tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
8/X/15 - 1Pt. 9Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: VIII/4/15 (2015-1460) Thanks to Chris for the trade and Thomas for muling!
Little hazy orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, adhesive. Aroma: lots of passion fruit, pineapple, citrus, peaches. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of pineapple, citrus, very fruity, bit sweet, some grapefruit. Aftertaste: very fruity, pineapple, nice bitterness, passion fruit, grapefruit. Thumbs up!
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tderoeck’s place, right after ForT Point. This one is less fruity, much drier. Trilium-pineapple scent is present, same for the taste, always so juicy, I have no idea how these guys do it, but my god it’s so recognisable and so pleasing. I prefered the Fort Point because it is much more fruity and hoppy, this is much drier. Very nice however, and at a normal tasting this would blow all beers out of the water.
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ClarkVV. Pours a hazy golden yellow with two finger of gaseous white foam. Dank tropical fruit on the nose with layers of citrus, wet hay, floral grass and a subtle clay earthy malt backbone. Palate follows with nice balance of juicy tropical hop notes, dank herbal edges and a soft inviting grain backbone that provides a nice counterpoint to the focused hop presence. Nice clean bitterness on the finish.
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by kermis @ Night before crazy Danish ticking spree whilst planning to give Dean a wedgie - tasting. Hazy yellow color, medium to full sized a bit soapy white to off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is lightly malts, nicely hoppy and wet grass. Taste lightly malts, hops, fruit hops, orange and orangepeel in an incredibly balanced way with a great perfect bitterness to it. Really well balanced and much better in the taste than in the aroma I’d say. Medium body and carbonation. Fine IPA.
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at night before crazy Danish ticking spree tasting. Pours cloudy dull orange with a big short lived off white head. Aroma of resinous hops, orange peel, almost leathery, weeds, pine and a light malt background. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and over moderate bitter with a light oily hop resinous palate with citrus and orange peel. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
ClarkVV (4636) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 32oz growler filled 7/30/15, drunk 8/18/15.
Large white head atop a not-as-Trillium-hazy-as-usual golden body. Good retention.
This was a lovely one all around. Light citrus, papaya, and other plentiful tropical fruits and soft honey and vanilla-laden malts in the background, with no heavy resin/pine or any doughy/yeasty dullness. Bitterness is certainly there, but never builds up to the point of fatiguing the palate and in turn balances the supple maltiness, with no sweetness building up either. Very nicely balanced, highly flavorful, no aspirin-like flavors. A small amount of tangy/punchiness is the only detractor here, but otherwise pretty on par with Congress Street, albeit a little lighter and with less lush/juicy hoppiness. No alcohol noted, good attenuation, fine, engaging carbonation.
Bule (1404) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy pale brown color with a bit of frothy head. Resiny tropical fruit hop flavor. Well balanced and easy going.
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from the brewery, 8/17/15, Bottled 8/4/15, Rating # 4800!
Aroma: The aroma is peachy hops, some grapefruit, melon, and some floral hops as well
Appearance: A hazy orange juice body with a frothy off-white head and fairly heavy, streaky lacing
Flavor: The taste is hoppy, less sweet/juicy than the aroma suggests, mid-bitter for the style
Palate: Medium bodied, rather clean, easy drinking for a beer of this gravity, average carbonation
Working well on my way to hitting 5000 in 2015! 200 beers to go. Heading your way 5k. I liked this one quite a bit. The aroma is just top notch. Really juicy and hoppy. Fresh. On style bitterness in the flavor, which loses a bit of the juiciness from the aroma, but is still quite nice. Overall, the freshness of the hops really comes through, the bitterness level feels spot on, and it’s a 7.1% beer that drinks more like a 5% beer. Could be dangerous in cans. Out of a 750, I drink this one way too quickly. Exactly one week ago today I was drinking one of these while having lobster on Nauset Beach. Sadly, this one was not consumed under that circumstance (that’s a difficult circumstance to match!). Very impressed by the way these guys handle hops. Very much looking forward to trying more Trillium on my next trip up to Boston.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 day old bottle from the source. Hazy apricot pour with a white head. Citrus hop bouquet. The taste follows suit with some bitter mineral lowlights. Hints of resin and pine. An average malt backbone keeps this one honest. Good body and mouthfeel.
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden hazy color. Aroma is fruity candy, orange peel, pear, cracker malts. Taste is mild bitterness and medium candy sweetness. Tasty stuff.