BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dates and Belgian yeast esters and spices, figs, nutmeg and Candi sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, medium spices and dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clearer translucent amber with a beige ring for a head. Aroma is too light, sweet Tripel yeast. Flavor is similar to Mad Elf but less sweet and cherry flavor is more subtle obviously. Sweet malts, light cloves and esters on a cleaner but full body. Perfect for Christmas in July.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So.. it smells like a Tripel but is quite dark. Mad Elf is killer so lets see where lil’ brother is. Bottle from Mari’s. Pours amber with very little head, quite carbonated. The aroma has a on of bananas, clove, spices, sugar, light booze. The taste is a bit sweet banana but does have a hell of an alcohol warmth for such a low ABV beer. OVerall, pretty solid but really aggressive on the finish.
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark amber with a average off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet fruit, banana, caramel, yeast and had notes of light apple. Flavor was sweet with caramel, banana, raisins, apple, candi sugar, dark fruit and some spicy yeast. Medium body, moderation carbonation, semi dry finish.
epeter85 (49) - - JUN 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brownish pour with slight head. Yankee version of a Belgian triple. Tastes like fruit punch was added. Not balanced at all. Flavors clashing. Nice train wreck if you care to experience.
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GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Scion Restaurant Dupont poured into a snfiter. Pours a dark amber color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, sweet fruit, honey. Tasting notes of caramel, toffee, light dark fruit, honey, citrus, apples. Medium body with a dry finish.
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a hazy, brownish color, no head. Sweet malt, Belgian yeast aroma. Sweet, yeasty, syrupy, thick. A very typical sweet Belgian style beer.
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with medium off white head. Very sweet and honey like aroma. Not much else going on there. Light on the esters. Not much phenols. Just meh.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: pours reddish copper with excellent clarity and no head production, leaving a mirrored surface. No lace.
S: Belgian yeast, sweet grains, some banana esters and coriander notes. Nothing special.
T: Some alcohol tones over the coriander and grain. Yeast is strong and the mid-palate is sweet as can be.
M: Medium-light body with hi carbonation. Semi dry finish. Wish the carb was a little more subdued.
O: Pretty standard example of the style. Nothing fancy. Better than the seasonal offering.
Serving type: bottle
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Pourhouse for the Mad Elf party. Aroma is belgian candied sugar, bananas, honey, and slight sourdough. Pours bright orange with a solid filmy head. Taste is pleasant with banana, sugar, and bread. Nice yeasty tartness to it. Reminds me of Orval. I definitely prefer this to the regular Mad Elf.