Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012 burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle corked and caged poured a light cloudy pale yellow color with aromas of light musk, some wet oak, light spice, white grapes, and some yeast. Flavors are the same, blended nicely. Barrel treatment not over the top, light musky grapes followed by light spice in the aftertaste, glad I could drink this bottle.
Bottle. Pours slightly unclear yellow with thinner head. Smell is sweet honey, light spice and some vinous notes. The taste imparts a beautifully intergrated vinous quality to the base trippel. Not as honey sweet as the original, but the oak and red wine aging come through nicely. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Name: Trippel Zen
Brewery: 5 Seasons Westside
Date: July 19, 2012
Source: 5 Seasons North
Words: aged in a Montevina red zinfandel barrel
Appearance: cloudy gold, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, light mustyness, touch of spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, hint of grape, touch of oak goes well with the spicyness of the base beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Pours a copper/amber color. Aroma is full of sweet malt, some nice red wine notes, light toasted oak and candy sugar. The sweetness of the regular trippel is toned down from the red wine barrels, yeast, caramel malt. Very good.