Lubiere (11932) - 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 (22307) - 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.
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bready aroma, with a hint of spice. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a big white head. The flavor is of light fruits, with the alcohol very well hidden. The finish is sweet, with a touch of spices. I did detect a couple of off notes, nothing to overpowering, but lurking there in the taste. Not a bad big beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is floral, honey, sugar, spice and tannins. Orange glow, not much head. Flavor is sweetbread headed for sourdough. A real sugar bomb is what I mean to say. Also, too boozey for its body and thinner consistency. I like tripels, nut this one’s not my thing.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit darker than average with its amber looks, but covered by a nice tight off-white to pale beige foam. Fairly fruity in the nose, having the usual banana esters, but also some interesting white grape notes which pair with the hefty alcohol component to give a vinous kick to this honeyed tripel. Soft herbal hops do give a spicy kick where the yeast is not all that characterful except for its fruity hints. On the palate, the active carbonation is fitting although larger bubbles would have been expected. The carbonation nonetheless manages to dry the palate out a good bit making it seem fortunately drier than it really is with its full honey-like, almost biscuity maltiness. A fair Tripel, on the fruity side of things, but pleasantly balanced.
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a dense, well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up bright white pepper, clove, and floral (lavender?) spicage over bready malts.. light green apple and other light fruits showed as it warmed.. spicy and warm. The flavor found honey-kissed biscuity malts on the warm core.. tacky spices (black pepper and darker fruits above all else) around.. finished with peppery spicage and alcohol warmth.. tasty stuff! Medium-plus bodied with lower carbonation.. spicy and engaging.. I enjoyed it.
DrSilverworm (9447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Thin white head. Totally hazy orange amber color. Yeast particles floating about. Little lace. Nice light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Bigger body. Caramel, belgian yeasts, candi sugar. Little alcohol taste, not too much. Hint of smokiness. Nice bitter spicy taste, some savory. Nice to sip - a well done tripel. 10% ABV is well-hidden.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy murky yellow brown. Aroma of Belgian yeast, toffee, candy floss, candied sugar, fruity. Flavour is the same. Medium bodied. Nice example of the style.