hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Spices, fruity, some rinds, and yeast.
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Golden, indeed. Slightly hazy and almost opaque. Thin but sticky head. Mild aroma of vague herbs and yeast. Quality and terrificly authentic Belgian orange-spice. Great tripel. (#5637, 8/26/2014)
Travlr (10985) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, big white head that sticks around. Aoma of lightly spiced bread. Taste is sweet, light spice, dry finish.
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork & cage bottle to English pint glass. Pours hazy yellow gold, two finger head, little lacing, awesome retention. Aroma of wheat, faint clove and banana. Taste is fruity sweet, nice funky sour from the yeast. Full bodied, highly carbonated, fizzy mouth feel. Finishes quite dry with notes of wheat, lemon zest, herbs and yeast. Very nice example of the style yet different from the Belgians of Europe but in a good way.
Chudwick (2092) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Expectation: again Troegs baffles me. I like the style and thought to try the style - no real expectations other than based on the ratings
Hardware: 12.7oz undated bottle into Le Watou
Nose: spicy bread with lots of yeast. Fairly wheaty overall
Sip: wow! earthy and caramel with complex flavors
Taste: balanced but the spiciness wins!
Misc: reminds me of a Unibroue with the funky yeast
Conclusion: a pleasure to drink. a sipper. A fine beer as well as a great example of the style. Glad to have tried this and will recommend it to those who like the style.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Hazy golden with two finger head. Sweet but light base. Mild hops. Plenty of yeast and spice. Quite fruity. Very drinkable.
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, and fruit. Flavor is malt, fruit, yeast, hops, and alcohol. Ends dry. It seems they are trying to be close to an American version of Duvel, which isn’t a bad thing.
shrubber85 (7553) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Floral orange malt and alcohol aroma. Hazy golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet light cinnamon, orange/peach malt and lightly bitter/astringent alcohol flavor. Really like the fruit flavor.
solidfunk (3886) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nicely done, and not very grave at all. Rich palate with lots of floral aroma and coriander. Pours hazy blonde with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish, soft carbonation. Light citrus. Great balance. Bottle.
Ed5388 (2043) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml c&c bottle from Crossroads. Poured a hazy golden color with huge frothy white head. Aroma of bananas, wheat, lemon, and funk. Mouthfeel was very fizzy. Taste is grassy, herbal, lemon zest, toasted wheat, and a hint of funk.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bulls Head. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, Belgian earthy yeast spices and esters with light spicy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is moderate spices, crisp malt, candi sugar, light hops and bitterness with peppery alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.