premachb (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Basil is surprisingly present in the aroma of this beer. Hazy yellow appearance. Medium bodied. Tastes amazing.
Emeister84 (1642) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of basil, pepper, faint banana. Clear burnished gold with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, lightly spicy, fruity banana flavor. Medium bodied, very smooth.
bulldogops (1155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating 1142 - 29.06.2014 - Bottle from CBI. Pour is pretty standard, hazy golden orange with a bubbly white head. Aroma is herbal - thai basil, citrus Mouthfeel is crisp, medium-heavy alcohol character, medium carbonation. Taste is crisp but a bit of a mess for a tripel. Rice in the brew lightens the malt profile, bitterness takes over. Tropical notes present on the palate as well, but just a little all over the place for me.
TXBadger (2015) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy bright yellow golden color with white head. Basil, spice, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied, but still a decent mouthfeel. Finishes with basil, spice and a little wheat sweetness.
lownote (346) - USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was not expecting the Thai basil to be so aromatic. Also, Belgian spice. Not super sweet. Really flavorful. Really light color and body. At its thickest it’s a bit orange. This is amazingly drinkable. Love it.
arkurzynski (1860) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden amber. Nose of Belgian yeast spice, citrus fruit. Flavor is light sweet malt with citrus fruit esters and light spice. Fairly well attenuated, but sweet and fruity.
Doofgoblin (462) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall, it’s a good tripel experiment. The aroma is typical tripel with some extra floral, spice similar to jasmine rice. Taste is were it loses me a little--I don’t really like the addition of the rice because it’s noticeable. It adds a sweetness that is a little sickly and over the top. The other spices are nice but mostly destroyed by the sweetness. Finish is surprisingly thick and lingering.
rdixon77 (1617) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lot going on with this one. Murky brown gold. Nose of banana, grapes, and herbs. Taste was big candi sugar sweetness, Belgian yeast, Thai spices, and fruitiness. Sticky, big mouthfeel. Interesting tripel.
miyauchi38 (904) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
czar (6012) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear bright golden with a nice off-white cap, frothy at times, some retention and lacing. white grape and pear fruit juices, granulated golden candi, spicy belgian yeast, lots of bitter and woodsy spices and herbs, few fragrant ones - shy basil character which is fine with me; alcohol, honeydew melons, tropical passionfruits. average carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet, astringent herbal-spicy finish. very nice spiced tripel - cohesive. much enjoyed!