MarkSachon (935) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the six type sampler case. Overall this was pretty good but a bit overdone on the fruits.
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight burn that hangs on the roof of your mouth. A pumpkin/nutmeg feel stays around for a while. It's good though
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SG111 (1265) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Carson Street Deli, Pittsburgh. Pours clear golden, little head. Aroma is very fruity, raspberry. Supposedly a tripel, but little classic tripel character I?m seeing. Flavor is raspberry sweetness, artificial cherry, some Belgian fruit character, mild spice notes. Ok. Not great.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a very thin head. Lots of fruit and sweet malts in the aroma. Definitely get hints of raspberry and passion fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty and fruity. Lots of caramel and passion fruit with a sticky fruity finish.
TwoDifferentOSUs (2) - - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
First sip smacks you in the face with a bunch of fruity cranberry flavor. There’s a fruity taste all through it, but the balance doesn’t seem quite right.
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a cloudy ruby red-orange with decent white build. Aroma is heavy fruit. Detecting orange, grapefruit, peach and mango. Tongue is wheat and fruit. Some acidity in there makes me think lots of citrus. It is very sweet but it isn’t overly sugar. I mean not unbearable.
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a thin white head. Banana, cherry, strawberry over a tart Belgian flavor. The fruit is natural, punchy with a long finish. Interesting.
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, similar to the grand met. Orange juicy flavors are replaced by tart finish which is very enjoyable.
superspak (4663) - Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got in a BIF from JNForsyth. 22 ounce bottle into chalice; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, fruits, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, fruits, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, fruits, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
JBPortland (1488) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle pours hazy pink red with tiny head. Pretty messy beer overall with lots of strange rotten fruit, vegetal herb, sticky sweet caramel, burned toast, wet cereal, peppery dry yeast, syrupy, medicinal strange light robitussin cherry, no raspberry or passionfruit detectable. Not an improvement on the base beer Gran Met and actually a bit worse.