ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, golden-colored body with a medium-small, fleeting, white head. Nil lacing.
Smell: Yields a somewhat sugary nose, but also an aroma of fruit cocktail, with alcohol replacing the precious juices with which it usually packed.
Taste: Simple, modest malted grains glazed in simple syrup. A little bubblegum, a bit more sugar advancing, then, some fruitiness of strawberry, peach, and melon juice. A couple whole buds of clove. If it stopped there, I’d be content, but it has a real sharp sting from the alcohol, with a touch of acetone to it, leaving a lingering singe in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Hot, but not in a good way. It’s harshness and brash character overrides any goodness. This is unfortunate. Instead of a bottle capped with gold foil, it deserves to be sheathed in a brown paper bag.
rondphoto (2885) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy medium amber with a full, long-lasting, rim head and swirls of lace. The taste is big caramel malt that grows wonderfully through the palate to an alcohol infused finish. No doubt about the 10%abv. Well-conceived, and highly enjoyable.
fitwitchik (408) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap 2 months ago at TD and was told it was not sold in bottles. DANG! Surprised to find it in bottles at Whole Foods Columbus. Had to take it home since I am a huge trippel fan. Better than remembered. Sweet maltiness of a belguim with creamy head & exquisite scent. First taste took me back my glass of on tap Cerberus. Not dissappointed with it bottled at all. Sediment in the bottom tells me I am getting the real deal. THANKS to TD for making this happen. I fell in love all over again.
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Cap had a bit of yeast growth or rust or mold around the rim of the bottle; barely reddish gold; lively carbonation but virtually no head following the pour; big chunks of yeast mostly stayed at the bottom of the bottle and were discarded. Aroma very sweet, candy, a little spicy, barely yeasty. Flavor is sweet, a touch spicy, honey, and as it warms the alcohol is evident in the taste and exhale; dry finish. Palate medium-thick though only lightly sticky. Long way from the top, but a decent warming Belgian.
magsinva (963) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from DiarmaidBHK - I’ll be honest, I had this one like a month ago and fell asleep before I took many notes, so I don’t really remember it. It was decent, but not spectacular.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold pour, fluffy white head. Mandarin oranges, candy sugar, yeasty esthers, graham cracker and sugar cookies. A bit sweet up front, but stil pretty good.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed dark golden ale with a thin off white head. Strange aroma of Orange Pledge (or citrus based cleaner) with solvents and alcohol, so-so. In mouth, a decent candy sugar malt with smooth orange pulp, a bit thin but good.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a moderate amount of head. Smells of honey and candy. Very sweet smelling. Very fragrant. Palate is slightly viscous with nice carbonation. Taste is caramel and a little coconut. Tasty brew.
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy pale amber, small head. Sugary sweet. Marzipan and sugar. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Sugar and resin. Loads of sweet marzipan. Some juicy coriander. Super sweet finish. Just too sweet - not too style.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. Pours a murky, gold-orange colored body with a thin, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty sweet and fruity with a bunch of esters consisting of caramel, some bread, white grapes, apples, a touch of banana, and apricot. Lightly spiced with some peppery yeast, a light alcohol, and honey. Flavor is similar. Sweeter caramel and honey up front with some estery fruits, a light pepper, and a touch of clove in the middle. Some florals come out at the end as this finishes sweet, but somewhat spicy and dry with a light bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, not bad, but a bit too big of a tripel. Fairly sweet and fruity with a decent yeasty spice balance and light bitterness. Okay.