TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tulip poured on draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a nice dark amber, some orangish notes, dull, good haze, and big offwhite head that sticks around, laces well. Aromas are pushing some nice fruity esters, belgian yeast and spice, light apple must, and some nice sweet malt. Initial is a little light in the body, Belgian malts and spices, fruity esters of apple and pear, with some mellow sweetness. Finish with a sweetness and moving to a decent bitterness. Inviting, pleasant. This is a decent Belgian, maybe a little mediocre, a little underbodied and flavored, but sessionable at it’s ABV. Cheers.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, Belgians are not a favorite of mine but 3F hops them in a way to make them enjoyable for me. Cloudy amber body and an ample off-white head. Aroma holds notes of sweet fruits and citrus hops, some spice, and characteristic Belgian yeast. Nice mouthfeel. Smooth. The flavor was balanced with the sweetness and bitterness juxtaposing nicely.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a hazed orange yellow with a white head. Nose with tons of Belgian yeast, dough, spice, sugar, and citrus. Similar flavors that showcase the Belgian yeast, sugars, and spice. The citrus and doughy malts back those dominate notes up with some hints of floral hops. Super sweet and tough to drink. This is badly in need of more hops to balance out all of that sweetness. I thought I had tried this before and enjoyed, but I remember the hops being more dominate. This is tough to finish. In fact, I couldn’t.