zizzybalubba (1753) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Greenville, SC. Pours a darker than anticipated orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of light candi sugar and citrus. The taste is more malt forward than most tripel’s giving the beer a sweeter taste than expected. The lingering sweetness on the palate is not too cloying and is cut by the alcohol. This is more of a Belgian Strong Ale than a tripel in my opinion but it is a good beer.
bcline5 (2) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a wine glass. Copper color, hazy due to live yeast. 1 finger of head that did not last long. Aroma was very strong banana, reminded me of a California Chardonnay. Taste was sweeter than other triples I’ve had, with a slightly boozy finish. Pretty good beer.
thornecb (5319) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy gold into a tulip. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour caramel aromas. Dusty caramel and sour fruit front to back. Sweet lasting fruit finish.
JStax (4593) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent copper color with a thin white head of foam. The aroma is very light. Vanilla, wood, grainy. The aroma is almost too light to detect. Taste is an estery sweet, malt forward. Drying on the palate. Alcohol is covered for the most part, but there is a twinge of heat in the finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, I know I had this one as well as I remember the name, bottle and even the flavor. Heavy banana, and Belgian-y esters flowed in this one, lightly boozy with notes of pear, apple, grape juice and some light vegetal notes. Most American made triples are pretty bad and this was no exception.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle. A quality trippel, high on flavor, and low on scent. The musty, custard scent was the low point. Otherwise, it was a beautiful pour, cloudy dark copper with a white foamy pour. Medium bodied, creamy texture to a dry finish. Apricot and pear fronted flavor to a banana custard and cream finish.
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, 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 (3626) - 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 (433) - 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 (851) - 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.