Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales, opened 9/23/10. Pours a mostly clear amber color with fine floating particles. Medium sized offwhite aroma with fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, clove, caramel and faint nutty notes. The taste is bread, caramel, apple, spices including cinnamon and clove and a faint leafy hoppiness. Medium bodied. Decent.
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share with Andrew56. Disappointing brew. Low carbonation which is good. High fruity alcohol taste which is bad. It poured a fairly rich golden color with strong hay and citrus in the nose. This brew missed the mark.
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle from a trade with zenwolf. pours clear yellow with a minimal white head. almost no carbonation. terrible triple, bordering on malt liquor. triples have to be bottle conditioned and well carbonated to work. filter and force carb and you end up with a flabby malt liqour.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orange body with a thin but lasting white head. Flavor is tart apples dominated by spicy yeast and an alcohol bite. Good stuff.
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, moderate to heavy lemon and perfume for the hops, moderate earth and soap for the yeast with hints of apple, coriander, wood and white wine. Head is small, wispy, white with some lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is slightly hazy lemon yellow. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish. An okay Tripel, bold but just a little too abrupt in flavor.
Strykzone (5385) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An effervescent golden beer that has a nice thick yellowish head. Oodles of bubbles float up. Very pleasant fruit aroma with yeast and honey. Flavor begins buttery with citrus fruit, yeast, honey, banana. Finish brought out some hops and was on the sour side. Tasty.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle has notes of hay, cough drop, citrus and sweet dough. Medium yellow hue with a small white head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Flavor is sweet and musty. Palate is medium bodied and watery soft. Overall a good Tripel but I found it highlighted everything I don’t like about the style. Too much cough drop.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is honey, apple, some vanilla, and slightly spicy. Flavor is honey, apple, toast, some vanilla, and a spicy earthy finish.
Butters (3944) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden pour with suspended small granules and white head with lacing. Nose is like cleaning supplies, chlorine, with sweet banana and cane sugar as it warms. Flavor is very sweet alcohol and vanilla, and a little bandaid antiseptic. A little cloying on the palate.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the tripel tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7/15/10. Clearish gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of banana, clove, herbs and a bit of pepper. Banana and clove flavor with a thick full sweet finish.