hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of spices (ginger and basil) and ’sweaty’. Tastes of the same spiciness, citrus, and a little fruity. Some alchol in the finish.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, honey, ginger, basil, and tropical fruits. Taste of honey, bread, mango, peach, lemongrass, basil, ginger, toffee malts, and some alcohol in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a large foamy/bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of a handful of fresh basil and for some reason getting a good bit of ginger. Tripel spiciness, mixed citrus, bready malt and candi sugar notes. Flavor of the same spices, but toned down from the aroma. The basil and ginger notes are there, some light corn, bready malt, tropical fruits, citrus and Tripel spicy esters.
Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with several inches of white head. Aroma is spiced pear and apple. Taste is standard tripel, with light sweetness, and mild alcohol astringency, but there are notes of lemongrass, and the basil comes out as it warms. Very highly carbonated, with alcohol warming as it descends. $12/750
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very large head of varying sized bubbles. Strong carbonation. Head reduces slowly. Light citrusy aroma with some sweet malts, orange and a bit of spice. Color is a slightly hazy dark orange. Noticable alcohol presence from the first sip that warms the gums and pipes. Lots more citrus flavors (lemon and orange), light malts and spices and a bit of funkyness. Very mild though and makes the brew a bit on the succulent side. Alcohol is a bit overpowering and detracts from the flavor a little. Dry and pasty palate with some lingering spices and orange. Almost resembles a saison as opposed to a triple. Needs a bit more malt and body to offset the big alcohol kick.
j12601 (6611) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barcade. Hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Candy, plums, lemon. Thin to medium, lemony, spicy, little boozy…tastes a little like pizza. Finishes with a light bitterness.
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
yellow body with a a huge fizzy white head.the aroma is orange peel,yeast,hay,caramel malts,and slightly skunky.flavor is much of the same with the skunk flavor hitting pretty hard.im not sure if this is due to the overcarbonation,or its just already past its prime.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tart, fruity, funky. Has a sour note that hangs around. Great color, yeasty aroma. aroma has a hint of basil herbs, spices. Body is pretty sticky for a tripel.
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting white head. Aromas of fruittiness, straw and light basil. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw basil, pear and light pineapple with a crisp lingering basil finish. Kinda wierd, but not bad.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 at NATIFEST ’09.
Poured hazy yellow color with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spicy citrus and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a good beer.