JBPortland (930) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle pours hazy pale orange with 2 finger head. Nose is all yeast spice and toasty bready malt, some spices and banana. Taste is sticky bready maple fruit, syrupy spice, overpowering yeast. Finish is super dry yeast spice, some stale toasty bread and earthy grain. Stale rotten fruit. Very boozy. Unbalanced. This was bad.
Johnsense (858) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, large white head. Yeast and pepper aroma. Yeast, pepper, biscuit, sweet banana. Quaffable. Fairly sweet.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden With some head and lace dots. A bit of funk yeasty. Sippable. Pepper and a little sweet.
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-12-12-
Poured from bottle into chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a tiny white head. The head faded almost immediately to give only the smallest amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell has a bready aroma as a base. With the bready aroma is a strong aroma of citrus and a light banana smell which is also mixed with aromas of yeast and an alcohol boozy smell.
Taste – A biscuit and wheat flavor meet the tongue. These flavors are on the drier side initially but sweeten more as the taste advances toward the middle. In the middle, orange. banana and yeast flavors gain strength, both melding well with the biscuit. At the end it dries out again a bit to the level it had in the beginning, with the alcohol detected in the nose showing up at the end leaving a light alcohol flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew, while slightly above the average beer of ~ 5 % abv, it is quite low for a Belgian Triple of this brews strength. While the body is lower than it should be the carbonation is on the average side and does help make up for the weak body (but not totally make up for it).
Overall – This really is not the best Belgian out there. It lacks a real flavor depth, it lacked any real head and its thin body was rather disappointing. Not a brew I would go back to.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
murky honey, thin bubbly white head laces softly, clinging. Watery bark nose, heavy sugar. Heavy sugar flavor, moderate paper and banana across mid before, slick dead palate giving no life before oxidized cardboard finish gives rotten pear, heavy fizz body distracting from light booze as it ends in cereal. More dryness, more fruit skin, and no oxidation.
anthony850 (285) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil smooth Belgian with high alcohol.
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neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in a tasting glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a small white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. The nose has complex malty notes with grapes, plums, pale fruit, perhaps beets and subtle flowers. The flavour is medium sweet throughout with beety notes, caramel, honey, banana, coriander, white pepper, subtle spice, earth and maybe a touch of hops. The finish is long and malty with complex fruity and spicy notes. On the palate it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice tripel-style ale with a nice spicy, yeasty character. 2014-04-26
NeuroPliny (165) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Voodoo with ML. Pours dark cloudy amber. Aroma is cinnamon, candy, and ripe fruit. Flavour is soft malts, unsweetened apple/peach fruit juice, and perhaps a hint of the beet sugar they added. Full mouthfeel. Beautiful tripel.
malrubius (1862) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with flat head and ring. Sweet and mildly spicy aroma with a hint of alcohol. Sweet sugary honey with some overripe fruit and bitter alcoholic high carb finish. Medium body. Not "delicate" as described. A bit of a mess.
BrewBoxer (2147) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours a easy looking tan brown color with a nice sweet taste that has a boozy mouthful . decent in the mouthfeeel but not what its supposed to be