bassbug66 (6) - - JUN 7, 2017 does not count
A long time ago in a faraway land, a new style of beer was introduced by a small band of magical, Belgian unicorns*. Inspired by their creative spirit, we bring you Good Trip Tripel – a slightly spicy, golden-colored, Belgian-style Strong Ale. Crack one open and enjoy the journey.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jsporrer (982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a clear dark yellow with a thin head of white foam. Fairly sweet aroma. Body is lightly syrupy. Taste is pretty bitter. Not that flavorful nor enjoyable. Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (malt syrup, grain, caramel), with notes of apple butter, rotten bananas, bubble gum, candy sugar, cement.
Flavor is heavily to harshly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Not a tripel by any stretch of the imagination. Ugh...so cloying and sweet and syrupy and candyish and fake and dirty and...well...just plain gross. Even if evaluated as a generic Belgian strong ale, itís still terrible. Total drain pour. onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Clear deep golden with a thin white ring of foam. Herbal and slightly funky Belgian blonde malt aroma, a bit of pear, and something almost like lavender or honey. Big palate full of clove and herbal honey and a bit of boozy Belgian malt, fruit rind, and something funky and grainy I canít put my finger on. Kinda weird and doesnít gel well together. Itzjerm (2794) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Nice Belgian yeast flavors. Very much forward Belgian flavors but no head and no aroma
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bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma of yeast with hints of spice and perhaps banana. Med body or so. Flavor is malt and lightly spicy yeast. Banana is faint, if at all. Itís not really bitter, and itís not really dry, but thereís a strong flavor that must be yeast related. Maybe I am finally getting some banana. Thereís an almost astringent character. There are so many ways tripel seems to get made that I am not sure how close it is to the "ideal" style, but suspect itís not far off.