bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a small beige head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet oranges, yeast, biscuit, floral notes, caramel. Flavor is the same, quite sweet, floral, bit of orange zest bitterness, some herbal notes, lingering bitter finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to artmcd8, thanks! Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin head, aroma is solid, good amount of sweetness and fruit like with a little bit of the Belgian yeast coming through, the flavor has a fruity front end with a sweeter finish, the booze is tasted a little in the finish with some warming, full mouthfeel, not watery by any means, not a huge fan of the style overall, but this is solid and enjoyable, nice.
solidfunk (6741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Coriander, booze, nice balance. Good balance and good tripel if nothing super exciting. Bottle.
sudomorph (1008) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a brilliant, opaque orange with a half-finger head that thins quickly. Very slight sediment floating around.
Aroma is a big ball or orange mixed with some farmhouse funk, alcohol, and candy sugar.
Taste is a sweet but not sickening with a moderate alcohol warmth and a bit of funk on the finish.
Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Moderately slick and coating in the mouth with a drawn out sugary/bitter aftertaste.
Overall this is exactly what it says it is. Belgian Style Tripel. Fairly strong alcohol warmth but with a lighter, more citrusy taste mixed in. Good show. I might get again to re-try next time I can.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: A cloudy speckled bright apricot color with little to no head development. Only a few big bubbles around the edge.
S: Pumpernickel bread, tropical fruits, clove, cardamom, coriander, toasted caramel, sugar malt, banana taffy, yikes stripes fruit striped gum, sweet booze and cinnamon.
T/M: A malted bomb exploded in my mouth. Sweet with floral perfume presence. Sweet candied sugar, toasted caramel, loads of tropical fruit followed up with a white wine similarity. Once swallowed the sweet malt is overtaken by the spices and lingering of rum. Chewy body with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry and chalky.
O: This is truly a three headed monster. Sweet succulent malts, fruits, spices, yeasty bread and booze. What more could you ask for in a tripel. This really surprised me. I figured it would be decent but this surpassed my expectations and in glad I grabbed this up. This is a definite need to try.
Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange amber with a slight creamy beige head. Aromas of fruit and yeast spice. Med body. flavor is yeasty and fruity. There’s banana for sure. It’s very tasty. Dry and spicey finish. Hardly a trace of heat.
mansquito (4844) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big Top Beverage Mart, Rosyln variety case: Cloudy golden orange with a little head. Aroma is a bit malty, somewhat fruity. Taste is really sharp and a little bit too boozy. Aftertaste is a little too hard as well. I really don’t like this. I had some yesterday and some more today, and it did not get any better.
wlajwl (5361) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is yeast, malts and baking spices. The flavor is spices, malts, light sweetness and a tangy/mildly tart finish.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden with lots of sediment and small head. Not sure why there’s this much sediment in a tripel. This is pretty boozy, but flavor gets better as it warms up.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky amber-tan color with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet with notes of fresh cut peaches and pears. The flavor was sweet and tangy table sugar followed by an almost overwhelming boozy presence that then led to notes of peach, pear, honey and bread. Long boozy finish with lingering peach and pear notes. Full bodied. Other than the massive booziness a really enjoyable brew.