UncleKorm (582) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle poured a milky orange hue w/ a thin white head. A light fruity Brett aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate sour finish. Tastes are horse blanket, apricot, Brett, lemon, oak, and coriander. Medium bodied, light carbonation, and a crisp finish.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly hazed golden. Slowly dispersing foam maintains a creamy tiny-bubbled collar. Bright nose of sherbet, lime, vanillin oakiness, and unripe peach skin/lactic acid. Underlying band-aid, horseblanket, and smoky phenolics. Firm carbonation. Flimsy body. Inundation of lactic acid collides with a forceful bite of oak, initially. Fairly stark and astringent in the center, which is exacerbated by the stiff oakiness. Subtle malt bounces with a haylike grassiness, but struggles to withstand the overbearing lactic acic which teems with lemon juice and unripe peach notes rather than a sumptuously juicy and richly vibrant fruitiness. Hint of acetic acid-burn at the back of the throat, as well. Potent phenolics lend nice grip as they unite with the refined vanillin character. Clean but shallow finish is comprised of grassy malt, intensely sour lactic acid and a drying oaky flourish. A little over six months in the bottle and this is overattenuated (never tried it when fresh, but can only assume the brett has gobbled up all the residuals), thus comes across as one-dimensional. In a blind tasting I would have pegged this for a Jolly Pumpkin creation, as itís well brewed yet overrun with lactic acid and consequently on the hollow side. No glaring defects or anything, though. Nice effort.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Backcounrty John. Decent saison, light lemon tartness, pepper, coriander, mild bretty funk. very drinkable & enjoyable
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Golden color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of coriander, pepper, light Brett notes, grain, and citrus. Taste is of grain, light hay, citrus, coriander.
Danyel (442) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours light yellow with white head. Smells very yeasty, tropical, touch of brett. HAs a very light feel, pineapple, yeast, touch of brett on the finish. Okay...not great but not terrible.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pale amber. Big white head. Soft fruit and Belgian aroma. Flavour of soft fruit, light chalk and light spice.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Tap and Handle. Orange pour with a white head. Peach, apricot, and lemon. Yeast, light malt, and subtle funk. Awesome nose. Nice peach, apricot, and citrus on the nose. Lemon, orange, and yeast. Light tartness, yeast, and a light bread sweetness.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, lemon zest, spice, white wine, oak and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, oak and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingerting oak finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, garbage can on pickup day, and rotten citrus. Flavor of grass, herbs, nuts, yeast, and earth. Not sure what happened to this beer, but not up to standard for Trinity.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a strong note of lemon juice, lesser notes of peppercorns, oak, sour apple.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent.
Trinityís least expensive bottled beer so far, and a pretty interesting take on the genre. Sour as hell, pretty close to true lambic sourness, which is by far the most notable (and enjoyable) thing about it. The nose is mostly lemon juice, but the milder aspects are pleasant as well (no noticeable off notes, and I can barely tell itís spiced). Instantly vanishing fizzy head, and the very light, watery, fizzy body isnít too much fun to drink, but overall itís a pretty neat concoction and I certainly applaud the effort of going old skool.