fiercepanda (505) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy dark yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity, with some yeast. The flavor is floral with a strong graininess. Not bad, but sort of uneventful.
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap Old Chicago Manhattan, KS-pours hazy lite orange with a rocky soapy white had and decent lacing. nose is sweet and fruity with some fussal alcohol and astringent tartness. flavors of asgrintent bitterness and some sweet grainy notes. however, even thought its pretty bi-polar in flavor, i actually think its decent, lots of heat and residual sweetness as it warmed up a bit. not a bad take on the style and cool that this brewery is canning a beer like this.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love the label on this one. 16 ounce can from Beer Run. Pours a hazy straw color with a large frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty notes and spice with a bit of a sugar note. The taste is sweet malts, candi sugar, strong cinnamon, nutmeg and other spice, caramel. Medium-full bodied. On the sweet side, and maybe a bit too strongly spiced, but still a nice beer.
mcmisko (350) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with fluffy white head. Good carbonation. Fresh citrus on the nose. Sweet malts, spice and lemons. Creamy mouth feel with a clean crisp finish. I was surprisingly pleased with the beer from a can!
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím not sure what this is, Hazy yellow pour with a soft head. I donít get any of the traditional Belgian notes that I would expect. It isnít a bad drink with a nice crisp finish. It drinks lighter than 8.5 ABV.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint Can. Pours hazy straw color. Denser head than belgian beers Iím used to. Decent canbonation but still lacking that traditional belgian effervecense that I desire. Aroma of wheat, hay and mild banana. Tastes similar to smell with notes of banana, hay, candied sugars, mild spice up front and long finish, without to much alcohol burn. Not bad, easy to drink just lacking in some elements that I love about belgians.
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can) Pours a hazy light gold color with a large white head that quickly settles to a thin cap. Aroma of banana rolled in lime juice, cumin, and flowers. Flavors of banana, pear, vanilla, and some light lime zest and grapefruit pith bitterness. The finish is very dry, but it does not possess the pleasant dry bready qualities of its Belgian counterparts, and it comes off as being quite rough and faintly medicinal. Mouthfeel is quite nice, with a medium heft and smooth carbonation, which would result in a higher palate score except for the dry finish. Overall an ok tripel.
falco242 (236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light gold with white head. Floral aroma, Belgian yeast gives way to a disappointing finish, with hints of pepper. My wife swears this tastes like mushy peas. Not very complex either.
PapaMick (41) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice floral note, hazy golden from tap. Belgian style yeat and malt is over powered by alcohol burn. Creates a buzz but not my favorite taste
nuplastikk (4269) - 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.