Stavesacre80 (10) - 32839, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013 ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught tulip at Publick House late Spring 2008. A very bright, burnished copper colored body shows a gentle haziness and a large, though rapidly dissipating white head. Sweaty, musty, sour and stiff in the nose, it promises to be quite the cantankerous little beast in flavor and certainly dosent disappoint. I dont know what exact bug got ahold of this, but it is dominated by extremely musty, heavily cheesey bacterial notes and strong oakiness (dull tannins, heavy wood butteriness and some oxidation). It certainly is nothing short of rich, sour and rewarding in flavor, but for the life of me, Im not in to the heavy cheesiness nor do I particularly care for the wine barrels used (reminds me of allagash interlude, which I also feel to be both too buttery/oaky and grapey). A struggle for me to finish and not something I could ever drink much of, it just seems too far removed from what I enjoy about their tripel; the delicate esters, pinch of alcohol, light honey notes from the malt and a snappy, lightly spicy phenol driven finish. This is just a whole boatload of everything and a major palate bombardment.
Really great beer. Big flavors of honey, but couldn't put my finger on a strong flavor in it. Guess I'll have to keep trying it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Rating #2100 Cloudy pale body with a medium sized off-white head. Nose is cherry, raw oak, peaches, pineapple, dough and honey. The taste is light to moderately sweet, moderately tart, with cotton candy, pineapple, berries, cherry, plenty of raw oak, some honey and apples. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation. Very nice beer. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle, sample at woodshop 5.0. Pours a glowing rusty orange color with a small bubbly off white ring, some spotty lacing. A good amount of Brett and maybye Pedio up front with some funky citrus and barnyard. Medium tart on the palate with citrus and some diacytl qualities, pretty damn tasty. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at Brick Store Pub 6/19/08: Pours a cloudy dark golden with orange hues and a nicely-lacing froth of white head. Complex nose of sweet biscuity pale malts, balanced with some semi-tart leathery funk and fresh vinous oak. Also has some light fruity esters. Body starts with good fullness and lively carbonation showing a touch of caramely sweetness before a drier, funky cheesy finish. Has nice tartness with some mild lemon citrusy flavor without being overpowering. Good cherry oaky fruitiness throughout. Quite drinkable with great complexity and balance. yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry citric and fruity. Smooth fruity and mild wooden base flavoured. Smooth lingering and slight caramelish. Citric and nice fruity into the finish. Lovely mix of the Rodenbach yeast and the base triple recipe.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Woodshop. Cloudy pour. Aroma is yeasty, funk and and earthy dry smell. Flavor has some funk, dryness, yeast, earth. Very cool beer. Damn good. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a nice white head. Smells funky with some crisp dry malty hints. Tastes dry and tarte with some grassy hints on the finish. Nice, but I like the regular tripel a lot more. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Handbottle from Goldtwins, he got at Shoreline liquors in Long Island. Pours orange with some apple juice look. No head but a bit of carbonation. Nose is musty, with sweet notes and a lot of tartness as well. Taste is sour with a vinious quality and some fruity sweetness. Lots of complexity, which is what I’d expect from Allagash, nice sour. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Golden color, no head, although carbonation is evident. Fruitness on the nose that is a mix of sweet and tart with an almost cherry-like background. Great taste - sour start, sweet middle, dry finish, mild oak notes. A great addition to the tripel.