JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not quite straw and too light for golden, a liquid that is quite yellow and orange in color. A slight haze. Head diminishes rather quickly leaving a ring and thin lid of tiny bubbles. Interesting aromas, with mild attic dust, light fruit and touch of marzipan. It does make your nose work. Does seem very light on the palate with a small bubble lift off the tongue. I must use the word interesting again. Quite dry for a tripel. Some more dust, along with with light citrus, and a honey dryness. Has some sparkling mead qualities. Light spice note mid quaff. Not a lot of malt flavors floating about in this one. more white vinous qualities. It does not fit the triple style that well, but it sure fits the belgian strong category.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Two Brothers tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/21/09. Cloudy/chunky orange-ish copper pour with a medium off-white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma with a bit of tartness. Sweet and sour flavor with plenty of malt and citrus fruit. I liked this one a lot better than I thought I would.
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy with with yeast swirls dark orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy malty and caramel malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The balanced flavor contained notes of malt hops and caramel. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[draught at The Map Room] - somewhat cloudy gold, with almost no head or lace (appears almost flat) - mild, yeasty aroma, with a touch of lemon/orange, clove, maybe - a little peppery as others have noted, with enough sweetness to cut it, but not to overpower - fairly balanced, but really not all that interesting or different - there are lots of great american-made tripels, but this is just run-of-the-mill.
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma is pretty light with some banana and spice. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. A tad sour (lemon) with some light banana. Banana increases in the finish along with some spice.
JK (4522) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wheaty. Banana. Way too much coriander in the aroma and the flavor. It dominates the beer and destroys any subtleies. Very much like a wit. Sweet.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold color with a thin head. Lots of coriander aroma, marshmallow and wheat. The flavor starts off heavy on the wheat, almost like a witbier. Plenty of coriander. Yeast and bread... very chewy. A bit of sugary sweetness on the finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from DiCarlos Armanetti in Mundelein, IL, (Dec 2005) drunk at cellar temperature from a La Chouffe glass at home. Pours with a smallish lasting snowy head atop a dark golden-amber translucent body....little lace or yeasty chunks apparent....middle-of-the-road sweet/sour aroma, with a bit of orangepeel and sourdough, little dusty-old yeast but really nothing to remember....mouthfeel fairly neutral with light yeastiness, medium body and a little syrupy/sticky character....flavor rather pedestrian, lightly orangey-peppery, bit of sourness and yeast....ehhh, hard to come up with anything to say, perhaps some sour apple as well towards the finish, yes that’s it, more tart than most at the end but really it doesn’t add up to anything significant, another attempt from these fine Illinois boys at something special that is just...adequate.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy gold-orange color with an off-white head. Yeasty aroma with spiced and floral notes. Sweet malt base. The flavor tasted flowery with malt in the middle and a rind bitterness on the finish.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating 3-11-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small off-white fizzy head that has good retention, one ring of lacing, floaties, visible carbonation, and the body hue is straw with a golden tint. The aroma is spicy, fruity, sugar, and malty. The taste is alcohol, spicy, fruity, sugar, malty, and some hops. The palate is spritzy and this is a medium bodied beer. This beer ends with a semi-dry finish. Overall, this is a beer I would drink again and the ABV does not overpower the taste.