TURDFERGUSON (3759) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with LtDan. Thanks! Very hazy/cloudy orange with thick white head. Nose is sweet and hoppy, but in a disjointed broken vacuum cleaner sort of way. Flavor is sweet. Citra hops make a light appearance but donít really help the beer in any way, just make it more messy. A bit hard to drink.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[On Tap] Clouded yellowish hue, good head formation. Big piney spiced hop aroma. Good blend of sweet tropical fruit and bitter grapefruit citrus, lingering slightly sugarry into the aftertaste.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was blond with a good amount of white head. Aroma was some sugar and bubblegum/banana yeast. Very typical of a belgian triple. Flavor had the banana sweetness as well. It was a joy to drink.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ blind lady. Very slightly hazed golden, thin white head. Big juicy hop nose of apricot and nectarine laying upon a thin blanket of belgian yeast fumes. Flavors are again filled with juicy, fruity hops with the belgian yeast behind and a touch of alcohol. Not until the very finish does it make itself overtly belgian though as the hops are the focus point here. More a belgian ipa than a trippel imo, but since I hate belgian ipas and trippels, ill say that this isnít really all that bad...though I remember reading on a bottle it was aged in oak, but I donít get all that much oak influence...
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a bright semi cloudy yellow gold with a small layer of white.
Aroma: A real time fight in my nostrils. Is it citra hops or bruery yeast? Its both.
Taste: Spicy and citrusy hops, Bruery yeast, oak tanins. Metallic bitter finish.
Mouth: Active lively bubbles full bodied, almost creamy.
Overall: I really enjoyed the added layer provided by the oak, I still am not a fan of the particular style. I think this beer will hold up for a few years, and might even become more drinkable for me as it mellows.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating #16. Light hazy yellow pour. Light spice notes with a bit of zesty citrus. Flavor was a little more citrus with some nice effervescence. Good beer. (1852)
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Drank 8/12/11.
AROMA: Sharp Belgian yeast with its notes of mild spicy character and fruity esters. Lemon and herb characteristics from the Citra hops. Vanilla, and even more so with the oak aroma, are extremely faint. Faint hay notes. Faint peppery note, which I presume is also from the Citra hops.
TASTE: Belgian yeast (as on nose). Wet hay malt backbone. Notes of lemon and herb from Citra hops. Vanilla and oak seems even more subtle than on nose. Subtle hop bitterness on finish - just a tad more bitterness than more traditional tripels.
OVERALL: For some reason expected more of a Belgian IPA type beer. Though this is definitely more of a straight up tripel with faint Citra characteristics. Oak is quite subtle - much more subtle than expected - almost to the point that it is a bit difficult to discern.
Base beer seems similar to Brueryís Mischief.
The more Belgian-ish Bruery beers I drink the more I feel like I can distinguish a specific signature characteristic from their yeast strain.
Far from an expert, though I feel the lemon and herb, and occasional peppery notes, characteristic of Citra hops just make it a good pairing beer for a variety of Italian based chicken pasta dishes.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is reminiscent of a saison but more sour; appearance is golden slightly cloudy with a gorgeous small froth lacing the glass. Taste is not as sweet as many other Beligian Tripel that Iím familiar with, its more on the tart and tangy end, yet thoroughly enjoyable; just not what I expected (which is nice). Palate again is tart, this is a sipper for me where Iím more accustomed to sweet(er) triples that drink faster.
Yet another enjoyable beer from the awesome Bruery!
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Grapefruit and yeast aroma. Grapefruit and yeast flavor with tropical fruit and light earthiness. Meium bodied. Grapefruit and yeast lingers with tropical fruti and light earthiness.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ The Bruery.
Hazy golden pour with some fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, oak, banana, and a nice malty backbone. Flavor is slightly sweet and bitter with citrus, spicy yeast, and wood. I would have liked this a bit more if the bitterness was toned down a bit but overall this is well done.