LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Ginger Man. Pours orange with a thick white head. Aroma of spices immediately and sweet fruits. Flavor of bready malt, sweet melon, bitter spices. An interesting tripel--the rice worked well with this beer. Light, sweet, and very drinkable. Overall a nice beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours hazy orange with a tall light tan head. Yeasty citrus aroma with some alcohol presence. Soft orange with a doughy malt flavor that yields way to some yeast esters and a boozy lightly hopped finish. Very good tripel.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy peach pour with tight white froth. Aroma is citrus, spice and dough. Orange peel and hints of lemon are balanced nicely by a yeasty bread like quality. Flavor is yeasty with grapefruit, orange, clove and banana evident as well. Palate is light and refreshing, finishing semi-dry but clean. A nice summer quaff.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep golden with a small bubbly white head. Strong, semi-sweet aroma with nice spicy notes. Flavor is also semi-sweet and slightly spicy, like a spicy rice wine/tripel blend. Vey well balanced and enjoyable tripel.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, it certainly looks like a duck. Interesting nose, light tropical fruit on the nose and a very herbal vein of basil. While the herb isnít aggressive it does end up dominating the aroma. Very light for a tripel, the rice leaves no body behind and adds to a very lithe structure. Balanced, and very thin on the finish rather than crisp. Overall, one of the most dangerous sumer beers Iíve had. The abv. is not apparant on the palate. I would certainly say this is a fine choice the next time you decide to eat too the enitre box of Pad Thai. Reminds me of an Aussie Verdejo. 88
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours an orangeish gold with very large, fluffy offwhite head. The aroma is subtle and fruity with a lot of lemon balm, papaya, some cellar must, spicy yeast, a hint of coriander, and some herbs. The flavor is very herbal with soem lemon and bread in the background. Thereís a definite ginger note, though Iím not sure where thatís coming from. A musty yeast quality reminds me itís a tripel, in spite of the odd spicing. The finish is sweeter than I would like, and has a little bit of fruity maltiness along with some of the more Asian tones. Definitely an interesting beer.
drjay44 (2568) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, lasting, white head, of long duration, over a slightly cloudy golden (SRM 7) body....nose of pineapple, banana, Belgian funk, bit of bread....taste is initially slightly sweet malts, then light licorice, light clove, pineapple, finishing with a light bitterness of long duration, leaving the tongue with a slight numbness....mouth feel is light, carbonation medium to high. The mouth feel is a bit light compared to many others, and I donít get the full spectrum of flavors of many Triples.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample @ grape & gourmet. pours a bright, yellow gold with a thin, bubbly white head and light lacing. aroma was very nice with black pepper, yeast, banana, a touch of citrus fruit, and fresh herbal notes. flavor was very good, very crisp, and very unique with notes of ginger, fresh basil, thai spice, lemon zest, and light biscuity malts. palate was crisp, dry, and nicely carbonated. overall, an excellent warm weather beer that would be perfect with a good panang curry.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, yeast, light pepper, and slight basil. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy or cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of yeast, pepper, basil, pale malts, and a hint of sugar. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Basil, pepper, yeast, and slight caramel finish is lightly dry.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 Pours yellow copper in color with a tall lasting head. Strong aromas of banana bread. Full nectar with creamy carbonaiton. Flavors are a bit nutty and tropical with the usual suspects. Theres a defined peach pit bittering type dryness. Only mildly sweet finishing long. Not a bad brew at all. Better as it warms.