Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some spices and lemons. Maybe a hint of vanilla. The flavor is pretty much the same with a sweet finish. Pretty standard issue Tripel really but ok.
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Turd. Pours a translucent bright yellow with a one finger white head. Nose is spicy alcohol, phenolic, musty, earthy, some carbdoard, badly presented Belgian yeast. Flavor is earthy, shows some DMS/veggies, musty, yeasty, warm alcohol, papery. Palate is warm and round.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s.
Thin yellow body with a white head.
Light, fruity, spicy flavor.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There’s really nothing about this beer that I found worth wanting another. I suppose the appearance is the highlight, with a nice lightly coppered orange color. However, flavors are thin and occasionally unpleasant. Not likely to find a place in my rotation.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with minimal white head. Aroma of floral hops, soap, grass, and light malt. Flavor of sugar, clove, spice. Overly sweet.
polishwarrior (19) - USA - APR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle and sampled from brewery. Pours a golden color with a thin head. Aroma was kinda that of bread/yeast. Taste had a pleasant sweetness to it. Palate with full bodied, almost syrup like. Overall this is well balanced and very enjoyable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s. Pours yellow with white head. The aroma is banana, bread, cookies, vanilla, and mild spiciness. The falvor is lemon, banana, clove, a little bit of pepper, and some light sweetness. Textbook, but good.
Suttree (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold, thin ring of foam. The words "yeasty" and " boozy" figure prominently in my review. Also some white wine notes, as well. Not bad, but not really to my taste.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo’s stevofest part 2. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Clear yellow, thin white ring. Aroma is spicy, alcohol. Taste is must the same, musty, spicy, alcohol. Pretty boring.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Clear and quite clean-looking pour, which - as several raters have noted already - resembles apple juice with a bit more carbonation (but not cider dank). Nose is heavily malty to me, with ripe fruits and just a faint spiciness, far less than I want from a tripel. Mouthfeel is quite nice, with a slightly oily feel at first, then pleasant carbonation leading to a semi-dry finish. But this just tastes more like a strong biere de garde to me, and not an especially good one at that.