nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5ooml can into a big Tripel Karmeliet glass. Glowing orange, looks filtered, but maybe a little hazy. Soapy white head. Sugary aroma, some candi sugar maybe, but not so impressive. Pretty much an uninspired American version, though still reasonably enjoyable. Not so strong as to be overbearing. Some true to style mild hop bitterness balances it out. Decent, but rather pedestrian and lacking depth..still has some pleasant freshness and remains nice until the end of the glass.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Armin for sharing - hazy gold - sudsy lace - nose is soft mineral, herbs, flowers - actually a bit soapy in the nose - some floral notes - flavor is medium sweet, fairly floral, grassy - a bit of mineral notes and toasty, husky grainy notes - finish is lightly medicinal, husky, syrupy - quite messy.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is slightly hazy orange with white head out of can, aroma has notes of soap, dms, buttery notes, hints of some slight caramel, but its got some slight cracker as well. Taste is a mix of some ethanol, hints of dms, butter, touch of soapy hops, nice sweet biscuit balances it but overall not a very good brew, and really not tripel style.
NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can @ Brandonís, courtesy of arminjewell. Hazy, orangish yellow appearance with an off white head. Bready, cracker, citrusy, soapy, Belgian yeasty aroma. Floral, soapy, light Belgian yeasty, tangy, bready flavor.
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. A hazy bright polished amber colored brew with a slightly off white head. The nose has some Belgian candy funk. There is also a little bit of pears and cinnamon. The taste has some sweet pears and cinnamon spice. There is also some slight funky hay. The taste is decent, but ends with too much brett type funk for my tongue. Overall, a decent brew.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy gold with a whitish head. Very much a belgian. Sweet and a bit fruity with a crisp finish. Fairly strong.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 16 oz can from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 12/12/11
Aroma: It has some yeast, fruit/citrus, some spice (pepper, etc), and some wheat and bready notes
Appearance: A mostly clear dark gold with a thick, foamy white head and medium lacing on the glass
Flavor: Subtle and yeasty taste, with quite a bit of pepper/spice, light sweetness, and some light bitterness
Palate: Light-medium, somewhat tingly mouthfeel, and the finish is fairly long and spicy on the tongue
This one is a little odd. It has a weird peppery spice that seems to overpower most of what else is going on here. It isnít a bad beer, but unfortunately, it is kind of a mess. I ended up deducting slightly from the overall, because there seemed to be something wrong here that I wasnít fully capturing in the other categories, I can say for sure that Iím torn on this one, itís a decent, but flawed, offering.
On a side note, It was interesting to see a brewery attempt a Tripel in a can, and it has a kind of interesting name, and a pretty nice design, so I have to give them credit for their originality.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from can into Tulip.
Appearance: Very hazy orangish yellow with decent sized head.
Aroma: The yeast is very apparent at first, with banana and clove. After a few minutes, the lemon citrus and spicy, grassy hops become more apparent (Saaz?)
Taste: Similar to the aroma, the banana and clove come barreling out of the gate, along with fleshy fruit, lemon and white pepper. Toward the finish, and especially as it warms, the hops really stand out. However, the hops are very straw- and hay-like, and distracted me a little.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, with a medium body that is more sticky than effervescent. Could have used more dryness on the finish.
Overall: Despite some minor issues with the hoppy, yet not dry, finish, this is a strong US-made Tripel, especially at the price point. And it comes in a Pint can!
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I brought this. Clear and light golden. A white fluffy head. A yeasty and malty nose. That is also tasted along with soft fruit. Quite tasty.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity citrus and bready malt. Flavor is fruity, floral, caramel apple, with a hoppy dry finish.