cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden-orange top with a creamy head, some lacing, a bit of particulate. Nose of grapes, yeast, rich malty sweetness, apricots, whiffs of brandy, balanced spices, nothing standing out too much. Rich, creamy light mouthfeel. Sweet malts, yeast, more grapes and spices a lot more booze as it warms. I am quite impressed by this tripel.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown pour with fluffy white head and spotty lace. Tropical fruits and spice on the nose. Sweet malty body with notable hints of citrus, spice & yeast
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded bottle for Christmas. Interesting tripel that had some strong tart and sour notes in the aroma and flavour. Still had nice citrus and spices accents too. Maybe not as dark, heavy or warming as expected for a Christmas beer but still nice to drink. 10ABV really not noticeable.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
awesome label... Pours a hazy golden amber with a huuuugggee lingering creamy tan/yellow head... Aroma has a very Flintstone Vitamins quality to it, very different, subtlely fruity, and chalky... Flavor doesnt quite follow suit, taste is different, i wouldnt know how to classify this as anything other than a Belgian Specialty ale, different worth trying... Easy drinking for what 10%, no way...
ContemplateBeer (1917) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hops in the aroma, but the spice and apple dominated the nose. Appearance was burnt gold with a creamy head. Flavor include some honey, orange peel, pear and roasted nuts, perhaps almonds. Lively and bubbly palate. Pretty good on tap.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@Toranado SD: Golden peach color with a small yellowish head that fades to a halo. Aroma is tropical fruit (mango, pineapple).
Flavor starts with sweet over-ripe pit fruit followed by some belgian yeast spice and a light, lingering orange rind bitter finish. Medium-full body is creamy with soft carbonation.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium in Brussels. Pours a deep amber orange/brown color with a large white, airy head. Aroma is nutty spicy and slightly fruity. Taste is spicy fruit and nuts, sweet malty body with a complex yeast character. A good balance and a good overall palate.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Bottle from Oak Tree. Amber in color with a medium head that recedes but retains well. Aroma of tart apple, earth, light funk, and spice. Taste is somewhat sweet with apple esters, somewhat earthy, lightly funky yeast, slightly metallic. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. Light spice hints.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Swolf3 shared by Hophead22.. Pours a chunky orange color..Smell is fruity, a little boozy and metallic... Taste sweet and has that belgian yeast flavor to it. Kinda like 07.07.07 epic
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours cloudy and orange with a bunch of chunks and virtually no head. Aroma is medicinal and fruity, slightly boozy with a hint of dog. Flavor is mostly sweet under ripe fruits, pennies, and slightly herbal. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Ugly, but overall not bad.