tectactoe (2925) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Clear golden body with a quickly fading white head. Aroma of heavily doughy malts, baked bread, caramel, yeasty esters, honey, faint butterscotch, some very slight oxidation, perhaps a touch of clove. Flavor is a bit overly sweet; loads of honey, caramel, & bready malt sweetness. Undertones of Belgian yeast, clove, & generic spice with a blanketed finish. A touch sticky. Some oxidation comes out with warmth. Eh, kind of generic.
teromous (119) - - SEP 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy medium gold body with a fluffy white head that fades to a ring and leaves spotted lacing.
Aroma: There isn’t much in the aroma, but there is a sweet grain smell to it very similar to the aroma of a mash tun after mashing. I don’t pick up anything else, but it is interesting that I smell this.
Taste: Very strong caramel sweetness. It tastes a bit like a honeybun. There is a faint earthy bitterness in the end, and slightly bready. It is an interesting tasting beer and it is pretty good but it doesn’t taste much like a tripel to me.
Palate: Medium bodied but it feels thick and sweet. Pretty low in carbonation for a tripel.
Overall: I am not a fan of this beer as it relates to a tripel. It is just over-the-top with sweetness, too low in carbonation, and just feels too heavy. If you love sugary caramel glazed doughnuts or sweet honeybuns this would be right up your alley. It’s going to be hard for me to finish this beer because it is so sweet.
vipinvelp (2585) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque orange small off-white foam ring. Apple like aroma, little bitter. Quite complex taste, bitterness with sweetness of apples. Lasting aftertaste. (Efteling 201408)
c_lee_burton (159) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Tripel with malt balance. Some hops then caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla. Dry finish that has some creaminess.
BrettTaylor (622) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange, lttle head. Aroma - banana, little bit of spice, some wheat sweetness. Taste - some sweetness, minor fruit notes, but this tastes more like a blonde than a tripel. It isn’t bad, but it is not a tripel imo. A little thin on palate.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangerine color thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast clove and candi sugar. Banana some clove and candi sugar hint of caramel taste. Light to medium body light carbonation.
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got a bomber at the brewery. Golden color with minimal head. Biscuity, leathery, grapefruit aroma. Actually quite enticing. The taste is slightly bitter with bread and oats flavor. Finishes dry.
Travlr (14662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloidy golden orange color, small bright white head. Aroma of medicinal herbstaste is sweet, fruity, herbal.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/18/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours orange with a short white head. Toffee, malt, citrus and grassy aromas. Buttery texture. Flavors of light fruit, malt, spice and a bit of hops. Decent tripel, but not one for the books.
Butters (3928) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden pour with decent ring of bright white head. Smells faintly of banana bread and vanilla. Flavor is honeysuckle and lilac. Very sweet. A little syrupy, and a little hot. This is not exactly my favorite style - even though I use to seek these out all back when I first started drinking good beer - but even still, I don’t think this particular one is all that great either. Alewerks has done some PHENOMENAL beers, but this is not one of them.