SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was very promising of different. The head poured relatively bright and spritzy at first, which settled into a haze lasting the remainder of the glass. The aroma was very yeast forward. The flavor was primarily sugar dominant, with an increased bitterness that cloyed into the finishing. In the finishing, the briar fruit was definetly more up front than cherry or passion fruit, which might explain the sour dry drop off at the end.
Overall a very interesting beer. I wish the conditioning yeast had better attenuation and clung to the bottom of the bottle, but very enjoyable. I would drink it again.
r464 (2013) - 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 (873) - 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 (3215) - 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 (1095) - Portland, Maine, 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.
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-19-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed reddish-orange color with a tiny fizzy white head with tons of tiny carbonation bubbles streaming through the body of the beer. The head fades very fast leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass and some wisps of foam on the surface of the beer.
Smell – The aroma is huge and fruity with tons of sweet raspberry and cherry smell. It almost has a cherry-berry flavored kool-aid like sweetness; sort of a candy like sugary smell. Mixed with these smells are some light tropical fruit and orange and a tiny bit of spice.
Taste – The taste begins with a citrus, yeast, and biscuit taste mixed with a rather big cherry and raspberry sweetness. As the flavors advance the raspberry and cherry grow stronger in flavor and is joined by some candied sugar which combined to produce a rather sweet brew more toward the middle of the taste. Some spice of clove and coriander later come to the tongue with some lighter grassy flavors joining as well. In the end, with even more raspberry and cherry coming to the tongue and a little bit of booze as well, one is left with a fruity raspberry triple taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level, as would have been expected from the appearance, consisting of prickly little carbonation bubbles. The combo is rather nice for the fruity flavors of the beer and quite appropriate for the trippel style.
Overall – A nice sweet and fruity trippel. At 9.5 % abv it is rather easy drinking and quite pleasant.
bigda83 (368) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with small white colored head. Aroma was all belgian yeast to me with hints of fruits, straw, and woody notes. Taste was on the sweeter malty side, straw, raspberry and cherry. I didn’t get any of the passion fruit. Bit too sweet for me, but not bad. Bottle art is pretty sweet too.
Johnsense (944) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange/pink pour. Aroma and taste of raspberry, very slight sourness, slightly spicy, clove, yeast. 9.5%? Goes down like water.
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy pink/orange color with a fleeting pink head.
Raspberry aroma. Raspberry flavor, spritzy, light acidic tartness. Maybe Berliner Wiesse with the raspberry syrup in it.
Hides the alcohol completely.
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barcade. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity with light spicy yeast, moderately sweet malts, cherry and a light fruity finish. Not bad.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in a tasting glass. Pours hazy copper with a small off-white head that fades to a thin rim of bubbles and leaves no lace. The nose has notes of raspberries and cherries, along with tart fruit, honey, passion fruit and subtle spice. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with cherries, raspberries and tropical fruit notes. Honey and pale malts contribute to a complex malty sweetness. There is a subtle tart quality from the fruit. The finish is long and fruity with raspberries coming to the fore. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a very nice fruity cherry- and raspberry-infused tripel. 2014-04-26