Dixonian (1561) - 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.
popery (1397) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this beer thoroughly. Itís drier than a normal tripel but it works quite well. The beer is oaky and vinous with light stone fruits and tropical hop flavors. Fresh grain. Drying taste with a mildly bitter finish. Iím a fan of this take on the style.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from the bottle gave a deep golden color with a modest head. Mild aromas of belgian yeast and sweetness. Medium body with some solid carbonation. Flavors are of lemon, citrus and an understated oak oak presence. Floral citra hops kick in but do not overpower the beer. Finish is pretty balanced. Decent beer.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to largadeer. Mostly clear golden in color with a one finger white head and some lacing. Very fruity with pineapple, coconut, and other tropical fruits, with oak and sweet malt. The flavor has a sweet pale malt base, oak, orange, pineapple, coconut, and citrusy hops. Medium-bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. Better than I thought this would be based on what other people said. I liked it quite a bit.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this beer. It has the woodsy, roasty notes of the oak and the zesty lemon flavors of the citra. But they both intermingle nicely. The aroma is strong and it pours beautifully with a thick head of foam.
mrmartin (666) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy Golden pour with bright creamy white head. Light body. Sweet fruity nose, pineapple + pear. Not cloyingly sweet. Slightly bitter slightly viscous finish. Definitely can taste the Citra hops. very nice.
beerbastard (680) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this. Thanks Dave! The nose was strong with lemon grass and grapefruit. Litely tart very saison like with citrus flavors. Very enjoyable.
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750 ML bottle into a Bruery Tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a fair amount of white head. Aroma is citrus, pineapple and just a touch of Belgian yeasts as it warms. Taste is citrus hops, some apricot or peach notes and a bit of Belgian funk in there. This is pretty good. Hides the 8.2% ABV well. A really nice effort.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hoppy triple with a bitter finish. PIney and citrus hops. Yeast and bread with grapefruit and bitter resinous flavors. Good.
brokensail (10781) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a big white head.
S: Smells "Belgian" at first. Lots of banana and spices coming through. There is a nice bit of sweet bready malt and candi sugar. A fair bit of citrus and even some mild vanilla. A bit of yeast in there, too.
T: Sweet malt and candi sugar really dominate the flavor. There is some citrus to the beer, but not as much as I picked up on the aroma. Somewhat bitter, especially for a Belgian beer. Lots of different fruit notes as well as some light yeast.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high.
O: I really liked the aroma of this beer, but the flavor didnít do as much for me. The bitterness really threw me off.