sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Hazy orange with a small, firm and lacy head. Aroma of sweetish malt and fruitiness. Flavor is quite acidic with orange-peel, dry maltiness. Medium body, medium, fizzy carbonation. A decent tripel with a nice - although acidic - Belgian feel. A bit too acidic for my taste, though.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a hazy orangey-brown with a white lasting head and moderate lacing from the 750ml. bottle into a wine glass: Aroma notes of coriander spice, lightly toasted whole wheat, herbs, and fresh caramel. Taste is similar. Moderately to heavily sweet and moderately bitter. Moderate carbonation and sticky finish. Drinkability: Sweet but not overpowering. And interesting. Pairing: Roast pork, Pad Thai. Thai papaya salad. Rebuy: Yes. #312 on 28022010, DG.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brueryís 1st anniversary party 5/16/09: Pours a hazy deep bronze orange with a well-lacing thin covering of wispy white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and biscuity Belgian malts with some earthy grassy hops. Starts with rich doughy malty sweetness and toasty light caramel with a drier earthy bitterness and some floral spice before a bitter finish. Interesting and fairly complex, but could be sweeter for a tripel.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour, white head. Bready malt, raisin, belgian yeast, candy sugar, and herbal hops. Interesting beer, good for a style I usually donít like that much.
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: A hazy golden color with a quickly settling white head.
S: Very...different. The basil is definitely making its presence known and I donít really think thatís such a great thing. Very herbal overall.
T: Not surprisingly, the flavor is quite similar to the scent. So this is quite an herbal tasting beer as well. I donít find it that pleasing.
M: Lighter in body (possibly due to the rice they used to brew this) with good carbonation.
D: Personally, I did not find this beer all that enjoyable. However, if you are into the flavors that are present in this beer, Iím sure that you would find it very nice.
anders37 (22523) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deeper golden pour. Herbal spiciness, candi sugar, coriander fill the aroma. Spicy mouthfeel. Corinader, fruitiness, medium mouthfeel. Very good
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, capped. Pours a cloudy dark bronze with a light, fluffy, eggy platinum blonde head. Pleasant nose of yeasty spice and caramel, doesnít smell much like a trippel, but thatís alright. Still smells perfectly pleasant. Creamy medium body with tight, tingly, refreshing carb. Caramel, sweet cream, yeasty spice, and a little bit of light wood on the mid-palate. Creamy, caramelly finish. Not bad.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy yellowish brown with a large ivory head. Aroma has robust spiciness and acidic orange fruits, Belgian yeastiness and cream too. Flavor is quite tart, contracting the lower back corners of my palate. After that some substantial farmhouse funk, perfumy floral flavor, still acidically fruity. Thinner feel, high fizz. Overall, very good.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Toronado. Dark amber hue with minimal head and lacing. Nose is rich malts with dark fruits. Flavor is initially raisins and figs which transition to apples and pears and sweet bready malts, some winter spices mixed in, finishes sweet. Medium-full body, thick texture, moderate carbonation. A pretty standard tripel with strong malt presence balanced out by dark and light fruity esters.