Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2017 weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hogdogger for sharing this growler...
Appears a transparent light gold with a white cap that quickly fades out into a mild cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of honey, bananas, pils malt, pear, and ripe dates.
Taste is of the honey, ripe pear, and ripe fruit, along with candied walnuts.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, doughy, yeasty, with mild bitterness in the finish.
I was surprised to see this one listed at 10.5% abv. I would’ve never known.
Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a semi-dark amber color with a thick white foamy head. Moderately slow dissipation. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma blended some sweet yeasty/Belgian spice to bready sweetness. Subtle grassy tones play with some iced apples. Banana, crisp clean pears, and then some yogurt all combine nicely.
The flavor leans closer to the sweet side trying to allow some spice and breadiness to come in. Those two portions mainly sit in the background. Slick sweet sort of fruity aftertaste with a quick finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body and has a decent sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV seemed a bit lower than projected.
Overall, this one was a decent tripel in aroma and flavor but seems to lack the real ABV strength of the style to make it a great one. I think I could still come back to this one. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Clear amber of color with a nice white head. An aroma of yeast, spice, sweet malt and weak hints of yoghurt. A flavor of sweets, spice, herbs, yoghurt and yeast. justabeergeek (269) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Looks to style, a hazy golden color with thick white head. Decent lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, dough, some candi sugar perhaps. Taste is overwhelmingly banana. In fact, we overheard one of their servers describing it as having a "bananas foster" taste to it, which I could see. The other spices, fruits, and bready flavors get somewhat lost behind the sweetness. By no means a bad trippel, but by no means the best, either. beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Draft @ the brewpub. Color is clear golden with a thick head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is strong spicy Belgian yeast with a Belgian candy aspect and some Belgian dough to round it off. The Belgian yeast spice is so strong on clove. As far as aroma it may be a bit aggressive but well in the style. Flavor is a bit too sweet (the norm for American tripels). More herbal and peppery spiciness coming off the yeast. Its an above average brewpub tripel and easy drinking drinking despite a slightly thicker mouthfeel. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Growler acquired in trade with Cletus -thanks! Poured a medium and clear goden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruitiness/apples, spices, and lighter yeastiness. Tastes of the same fruitiness, spices, and a little earthy. Light alcohol in the finish, but not giving away the 10+% This one will creep up on you! egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Poured a clear golden color with no head, and light white, spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, light citrus fruits, coriander, green apple, and alcohol. Taste of sweeter honey notes, light toast, more spices, toffee, earthy yeast, and more alcohol in the finish. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this beer from a growler. Pours a translucent golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of green apple, apple juice, tripel spices, bready and light alcohol/perfume. Flavor of earthy, yeasty notes, apple juice, pepper, toasted malt, really dry and Belgian tripel esters. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours bright gold with a nice white head. Smells of dry malt, some pepper, sage, some phenolic hints. Tastes sweet and dry with some spicy indertones and a peppery finish. Enjoyable.