Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours medium gold with foamy white head. Aroma belgian yeast, malts and wine. Paste matches with typical tripel flavor and vinous notes. Didn’t get much oak. Full palate. Nice beer, pretty much what you’d expect.
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours golden with white head. Taste is sweet fruit with some oak and wine.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Craftshack. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is oaky and slightly winey. Med body. Flavor is mildly citrus, winey and woody. Very pleasant, tho missing fruity esters of the standard tripels. Not strongly flavored, but tasty.
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with an attractive white head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with some citrus and a white wine finish. No typical Belgian yeast esters, so it doesn’t realy tadte like a Tripel. Still pretty good though.
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Aroma is mostly white wine with oak barrel. Appearance is hazy gold with a orange hue. Some head retention in the snifter.
Flavors shows musky grapes, chardonnay wine, wet oak leading into a very dry finish. Not sure how the wine barrel helps the base beer. In fact this is more like drinking a cheap chardonnay rather than a Belgian Triple. If you like white wine this is drinkable, otherwise I would skip it.
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man, one smell/taste of this and I am reminded of the several oaked beers that I’ve made that just went fucking nuts. This beer is an oak bomb. Hazy straw gold pour with two fingers of frothy white head. Nose is super oaky with a defined cedar wood note. Very buttery with little to no vinous quality. Some spicy notes and a little yeasty. Very interesting but a little too much oak for my taste. Very buttery with spicy wood and a lightly herbal and vinous quality. Very woody/cedary in the flavor too. Almost cooked vegetable character. Medium boded.
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy copper color with a white head. Strong Chardonnay aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Flavors of wine on the palate mesh really well with the base tripel flavors. I normally don’t like wine/beer combinations but this was excellent.
JohnnyPlaga (13) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The white wine flavor completely overwhelms an otherwise delicious beer. The aroma is white wine. The flavor is white wine. If you care for wine, go all out, otherwise, stick with the Golden Monkey.
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Hopmaestro (869) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is influenced by grapes, vanilla and light fruity notes. The taste on the other hand, is very heavily influenced by the barrel-aging and the wine association is imminent. Bubbling underneath is pear, grapes and marzipan (I love marzipan!) along with wet wood, vanilla and hay. This brew is like having a wineyard grape trampler work all day in the sun, and then have him wrench his boxers into a keg of belgian tripel - and I mean that in a good way.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ 2SP. Pours a deep straw color with a white head that quickly falls, and leaves very little lacing. Smells of sweet oaky white wine and vinegar, some vanilla. Taste starts out kind of sweet, light and grapey, the barrel notes quickly take hold, vanilla, oak but the grape stays there throughout the finish. Medium bodied, and well carbonated, which keeps this beer from becoming syrupy.