FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow gold color with a small white head. Spicy yeast aromatics, lemongrass and a hint of sweetness. Fruity ester flavor, banana, faint citrus. Grassy, lemony hop component, some earthen spiciness.Bubblegum, hop spiciness in the finish, faint vestiges of phenolic sharpness. Mouthfeel is a light medium, rather dry.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 10/12/2007
Source: Brewfest, GABF
Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy off white head,
Aroma: sweet candy malt aroma with a light tartness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of cereal character, light bitterness,
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: aroma has dried out and picked up some fusel alcohols and stronger spicy phenolics, no tartness,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor is picking up some funkyness, light bitterness rises out of the spicyness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Zathrus. poured relatively clear yellow, but did cloud up in the glass a little bit. Descent half inch thick head. Nose was yeast, spicy, banana as well as other light fruits mingled together. I was astonished when I saw it had 10abv. Well hidden throughout. Went down real nice, and was very enjoyable. Now to get my hands on scratch 4.
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF ’07. Pours yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (herbs), average yeast (earth) with notes of banana. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
KSBF07 Poured a golden color aroma was all grassy hops. Flavor was banana grass, missed the spices i was looking for though. Not bad but nothing amazing.
eaglefan538 (3016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at KSBF07. Pour was well-carbonated cloudy golden appearance. The aroma was firm grassy hop presence over top of the usual fruity-banana ester, phenolic-clovey spice combo. The flavor was sharply clove-like phenols, some bananas, finishing with some grassy character. It seemed like a cranked up version of their hefeweizen. Desired more spicey zing.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy golden body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of apricot, mustiness, light citrus, coriander, nuts, wood, and earthiness. Flavor of coriander, spicy yeast, light citrus, some pepper, and candi sugar.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Body-medium yellow with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-banana/clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, charcoal. Taste-wheaty, big phenols, menthol, spruce, spearmint, light tobacco.
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(KSq07, draft) Cloudy light apple cider body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, mango/peach/orange, some spice/funk. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, herbal/grassy, some orange, light alcohol. Medium body.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Pours a hazy light golden color with a thin white head that faded pretty quick. Has a big bread and veggie aroma. Flavor is grain and esters. Medium body. The alcohol kicks in toward the finish. Would have never guessed it was an Abbey Tripel. Still, a decent beer. Thanks Jason.