RateBeer
overall
97
98
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.


criley2's rating

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Eh I was rather disappointed with this beer. I love tripels but feel like Iíve had better on more than one occasion.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1993) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
16 oz pour on draft at National Pastime in National Harbor. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of banana, yeast, herbs, lemon citrus. Tastes of banana, yeast, herbs, spice, wheat, lemon citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish. ABV is superbly hidden and doesnít drink like a 9.5% beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1637) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of honey, straw and star anise. Flavour is very sweet - verging on Barley Wine territory. Notes of honey, spices and a peppery finish. Flavour of salted orange. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively fizz. A nice beer, but a bit too sweet for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcadia (49) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Draft from Half Wall. Pours a hazy gold with a thin head and minimal lacing. Aromas are spice & herb, with a very similar taste. Some booze on the finish; nice and full bodied, pretty oily. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joel (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, banana and spices. Clean subtle flavors highlighting the yeast, and spices. Finishes dry, warming with a lingering sweetness. This is one of my favorite American tripels and a beer that I come back to again and again.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimsal27 (264) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Did not like this at all. Weird combination of spices produces a strange bubblegum taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogbomb (984) - ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Pale gold with a thick fluffy white head. Nose is light citrus, sweet lemon, and lots of herby notes. Taste is zingy, with lemons and grapefruit opening up to vegetables, herbs, light spice. Really tasty. Not overpowering, but powerful!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2336) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Belgian yeast nose, deep fruit, malt, coriander, light perfume, and some fumes. Clear bright gold straw color, thin head, some lace. Strong fruity initial, with dried apricots and banana chips. Sugary. Light sweet finish. Thin-medium, a bit sticky. Very tasty, with the thick fruit, but not really overdone. Warming, but hides the alcohol more or less.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (70) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2015
From 750ml bottle

Aroma: Lots of spice, some orange and fruit

Apearance: Golden hazy, white head

Taste: Alcohol, spice, citrus or corriander, light sweet

Palate: light body, average carbonation, long bitter finish

Overall: A bit too much spice in my Tripel. Not bad, but the strong alcohol/warmness and spices makes a decent tripel. Nothing wrong with it, but would prefer a little less spice and a little more mellow booze/alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (355) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Excellent. Aroma is spicy with hints of banana sweetness. Taste is banana, sweetness, faint dough and yeast like esters. Finish is sweet and refreshing with just a hint of the booze. Overall, itís pretty darn good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryrpat (162) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Not bad. Tastes better when closer to room temp than very cold. Like It wish it wasn't so strong ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 235


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50