Darkmagus82 (448) - - 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 (3220) - 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 (239) - 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 (1097) - 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 (141) - 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 (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, 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 (1881) - 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
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours great with a nice froathy white two finger head, great foam lacing that clings to the glass nicely and a nice straw color to it. The beer has a decent smell with hints lemon, grass, and a mildly sweet sugar followed by a nice belgian yeast scent. The beer tastes decent with a nice yeast flavor up front that gives away to a nice earthy, semi sweet lemony flavor and almost a mildly bready finish. The mouthfeel is average as the beer is well carbonated but the taste is mildly bitter, somewhat boozy and not much else. Overall, a decent Belgian Ale with some nice flavors...not the best ever but very good.
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group (8/2011). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet corn, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, spices, banana. Flavor has some herbal bitterness to the finish. The different flavors seemed to battle instead of working together.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
8/31/2011: Voodoo Brewery Gran Met Beligian Style Ale... Aroma: Fresh sweet corn and brown sugar. Appearance: Mostly opaque shiny golden-copper color; frothy off-white crown. Flavor: Weird... Does this beer has a fishy taste to it or is it just me?! Grainy, odd sweetness followed by a honey wheat dryness; mild bitterness in the finish; alcohol is hidden. Palate: Medium-bodied; average mouthfeel. Overall: Blah! I think this one is getting poured out...
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (19 degrees O.G. 2 degrees plato F.G. 29 IBUs, 9.5% alc.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #103 for this beer.