superspak (5584) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy esters; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, grape, banana, clove, pepper, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately crisp and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great tripel! All around great complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering. Jarhody (1) - - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
Awesome beer. Definitely top 10. Compare all other Tripels to this beer. Candi sugar comes thru nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft at hopcat in EL. Yellow/gold with an off white head. Strong banana and clove. Bubble gum and banana. blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft with a meal. Ripe, sweet, dark fruit. Thick and heavy palate. Good beer to drink with food. EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
The Lost Notebook Files Beer #24. I did it. I cleared my entire backlog. Feels damn fine. Need to drink some beer. Pours pale amber with average head. Booze and caramel on the nose. Lively mouthfeel. Sweet yet not overpowering flavor. Bottle - Siciliano’s Specialty Market - Grand Rapids, MI
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Very sweet and earthy. The Belgian yeast flavour is very defined. A strong smoky flavour, however surprisingly smooth to drink for the abv. Very poor head retention however, which is perhaps the only let down for this beer and is surprising due to the high carbonation. The strong yeast flavour combines perfectly with the sweetness of the citrus. One of my favourites. Best enjoyed from a snifter. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Tap @ Dragonmead: Hazy golden-amber with a volatile, white head. Sweet, earthy and fruity ester filled aroma with lots of Belgian yeast; spicy clove, banana, bubblegum, bread. Taste is more of the same with heavy spiciness from the yeast. Hops are light but floral and almost perfume-like. Heavy, heavy Belgian yeast all around. Bubblegum and clove, all day. Soft body with heavy carbonation, almost effervescent. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Bill’s Beer Garden. Pours a near clear burnt orange with an egg shell white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of burnt candied sugar with some light fruits and a bit of earthy sweet grains. Flavor has a combination of light fruit, banana and candied sugar with a backbone of earthy sweet grains. wchesser (2073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
From fishmich in a trade-thanks, Bill! Big banana and clove nose. Clear gold, but a lot of sediment. Smooth, solid trippel. Good with some sushi on a Friday night. Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
First bottle of Dragonmead I had the privilege to have. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber nice aroma , caramel, barnyard, banana. Left to warm a bit (as it should be) a greatly complex palate. Honey, barnyard, herbs, and banana. A awesome beer I will be enjoying a lot of this summer.