olr1984 (334) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle clear golden pour with large frothy head. Hop and citrus aroma. Great fruit and citrus taste
Gription79 (1632) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured form a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma: yeasty, alcohol, fruity, perfume
Appearance: straw in color with lots of yeast chunks floating around.
Taste: very sweet, sugary, fruity, alcohol notes
Palate: very sweet and viscous, full bodied
Overall: way to sweet and full bodied for a triple, needs to be drier, it was hard to drink and made it unenjoyable.
ContemplateBeer (1177) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has some banana and bready qualities with some slightly peppery spice. Appearance is unfiltered gold with quickly dissipating head. Flavor matches the nose, but with some sharp alcohol. Palate is soft and bubbly. Just alright for me.
ccex (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head but decent lacing. Aroma is of lemon, barley malt, yeast and alcohol. Flavor has noticeable banana and pepper as well as a little bubblegum in the clean aftertaste. . Alcohol is well-hidden. Medium body. The spices and moderate carbonation give it a lively mouthfeel A very enjoyable American tripel, even if not as great as some of the best Belgian trappist ales.
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lemon, malt. and alcohol aroma. Cloudy golden with a small off-white head, light lacing. Strong yeasty, lactic, banana, weedy bitter, and alcohol flavor. Medium body.
bhensonb (9095) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from LIz. Pours tarnished gold with a 4 finger creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is citric, banana, pepper, and perhaps bubble gum. Med + body. Bubble gum comes up front, with banana and pepper. Citrus. Spice. Wonderful roast malt. Super! Brilliant. Itís the quintessential Belgian strong ale.
shrubber85 (6048) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lemon and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet lemon and moderately bitter herbal/quinine flavor. Not bad but nothing here to get excited about.
Eladerman (79) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is very good example of an American version of a Belgian Classic. Similar to the Belgian classic Tripel Karmeliet. Similar to what Allagash used to brew -- a very good American Belgian styled Triple. This a more of a " Belgian Golden Ale" actually, not a strong Belgian ale like the Chimay Blue, but like the Chimay White. Not bad Upland for style and taste !!
Here is a description :
Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden honey color. Very tiny micro-bubbles form a thin self-replenishing head due to the self carbonation remaining in the beer .
Smell: Sweet grains, mild wild clover honey flavors, and very slight bubble gum-like esters coupled with rosy floral notes from the hops. Clean Belgian Tripel esthers. Very appealing.Not too cloying.
Taste: Super well rounded. Excellent balance of sweetness and bitterness. For an 8-9% beer, alcohol is virtually non-present in the taste in the end , but leaves a warming feeling in the finish along with a dash of hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation. Infinitesimally small bubbles that make for a creamy and velvety but crisp and clean mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Easy to drink. Superb mouthfeel and wonderful taste make this one an easy drinker.
Alcohol : at about 9 % ABV this can pack a slight punch if more than 22 OZ are consumed. The Alcohol is there especially at first ( especially if itís your first beer) , but quickly becomes hidden- very quaffable.
davey101 (513) - Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on March, 2010. 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.
A - Light amber body, slightly hazy. Soapy three finger off-white head forms, dies down to edging with large bubbles. Moderate lacing.
S - Spices, cloves and cinnamon. Sweet biscuity malts. Lots of banana and citrus. Bit of grass on the finish.
T - Very banana heavy with cloves and really sweet biscuity malts. Slightly alcoholic and warming. Medium mouth feel, but its almost syrupy.
O - A tasty beer that has surprisingly aged well. Really doesnít stack up against the Belgian and Trappist tripels though.
TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light golden with a thin mostly receding white head. Notes of sweet esters, pineapple, bubble gum, higher alcohols, fruit loops, a bit hot, peppery, champagne. Full bodied, alcoholic and lightly sweet with lively carbonation.