johnnnniee (1821) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with an impressive bone white head that persists forever and leaves lots of lace. Spicy and fruity aroma with a hint of bourbon and oak. Pepper, sweet candy sugars, light sweet fruit, pepper its all there. The flavor is sweeter than I expected with lots of sweet fruits and malts with a bit of caramel in there for fun. Some vanilla and bourbon oak midway through and a hit of alcohol right at the end into a fairly dry finish that does leave a bit of sweetness on the palette. Medium body with a high level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice tripel, I quite enjoyed this one.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured cloudy peach with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up fairly sweet lighter fruits, green apple, and honey, with warm undertones.. light cloves, Orange zest, and white vinous notes around.. came across a bit too big and sugary. The flavor opened with warm honey, with blended fruity meat behind.. black pepper and a whole lot of oak and orangey Citra influence throughout.. spicy, warm, oaky, and bitter on the long, belly-warming finish.. I really dug the Citra with the oak, but it wasn’t my ideal style for the combo. Heavier-bodied with a smooth flow through the palate.. again too hoppy for the style, but that’s a personal preference thing.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
transparent gold, thin large bubbled white head. Nose is yeasty, lotion, honey. Flavor is banana, more lotion and yeast, thick and sticky.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sugary nose with a touch of golden fruit. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter, phenolic, very peppery and estery, messy and slightly vegetal. More of GT’s thing.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Bready apricot and nectar fruit with soapy oxidation. Medium cloying palate. Really awful for the style.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin: Pours a pale bright golden bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh pale malty nose with some biscuity notes and light fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and effervescent carbonation with some peppery clove spice and herbal hop bitterness before a drier, slightly warming finish. Well-balanced, but could be a little subtler.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to MrChopin. Low haze gold. Nose is sticky malt. Apples. Taste is mild alcohol, yellow apple, cinnamon. Palate is thinner, tangy, yellow apple. Typical cidery off flavors for style.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks MrChopin. Small white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, some straw. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, some melon/strawberry. Medium body, light acidity.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tripel, really love the nose, rich well rounded back end. Solid brew a style we know the bruery is good at.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a bright and cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of citrus hops, grapefruit, oak, Belgian yeast esters, some spices, and a bit of fruity esters.
T - Starts off with some citrus hops with some grapefruit flavor and bitterness with some Belgian yeast esters in the background. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some more spice, light bready malt, and some fruity esters. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, bitterness, Belgian yeast, oak, and some spice that linger.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a bitter, dry, and lightly spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. The strong Citra hops in this one add a really nice element to the Tripel style. The oak also gives the beer some good complexity.