EithCubes (5216) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, my 35th ’Tripel". Sweet and chalky, very yeasty nose, soft pale malts with just a little vanilla. Light spice and pepper. Hazy golden pour with a creamy beige head. Taste is sharply tart but not really all that acidic, gradually breadening out with some soft malt. Faint coriander and medium-strength pepper with a touch of orange rind and slightly harsher spice, perhaps a bit of booze toward the end, as well. Honey and phenols! Mediumish body. Wholly agree with the reviews that consider this a big Belgian Golden rather than a Tripel. And, though I’m dinging this a bit with a "low" rating (at 3.0), I still rather enjoyed drinking it.
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the bottle, Duane. I was expecting a lot after enjoying Hop Juice. Hazy medium gold colored body. The aroma is Granny Smith apples with cinnamon and some light mango. The taste is warm peach pie with cinnamon. There is also some tart cherries in the finish. This is toward the fruity end of tripels, but not overly sweet. The body is smooth and relatively thin for the style. This is a beer that begs to be savored. Decent.
thedm (5085) - 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.
JPDIPSO (5045) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of acid, spices, cinnamon, apples, and dust. Poured light orange/brown in color with a small tan head that disappeared. Cloudy. Full of tiny and small particles. Turbid. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of yeast, apples, candi sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and spices. Medium body. Sticky texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, spiced finish.
JK (4921) - 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.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange / gold with a soapy white head. The aroma has sweet malt, light cotton candy / bubblegum, earthy Belgium yeast, some spice and banana. Medium / full rich body with gentle soft carbonation. The flavor starts a bit rich with big malt, earthy yeast and the rest of the aroma traits. The finish is quite phenolic. A decent American version of a tripel.
badgerben (4599) - 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 (4420) - 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.
hotstuff (4397) - 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.