Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Candy sugar and mild lemon aroma with maybe a hint of raisin. Deep amber gold color with a TON of sediment that just floats around slowly in the glass before eventually falling to the bottom. Light, mildly sweet flavor with some candy sugar, a tiny bit of raisin, and a bit of crisp, floral greeness. Finish is somewhat of alcohol and some mildly bitter hoppiness.
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. No lacing.
The smell had a sweet to lightly spiced "iced apples" with a slight crisp citrus coming in underneath. Light spice of coriander opens up and rounds out the aroma.
The taste was mainly balanced between the sweet and the spice leaving a sweet fruity aftertaste leading into a wet sticky sweet fruity finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Alcohol seems to be well hidden adding a light carbonation gracing to allow a nice smooth sweet stickiness rolling over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Tripel. But I do wonder if Stoudt’s spelled that on purpose on the bottle, funny to me - don’t care enough either. Still, I would drink again.
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden/copper colour with lots of bubbles and a small head. Light citrus and bready aromas. Spicy flavours, maybe nutmeg, with a lasting finish and a nice aftertaste.
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This, like every Stoudts that I tried, is a primo A-B+ rated beer. The aroma and flavor is yeasty, which I’m not the biggerst fan of. Otherwise I would have rated this a bit higher. Pours a faded orange/copper color with light carbonation and medium head. In addition to the yeast, the smell is fruit and a bit like perfume (maybe thats the cloves and/or spices?) Tastes slightly hoppy, a little bit on the sweeter side, traces of yeast, spices, malts. Has a nice kick and meant for sipping.
rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Hazy medium amber, off-white head cover, strips of lace. Light aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is toffee malt that adds mild hops on the swallow, then moves back to malt with added citrus and clove. A decent brew, not great.
joejames (309) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours cloudy golden yellow, small quick head, no lacing, suspended yeast particles. Aroma of clove, pepper and tangerine. Taste is sour with a sweet fruity background. Full bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes sour with notes of clove, banana, citrus and yeast. Not bad.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/5/2014. On tap at the brewery. Light orange with a white head. Aromas are spicy and fruity. Light sweetness, grassy notes with citrus and spices. Good balance. Well done...
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold with lasting foamy lacy beige head; aroma is lightly malty sweet and Belgian yeasty; Flava is rich- a blend Belgian yeast sugar malt and hops; feels hick chewy foamy luscious; finishes dry yet malty tangy
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fado. Clear orangish-yellow pour with a lasting sodt off-white head. Grassy caramel aroma. Nice medium-light malt notes. Sweetness feels more from honey than sugar. Not nearly as full or complex as most Trippels but a pleasant easy drinking attempt.
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a orange gold color with small head. Aroma of clove, spice, orange, belgium yeast. Spicy clove and belgium yeast flavors in taste. Slight fruit notes. Medium heavy body. Maybe too much clove or spice to this. Decent.
GenDV138 (2869) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light funk, yeast. Tastes of citrus, herbs, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish.