r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color with a strong and distinctly Belgian style flavor. Punchy and full with hints of spice and citrus.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours with a clear golden body with a fluffy white head. Aromas are super fruity, estery, phenol, alcohol, pepper. All yeast character and not particularly pleasant or integrated. Flavors show lots of esters, lightly sweet, fruity, phenol, pepper, clove. Limited malt notes. Alcohol. Lively bubbles and pretty dry.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of butter, diacetyl, slight fruit, slight yeast, and a hint of spice. Poured amber in color with a tiny, off-white head around the edges only. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of butter, diacetyl, sugar, slight yeast, and a hint of fruit. Medium body. Oily, thin texture. Average carbonation. Heavily sweet, sugar, diacetyl, yeast finish.
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange color with small white/beige head. Aroma is fruit, banana, citrus, spice, caramel. Taste is citrus fruits, sweetness, alcohol and herbs. A solid American Tripel.
Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, marmalade and a slightly herbal spiciness. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, apricots, pineapple and a spicy bitterness in a slightly vinous finish with a certain alcohol bite. More than medium body, fairly sweet and with a bit flat mouthfeel. Nice and tasty.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite a clever name - a tripel from thirsty dog, ergo the tree-headed dog cerberus. pours out a nice golden tan with minimal carbonation and foam, and a spicy spritzy citrus aroma. hoppier than i expect from a tripel, with less estery and fruity notes than i expect, but it’s an interesting take certainly. definitely more pale malt and more hops than a classic tripel, so really it’s only the slightly "americanized" yeast that makes this a tripel at all. very nice, sweet finish but not a beer i would drink regularly.
SSSteve (3637) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from mix pack. cloudy lifeless gold with a small, fizzy white head that diminishes quickly. nose is strong red apple and pineapple. a lot of alcohol heat in this one. flavor of red apples, caramel, butter and alcohol. not their best offering.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy orange colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, mildly yeasty, spicy, caramelly and herbal. Flavour is spicy yeast, some alcohol, citrus fruits, mild earthy and herbal notes along with some slight gluelike sweetness.
DiarmaidBHK (3138) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a thin head. Some Belgian yeast notes on the nose. Alcohol on the tongue. This one doesn’t hide it’s 10% very well. I’ve had better tripels.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of WhyBeNormal in a BIF a ways back. Served in a snifter.
Pours a slightly-hazed golden-orange color with a thin white head and a bunch of spotty lacing. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings some light bread and sweetness plus some light clove and bubblegum. Light earthiness comes along with that in the flavor and the clove stands out along with a bit of bready sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a touch of sweetness in the finish. Not bad, though probably not something I’d seek out again.
Serving type: bottle