NJBarstool (14) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it in a bottle. Very sweet aroma. People say bubblegum but I get hints of orange juice and lemon. Pours opaque orange gold with a quickly fading off white head. This beer has more stuff floating in it than any recent beer I can recall. It looks totally unfiltered. Mouth feel is medium heavy, with a light finish. It is sweet, My first glass went down much smoother than you’d think a 9.3% abv beer would. The sugar and alcohol will cause most a hangover if you have three or more.
Larry_Duffman (246) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had it on tap. It pours an orange color with some white head. The aroma is spice and yeast. The aroma was a bit underwhelming. The taste was nice white spice, bread, fruit, and alcohol. For the alcohol content, it went down very smoothly. This was good.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Clear a bit orange golden color, small white to off-white head. Both aroma and taste are malts, quite floral, very sweet and slightly herbal. Average to medium body, average carbonation. Hate to say it, but it’s a typical US made Belgian style tripel and it’s just not very good.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Thristy Monk. This poured a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is unpleasant with some corn and hay coming through and a hint of citrus. The flavor is a bit boozy with some lemons showing up. This was a bit like malt liquor I hate to say. I complained so much about it the bartender gave it to me on the house. Overall bye Felicia.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent tripel, but the aroma is lacking. Lots of spicyness in the flavor, but little in the nose. Pours clear gold with a thick white head.
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow color with a lacy head. Taste is bazooka joe bubble gum, and some honey. Foamy mouthfeel. Nose is grainy and rubber sneaker.
Dacrza (736) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: July 26, 2015... Glassware: Affligem chalice... Occasion: recovering from Shan’s 20th LVR reunion while dealing with the (un)usual water in the basement--this time, a loose flexpipe in the air conditioner... Appearance: soft, hazy, orange amber body; swift, fizzy off-white head thins to a strong ring; .... Aroma: tangerine, candied sugars and some fruity esters--but subtlety of smell suggests this one could be monkish, quiet but powerful ... Palate: soft, lightly textured and vibrant on the tongue, with a fizziness that promises life; creaminess is apparent; aftertaste is brief and rounded... Taste: tart, puckerish and flavorful--grapefruit, apple, spiced alcohol and wine-like grapes--the profile is agreeable but not overwhelming for a tripel; .... Overall: I should note that this is a bottle consumed a few months after bottling; the alcohol is well packaged within a reasonably flavorful ale; the strength is in its softness, but the profile is not as diverse or enjoyable as others are..
chinchill (3587) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle with both a bottled on date [10 May 2011] and, presumably, a best by date of May 2013 - from notes.
Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a large near white head. The head is not dense but has good retention. Stopping mid-pour, to allow for the head to settle a bit, the beer is still clear and rather aggressive carbonation is visible.
Yeasty, fruity, malty aroma that foreshadows, but underestimates the striking flavor palate that comes with tasting. The usual Belgian tripel flavor components of yeast, light malt, banana and cloves -- but these are in much better balance than is often the case, and with a bit more malt flavor showing thru. Slightly sweet and moderately tart. Hints of plums and lemons. High ABV partly hidden in the aroma and, more so, in the flavor, although it does produce some warming and can readily be felt on the tongue. Medium bodied with a crisp and refreshing feel. The finish is not as dry as I’d like.
O - This is excellent even by true Belgian standards: plenty of complexity, well-balanced flavors, fine finish and aftertaste. Highly recommended for U.S. fans of tripels.
raphael (1088) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’d had this ten or so years ago, but don’t remember what I thought about it, now I see it as a strong example of Belgian Tripel/Quad as (expensive) malt liquor, minus the chemical aspects in aroma & flavor. I smell sugar, corn and belgian gas. Golden yellow no head. Flavors of vanilla, peach, sugar and alcohol. thin in the mouth. sweet finish,
BrownALEx (382) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle to tulip. Belgian yeast is strong in the aroma. Sugar cane, banana, spice and yeast dominate the taste. Palate is medium bodied. The 9.3% is hidden very well. Well balanced beer here. Overall, a wonderful interpretation of the style. Will get again.