Fatehunter (753) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Dark golden color with a quarter finger of head.
Smells like honey, wheat, orange and pear.
Fruity flavors: orange, nectarine, little apple. Thereís a malt structure through it, but it lies just beneath.
Crisp and bubbly, tending toward a "champagne" texture of beer.
Not really my style, but I enjoyed it.
ThisWangsChung (456) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazy golden-orange color. The head is a foamy four-finger white shade. It has an amazingly fluffy texture, but very little lacing.
S: There are a lot of typical notes I expect of a good BSPA (such as apple, pear, and candied sugar.) But I love how the wheat gives it an unbelievable smoothness to it. Grassy and funky qualities helps provide some rock-solid depth to it.
T: The first thing I note is Unibroueís typical yeast profile - which I can never fully discern on the tongue, however I can note that it provides a grassy, sweet, yet vaguely salty opening. The faint candied sweetness bleeds into the midtaste, before a finish of wheat and even some mild hops envelop the tongue. Itís deep íenoughí to be interesting, yet simple enough to go down easily. After all, isnít that what you want from a tripel/BSPA?
M: The lush, creamy softness at first sip turns into a vaguely dry astringency on the back end, but ultimately itís fairly sweet and syrupy - this quality also seems to conceal the carbonation slightly. There isnít any trace of alcoholic qualities on the feel or flavor; you could even say it drinks like itís 6%.
O: Itís a bit like La Fin Du Monde, but with wheat. Enough said, really.
queenholly (1854) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fruity banana-peach, yeasty wheat, and spice aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a moderate white head. Flavor follows the nose - banana-peach, wheat, and spicy Belgian yeast. Medium body, lively carbonation. Alcohol very well hidden.
BlackIPA (718) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dehydrated urine color with a pretty white head. Strong aromas of clove, white pepper, spices. Wheat. Pretty freaking spicy. Taste is similar - spicy yet dry, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Wowza... Too much spice for my tastes.
jw0406 (490) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of banana, Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, refreshing, alcohol well hidden. Good.
AndyW68 (394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange gold with white head. Aroma of dank yeast and banana. Taste is sweet banana and wheat with a champagne feel on the tongue.
Gription79 (1597) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is fruity, caramel, sour milk. The flavor is fruity, apple, caramel, cardboard. This bottle must be oxidized. I will have to re-rate this beer.
Majin (189) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours light yellow, cloudy.
Light head, light taste, pretty good overall.
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boozedude (1006) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass.. cloudy orange pour with white head.. This is a tasty one.. Malts lemon. ?good bel strong imo
banbeernot (35) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Huge foamy white head with Golden body. Strong banana peel and yeast aroma. Surprisingly bitter for this type of beer.
Beergeek23322 (432) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2010. Bottle. Tropical fruit and spice aromas. Color is golden yellow with a white head. Flavors are banana, spices, malt and hops. Nice finish.