jrt (62) - USA - JUN 1, 2008
This is a really nice beer. Don’t know if it’s a triple. For sure, I would say that it’s a unique, addictive golden ale that defines the difference between complex and complicated. Basically, it all comes down to balance. There’s quite a few distinct flavors, yet there’s no sense of overcrowding the tongue. I get a quick blast of ephemeral spice, toasty malts, sharp cheddar cheese (!), grass, and a bit of sour fruit. All that’s well and good, but it’s important to note that it’s the overall balance and the nice, watery space between flavors that distinguishes this beer from the vast majority of big golden 750’s. Try it. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Very cloudy pale body with a medium white head. Hoppy nose with cotton candy, some honey and golden fruits. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with golden raisins, caramel, cotton candy, honey and bandaid. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation, slightly medicinal finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2008
(750ml bottle) Medium white head atop hazy, flecked straw body. Aroma is grassy/straw, some skunk, light apricot. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some honey, light skunk. Medium body, some stickiness. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a hazy, bold golden color; white head with medium-bubbled lacing. Lots of honey, yeastiness, and esters in the aroma; singular, honey-laden nose. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: honey, toasty malts, white pepper and soft spicing; an odd, messy tripel with a solid honey core; reasonably tasty stuff, but singular overall. Medium finish: honey, toasty and sugary malts. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle. Appearence is a near perfect light golden with a full head. Aromas hint of flowers, spice, polish and light fruits. Flavor hints of fruits and polish. A fairly good ale.
Radek Kliber (7368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 15, 2008
Sample Bottle 650mlswoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
Appearance: Slightly hazed golden brew with minimal fizz
Nose : Citric , lemon grass ,anise , and candy sugar
Flavor/Palate : Soft , warm , full bodied ale. Short carbonation with sweet malt and golden barley. Smooth , cleanly brewed ale. Neat grainy finish. F-7+ 14-/20
Bottle shared with IPFreely, DougShoemaker, Radek &friends at Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a slight;ly hazy light golden color. Aroma of funk & skunk immediate after opening bottle. Aroma turned towards light spice & pilsner aroma. Flavor consists of light fruit, coriander, belgian candi sugar & yeast. Crisp, nice to drink but not overly complicated or defining. Decent JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 11, 2008
Hazy/cloudy golden color with a moderate off-white head. Light wheat and spice aromas. Some hints of light fruit and mild citrus as well. Flavors are quite spicy. Mild pear and apples, mix with nutmeg and cinnamon. Alcohol also add quite a spice element. It shows a bit too much strength and not enough depth. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Pour is deeply hazed apricot with a thin sticky bright white head...smell is band-aid, feet, and lightly spiced with hints of pear...taste is sweet and thin with some pear, apples, pepper, yeast, feet...then a slightly hoppy bitter vegetal finish... RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Pours a very slightly clouded gold and straw with a decent sized off white head. Nice, if not uneventful nose. Definite sugar and spices, and everything nices. Flavor is decent. Some definite fruit tones in there. Almost like drinking beer with a juice edge. A bit thin. So is the feel. Much thinner than I would prefer, but it is still a nice beer overall. It doesn’t kill it. This is an easy drinker. Too bad the body isn’t a bit more firm.