Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a hazy golden brew with a thick white head that has some nice retention, spotty lacing that dissipates toa fine film and thin ring. Aroma of golden multi-grain malt, coriander, banana ester, candi sugar and a touch of orange zest. Taste is creamy, malty, light carbonation with flavors of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, coriander and some orange peel. Finish is slighlty spicy, some banana esters and a touch of white pepper. According to past ratings from two years ago it looks like Two Brothers have tweaked the recipe making this a fine Tripel to come out of America. Nice to see Two Brothers brought this one out of retirement after two years.
JPDIPSO (5667) - 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.
EithCubes (5632) - 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.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice drink, but not "extreme or unusual" as advertized. It pours a slightly hazed golden body with a very short-lived fizzy white head that couldn’t care less about lacing. It’s got a soft, yeastily fruity aroma - bananas, cherries, orange (?) - and is a little tart. Lively in the mouth, it has a sweet malt and citric flavor backed up by cloves and white pepper. It’s got a sticky-dry, peppery finish. Despite it’s 8.5% abv, this comes across more like a Belgian golden ale than it does an abbey tripel.
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Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow body with a mostly white head. Sweet and malty up front with loads of fruit. Tart cherries, citrus, sweet alcohol latent candied sugars, bananas and a hint of lemon. Apple and some chewy sweetness with a light tart finish. A mild spiciness also finds its way in here as well. This beer was all over the place, i enjoyed it.
heemer77 (5294) - 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.
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 From a 22 oz bottle obtained in a trade with Eric in Indiana this poured a rich orange color with some haze, a nice white head, and excellent lacing. Big nose of ripe fruit with banana and clove. Rich mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with a little tartness and nice spicy finish. Very drinkable.
badgerben (4884) - 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.
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, 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.