Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Pour is opaque dark yellow, with a thin white head...smell is spiced with lots of cloves and corriander and some yeast...taste is sweet and fruity with some sugar and apples, then lots of clove flavor...nice quick finish... tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
Fruity, candy sugar in the lightly spicy aroma. Clear golden body is topped by a low, white, fine bubbled head that lasts well. Candy sugar, some fair spiciness, sweet, fruity, tripel-like flavour with plenty of yeast character. Medium light body with lively carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2005
This is fantastic beer. I would describe it as a cross between a saison and a tripel. Lovely golden beer. Dense creamy head. Strawy gold. Nose has a serious sweet zest to it around the edges with its center as dry and farmy as a saison. Flavors reflect this. Not too sweet. Malts shine though, but are subdued by a terrific yeast that is very farmy and dry. Hops are slight but noticeable for certain. Bitter slight edge on the end. Great beer. Too short a finish. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a clear golden yellow, small easy white head. Aroma is very pleasent, floral with notes of lemon and spice. Flavor is sweet and balanced, amazing floral and spice notes come out and shine. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2005
Light hazy gold topped by a gentle white head. Sweet/spicy nose boasting lots of curacao and coriander, but also a fair amount of hay-like grassyness and mostly fruity (orange, honeyed apricot) malts. Ok, I thought this was a tripel, it certainly had the nice grassy noble hop bite and yeasty phenols. Nice Belgian anyway where the yeast is never out of place, the bitterness moreso from hops than spices and the palate full enough, if a bit too oily.
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2005
GABF 2005: Displays a golden hue with a small frothy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of belgian sugar cabdi, corriander, orange zest, flowery and spicy hops, and some wheat notes. The taste is sweet initially but a good tartness follows and keeps it in check. I also got an undertone of fleshy fruit and moderate spice. The feel is sticky and warming, smooth. This is a very good offering, the folks in Austin should be proud of this brewery. MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Light yellow tall thick white head well laced. Belgian yeast orange rind and spice in the aroma. Full mouth feel warm and creamy. Belgian yeast corriander and lemon peel in the flavor. Over spiced but decent beer. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Pale straw. Minimal head. VERY smooth, almost too much, but I won’t fault them for it. Slight spiciness and the hint of corriander. Nice feeling on the tongue. fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Simple sample, but that said certainly sweet in the "SWEET!" sense saying Schwarts skills spell success. Light and lovely, fruity and estery and making me want more. HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Served in a snifter. I get apricot and tangerine with notes of banana and cloves in the nose. Pours a light gold with a small head and nice lacing. Complex flavors of apricot, vanilla, and sweet malt. Creamy texture. Great triple.
I was lucky enough to get a 750ml flip-top bottle of this courtesy of the brewer Brian, and bring it ot the pre-GABF babblefest. It was a hit at the party but I think it is better now than ever.