BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber hue with almost no head or lace. Very fizzy initally. Aroma is the standard sweet fruity and spicy belgian style but seems to have a bit more hop kick than the traditional tripels. Alcohol is slighty noticeable on the nose. I found the taste to be quite different than most in the genre. This beer is very lively and as a noticeable hoppy bitter undertone beneath the fruity and malty tastes. Aromatic and grainy as well. The spices to tend to linger on the finish too long. Dry and a bit thin mouthfeel. This brew needs to age to gain a smoother and mellow approach and allow the characteristics to blend.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, clear golden with a smallish head, aroma of apple sauce with great flavors of honey, mulling spices, green fruit and slightly smokey
drfabulous (6425) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to BOLTZ7555. Spicy with banana and orange in the nose and taste. Honey sweetness. Very nice.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a decent white head. Smells of spice, some residual sugar. Tastes of candi sugar, dry malt, some citrussy hints, some doughy hints. Great beer.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden-amber body with a slight haze wears almost no head at all which disappoints a bit for a tripel. Honest aroma consisting mostly of gentle yeast notes and mead-like maltiness (honey, flowers, clovers). Moderate spiciness, herbs and mild smokiness. Rather perfumey palate, spicy (rosemary, basil), honey attack and candi sugar dominates a mild alcohol character. Nice soft carbonation, medium bodied. Average tripel.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A smooth, sweet, flowery and fruity golden ale. Different and highly drinkable.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed (probably fresh) soon after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Golden orange body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Pleasant floral nose of scented garden flowers. Soft juicy body with a soft carbonation. Taste is a pleasant mix of honeyed malts, flower petals (orchids, etc.), tropical fruits and passion fruit juice. The flowery hopping brings no dryness and almost no bitterness so the honey sweetness sticks around in the finish and the beer does feel a little sweet. Quite different from the classic Belgian Abbey Triples, especially the mouthfeel that didn’t felt Belgium at all. But this is a very interesting refreshing golden ale of some kind. It just felt different. A surprising offering coming from Stone and one I’d like to see brewed regularly. Unfortunately they only seem to brew it on rare occasions. I don’t know what the occasion is but it doesn’t happen very often. Maybe they brew it to celebrate the win of a handicapped albinos at the special Olympic wheelchair 1000 meters hurdles. Maybe, I don’t know, something that doesn’t happen often.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 Poured a clear golden color with a very small white head, Aroma of oranges, peach, some yeast, and I finally figured out it was vanilla I was smelling. Taste was spicy, citrusy, and mildy hoppy. Somewhat oily mouthfeel.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Ericandersnavy) cloudy golden-orange pour with little head. Nose of apple juice, Belgian yeast, caramel, and honey. Taste of bread, honey, caramel, light Belgian yeast spiciness. Loving the palate linger, soft carbonation that contributes well to the flavor profile.
TheBeerGod (5997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to SDbruboy and DaSilky1! Pours a clouded amber with splashes of orange. Small off-white head. Nose is spice, some earthiness, along with hints of yeast and vanilla. Taste has candy sugar, more vanilla and earth tones, and some alcohol notes. Carbonated bodt with some sharpness to it. Finishes very well with little aftertaste - perhaps some lingering spice. Well done! ***Not a re-rate, but I wanted to add, as this warms, more fruit notes come through with maybe peach or nectarine and more of the spice comes through. NICE BEER!
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of fruity ester is dominating and quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some fruity ester and light sweet Belgian style malt. Taste is really smooth and alcohol is well hidden as well as any peppery yeast notes usually associated with the style. Maybe a tad too sweet but very well done overall.