AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, one finger of quickly-dissipating head. Smells of fresh banana, coriander, orange peel, flowers, Belgian yeast. But, things go downhill from there... taste, at first, is spicy and peppery; fruity sweet with complimenting toffee and caramel malts. Unfortunately as the beer begins to warm an enormous alcohol flavor comes out, masking and overpowering the rest of the flavors. Thin-medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth; not an enjoyable drink as the other flavors can in no way stand up to the alcohol.
EithCubes (4701) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is a little weird, grassy with faint citrus and stronger yeast. Just a hint of golden sunshine, and a little over-sweet, but otherwise, not much going on in the ways of olfaction. Golden pour with a short white head. Taste is much more to style - citrus and honey, big pale malt with tiny rounding phenols, gooey and slurpy with a big kick of alcohol (but smooth). Strong vanilla and yeast, less pepper and spice. Heavy full body, lots of malt there. Doesn’t have the Puckish flair of the best in the style, but gods help me if there ever comes a day I don’t want to down six of these.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz traded bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-brown color with a small white head. No lacing. Sweet tangerine-like aroma with Belgian yeast. Really strong flavor with a touch too much sugar and alcohol for me. Okay just not my fave tripel.
dnstone (2126) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, sugary, slightly spiced aroma. Golden in color. Spicey and very sweet. Slightly watery finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a thin mostly receding wispy off-white head. Notes of honey, white grape, champagne, herbal, pepper, yeasty esters. Full bodied, lively carbonation. A bit heavy, but very nice.
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure about the ten dog as I don’t see it on the bottle label, but a very nice triple, cloudy honey color, but no head as a draw back. Classsic Belgian yeast fruity flavors , astringent, and modestly alcoholic.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales, opened 9/23/10. Pours a mostly clear amber color with fine floating particles. Medium sized offwhite aroma with fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, clove, caramel and faint nutty notes. The taste is bread, caramel, apple, spices including cinnamon and clove and a faint leafy hoppiness. Medium bodied. Decent.
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share with Andrew56. Disappointing brew. Low carbonation which is good. High fruity alcohol taste which is bad. It poured a fairly rich golden color with strong hay and citrus in the nose. This brew missed the mark.
matt7215 (2151) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle from a trade with zenwolf. pours clear yellow with a minimal white head. almost no carbonation. terrible triple, bordering on malt liquor. triples have to be bottle conditioned and well carbonated to work. filter and force carb and you end up with a flabby malt liqour.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orange body with a thin but lasting white head. Flavor is tart apples dominated by spicy yeast and an alcohol bite. Good stuff.