe a little bit of citrus or orange peel. Solid brew, enjoyable, kind of a "standard" Belgian, maybe a little bit of a letdown as some of these Stone brews get such a buildup-particularly in this area where they can be hard to get-that, fair or not, you expect them all to be spectacular or overwhelming. I’d like to try this on tap or maybe w/a few years on it to compare the differences. Long, sweet, dry finish.
BuckeyeBoy (5781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out a clear yellow topped with a small sand head. Aroma was of light sweetness and banana. Tast was more of the sweetness some corn (kind of odd) more of the banana and a nice spice. Thanks Toby
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with white frosting. Nose is banana, bubblegum, yeast and orange; very sweet. Tangy medium light, a little oily in the back. Taste is green banana, lemon pith, candi and lime peel. Bitter yeasty finish with black pepper.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours clear dark golden color with white head. Aromas are typical yeast, floral, belgian, and spice. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is heavy on the yeast, clove, white pepper, orange peel, banana, and finishes dry. Overall a solid brew.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear gold color. Classic Belgian - tons of yeast and way too banana-ee for my palate. It’s probably a good representation of the style, but not my cup of tea. Wait? Ummm.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy markwise. Clear yellowish bronze pour, thick lacing and smooth soft white head. Funky nose, some spicy notes, honey. Flavor has a dry yeasty slight funk, with some orange peel and spicy elements. Smooth and drinkable, kind of a saisony-tripel thing.
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pale golden pour with a nice beige head. Nose is light and fruity. Some Belgian spices with a little yeast and some breadiness. Well balanced. Flavor is rather rich in fruity and spicey notes. Light yeast. A bit of cloves stands out. Cidery notes and a light vinous fruit element. Smooth. Thanks Toby.
bvc (1239) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber shared by riversideAK. Pours a clear golden yellow with easy white head. Nose is of candy sugar, apple, some earthy grassy notes and hints of banana. Body is a little on the thin side and this is just a straight forward triple. As I sip on this, I start thinking about the 080808 and the Cali-Belgique and pick up some similarities in the 3. Would have been fun to crack all 3 at the same time. Thanks Alex.
after4ever (7534) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks, Riverside! Crystal clear bright dark gold. Very thin filmy head. Big green apple, toffee, and dust nose, joined by a bit of banana. Very much the classic tripel, other than the hefeweisen intruder. Crisp, sparkling body. Green apple, toffee, dust, and lots of banana on the mid-palate. The banana is a weird addition. Mild sweet finish.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured golden orange, apricots, orange, spicy, bready, hoppy, malty, yeasty, little caramel.