mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Sampled on tap at Green Dragon, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of dry apples, yeast and wheat. Flavour of yeast, dry, semi-sweet apples, some spice and candied sugar. Medium-to-high complexity with a well-balanced palate. Very good. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
On tap at saraveza. Pours a crisp golden colour with a bright white head. Apricot nose. Bright malt with light fruit taste and a dry tart bitterness. Good stuff. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Sampled on draft at the brewpub in Healdsburg.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden apricot/orange with a one finger off white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.
Estery light fruit aroma with lots of crisp light fruit notes, especially apple and pear. Lots of bready yeast and zesty peppery spice. Subtle malt.
Medium bodied and a little fuller bodied than I expected with lots of bready yeast and subtle peppery spice. There are some estery fruit notes, mostly apple and pear, but they aren’t as prominent than the aroma lead me to believe. Subtle malt backbone provides nice balance. Quaffable with well masked ABV. drfabulous (8470) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draught at brewpub. Very sweet and sticky tripel with nice fruity tastes. Pours a very nice amber color. Enjoyable all around and a good take on the style. GruitBrewer (11) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Let’s talk about this beer from the ground up...
Bottom of the glass is crystal clear...There is clearly heavy filtration on this beer. The belgian triple yeasty profiles are not dominant or very present.
Aroma is that of a sweet honey/candy sugar backbone. It’s not unpleasant but it does not showcase anything of a good triple style beer.
Body is very thin and syrupy...The flavor is one dimensional candy sugar. If you are with a novice beer drinker who doesn’t like beer then this syrupy brew might make them happy.
I was blown away that they only pour this in a 12 ounce belgian style open/tulip like glass. The beer was so one dimensional and sugary that I could not be interested. Of all the beers I’ve had there this is the worst.
Most of the beers are very hoppy. This one lacked hops which I thought was good for a belgian style but really there is nothing belgian about it. Save your 8$ and buy a real belgian.
Or go to Russian River Brewing for a better example of the American Belgian st yle.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Save your cash.
hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Poured a clear gold with a nice medium sized white head and sticky lacing rings. Nose of fruit and bubble-gum. Slick and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor shows typical belgian yeasts notes with citrus, apple, and flowers. Finish is dry. Nice Belgian Tripel. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Sugar and bubble gum aroma and taste with a sticky finish.