DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Thick layer of yeast visible on bottom. Let’s not disturb it just yet– – pours a bright golden color with a little haze, under a barely off-white head. Smells of crisp malts, a bit of lemon. Taste starts with a touch of sourness, which I see other raters mentioning (good: my new basement is NOT cool at all; I’m concerned for my preciouses). Seems to show a bit of soft water, with sodium underlaying. But bready, bits of honey in the malt, a cross of many wheat styles, focusing on banana, clove, and coriander. Thickens up further down the glass. A bit too much dry wine settles on my tongue, which I don’t quite expect from this style. I think I expect a bit more complexity from abbey style beers, and this does not show much of it.
BVery (7881) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dirty yellow golden pour, fairly clear, small head. Quite sweet - candied sugar, light fruit and yeast. Not bad.
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.
pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dried fruits, spices--clove, ginger--and hints of caramel. Layered and complex.
Appearance: Dark straw color with minimal head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Medium sweetness tempered by a light sourness in the finish. Well balanced and even.
Palate: Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: This is a solid, well crafted beer. I would have liked a little more carbonation and body, but it’s a really complex and well designed brew. I’d seek it out again.
rubbishystuff (1998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat misses the mark for the style a little too sweet and lacked some tartness. However I did enjoy this beer, smooth, easy drinking, decently spiced and yeasty aroma in a good way. Maybe a little off butteriness? Serving: Bottle
deyholla (7961) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and floral with a light sweet fruit backing. Flavor starts with sweet grains that last throughout and are joined by flOra and light fruits. A touch syrupy on the tongue.
Travlr (15617) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, scant white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is also very sweet and a bit plain.
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours golden yellow with thin head, not the fluffy head you’d expect from a tripel. Aroma some light fruits, Belgian yeast and spice. Sweet taste of Belgian yeast, light fruits, citrus, clove and coriander. Palate fairly thick with light carbonation.
Not what I expect from a tripel, I’ve had others that tasted similar described as Belgian golden ale or something. Decent Belgian ale.
DrSilverworm (8336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz 2012 bottle. Belgian-style yeast, banana, light spice. Lightly sweet, and spicy taste. Little bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Soft, smooth carbonation, medium body. Dry texture. Mostly clear, golden color. Little white head. Little lace. Enjoyable tripel, well done.
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle pours an almost clear orange with a tiny white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with lots of toffee, and notes of coriander, floral hops, and molasses. Body is light to medium with little carbonation. Tastes sweet with a long slightly boozy finish. Very good but not great. I’ll probably pass this by the next time I see it, looking for a great tripel instead.
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters at Lunar Brewing Co.. Showed a hazed, orange/amber color, with modest, white head foam that reduced quickly to a thin ring & film, and left some light spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was light yeast, soft malt, light spiciness, some fruitiness, and candi sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding a low hop bitterness, hidden alcohol, with a light to medium body, low carbonation, but higher sweetness than I would prefer. Blame it on it’s youth(just recently bottled), or the low effervescence. Probably should have been cellared for awhile.