olenickj (114) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2017 tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very well done tripel, growler from Dragonmead itself. Aroma was huge. Strong yeast and light pine/fruit with bit of honey. Pour was a cloudy hazy gold, white head and a hint of sediment floating around. Taste was great. Strong apple, pear and fruit cocktail with a yeasty acidic aftertaste. Nice carbonation and pretty easy to drink for 10%.
Draft. Aroma: Yeasty, slight spice note. App: Golden brown, little head. Taste: A lot sweeter than expected, alcohol on the finish. Palate: Medium body, long finish. Overall: Good but not spectacular partchapol (128) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2017
Smell of yeast, hop, malt, orange, caramel. Murky dark orange color, thick white crown. Taste of sweet, high carbonated, some spice, balanced hop. Slightly slimy texture. Good imitation of Belgium trippel. Almost there. Good beer overall. SG111 (1829) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Tap at CK Diggs, Mi. Pours dark yellow orange, white head. Aroma is lemon, banana, clove, honey, esters, booze. Flavor is honey, booze, clove, banana, Estery Belgian notes, Belgian spice. Solid. Would get it again. Marheb (5779) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
(En fût à Sport Shotz Detroit Airport): Très gazé et mordant d’épices, gingembre et éclats boisés. C’est puissant, asséchant et engourdissant pour la langue tellement les épices sévissent. L’ensemble est cohérent malgré l’intensité. Homer321 (5076) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Pours with a HUGE white head; hazy orange pour. Nose is very strong in peppery phenolics. Taste is lightly sweet, some honey, finished with a light alcohol warming. Overall good but a tad to sweet and lacking in esters. Too much pepper.
markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Deep gold, very little head. Strong yeast aroma with alcohol and banana. Thick, sweet, balanced with hops and honey battling for position. Sweetness wins out in the end. Maybe too sweet for me in the end but nice nonetheless. RocknSkol (15) - - DEC 16, 2015
Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma of banana and pears. Complex flavors of banana, pears and Belgian candi sugar. Nice balance that masks the 10% ABV. Johnsense (1676) - - NOV 30, 2015
Amber pour, huge gusher upon opening. Bubblegum, banana and clove aroma and taste. No booze detected. Medium body. katrinaez (2024) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bubble gum flavor to that Belgium kick. Dark yellow color. Nice fruit ripe banana scent, but also odd plastic. Sweet but not overdone. Coats the tongue in sweet. Tap ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is fairly ester forward with some nice pear and stone fruit notes. Some lighter banana with medium light clove phenolics. Light alcohol spice. Some light malt notes with toasted bread and caramel as well as some burnt sugar.
Pours a clear, golden copper with a medium sized, fairly thick, slightly off-white head that steadily recedes. Low lacing and moderate legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of caramel, candi sugar and toasted bread. Moderate esters with a lot of pear and stone fruit and some lesser banana and red apple. Medium light clove phenolics. Some light alcohol spice in the finish. Medium light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright trippel. Nice yeast profile with good malt notes as well. Alcohol is well hidden.