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.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy red with a small white head. Aroma is a big sweet berry. Lots of raspberry and cherry. Flavor is like the aroma more cherry comes out but then a decent raspberry is there. Finish is not too tart but a bit sweeter than you would think. It’s sweet and fruity like a mixed berry preserve so the 9.5 is no where to be found making this dangerous.
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About a 2oz sample from a 22oz bottle, thanks to the Lowrys for sharing! Interesting, pleasing nose -- passionfruit and cherry. Mostly hazy golden orange color, with fine particles suspended in the body. Thin white head, couple dots of lace. Really nice tart, raspberry flavor in the taste, and some more cherry, light wood. Great light tart taste, and an ultra dry finish. Some light sweet, finishes very dry though. Bigger body, smooth, lighter carbonation, lightly soft. Fantastic fruit beer. Much better than expected. Love that long raspberry aftertaste (one of my top 3 favorite fruits). Good stuff. A very enjoyable 3 sips.
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from 2009 pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aromas f chocolate covered cherries, raspberry, dirty dishwater. Medium, got a lot better as it opened up. Not sure what style it us. Cross between a lambic and a tripel
merc7186 (1661) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Average Lacing
S: Corriander, Orange Peels, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Mildly Boozy
T: Orange Zest, Corriander, Passion Fruit, Lemongrass
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Boozy
Overall, a very nice Belgian Strong with a nice blend of fruit and spices, mildly boozy finish but very drinkable.
artmcd8 (1219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Orange clear pour with a white head. Fruity taste. Effervescent palate.
charule (746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Voodoo. Poured hazy dirty orange color with slight white head. Slight fruity aroma. Fruit defiantly comes out in the taste which is quite smooth. A nice blend.
johnnnniee (1951) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Food and Friends
Pours a hazy medium gold color with a decent sized off white head that persists for a while. While there was no huge pop when I opened it, it did try to self pour out of the bottle. The aroma is lightly non descript fruit with a solid caramel malty back with lots of clove and other spices. I had to edit this a little, because as this warms the raspberries and cherries really come out in the nose. The flavor is caramel prune and yeasty spice for the most part. The fruit flavor of raspberry and cherry are subtle but the tartness shines through pretty well. A hint of alcohol and a prominent orange marmalade thing round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent beer, but overall I feel that flavors are competing here rather than complimenting each other.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift from Chicago Mike. Delicious fruit punch like flavors that lingers on the palate.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a tulip.
4.0 A: Murky peach amber color. Frothy off-white head with good retention for the ABV and some whisps of lacing.
4.25 S: The tripel and the fruits blend very well together. Lots of corriander with clove and pepper spice underneath. The cherry, raspberry, and passion fruit are potent enough to matter, but still let the tripel through. Wheaty hay and apple from the base beer. Fairly simple, but powerful and well balanced, especially for a fruit beer. Alcohol is well hidden.
3.75 T: Taste is like the nose. Pleasant tripel flavors meet a triad of fruitiness. Strong corriander with clove and pepper undertones. Apple and peach fruitiness from the tripel. Hay and grassy earthiness. The cherry, raspberry, and passion fruit are strong enough to not have a watered down taste. Quite nice.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately spritzy and supremely smooth. Good here. Booze isn’t noticeable at all.
4.0 D: Another winner from Voodoo. All they seem to make is great beer.
Serving type: bottle
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow-gold with a swirl of amber gold. The passion flower hits the nose and the depth and complexity is fantastic. This is a crisp beer with great notes throughout.