JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber from State Line, Elkton, MD. Cloudy golden pour with a fluffy, silky looking head. Nose is very dry, which I vastly prefer to the estery mess of most American tripels. Playful mouthfeel, a pretty significant spiciness on the palate. And more of that to taste, as the brew is grassy and yeasty as fuck. Noble hop additions benefit the brew, and what might be a fairly anonymous base is enlivened by this among other additions. drjay44 (3894) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours aa medium white head, with some lacing, over a clear gold (SRM 5) body....nose is light pear, hints of apple, bit of floral tones, cereal...taste is pear, apple, hints of floral honey, light sweetness, later hint of green pepper, leading to a slightly harsh bite from the hop yerba mate combination which lingers....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This meets the style, with the exception that pepper aromas and flavors are too hidden. The use of the yerba mate as part of the late bittering in the taste palette is quite clever, but does not really get to the same place that the more typical recipes do. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7 Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Aaron’s. Thanks man! Pour is hazy orange with big white head and great lacing. Herbal, tangy, apple skin, doughy, green apples, old cider, pears, and tannic aroma. Taste is medicinal, slightly smoky, biscuit, straw, lightly spicy, tangy, green apples, and old malt with a spicy finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Really weird shit. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was herbal with bread, yeast, citrus and fruity esters. Flavor was belgian yeast, earth, herbs, fruit, candi sugar and spices. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottled. Not sure if it was just the branding or what but it really was very tea-like, a pale tea color, tea aroma, tea taste. Not bad but interesting. Could have used a bit more pop.
troopie (2501) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draught. Malty without being too sweet. Aroma has some yeastiness. Rathe full bodied. I could not taste the yerba mate. robforbes (2280) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
pours a fizzy, semi-cloudy orange with a very large white foamy head, and good lacing.
smell is of bread yeast, floral, and a touch of citrus.
taste is chalky, yeast, some citrus, and a funky taste that i assume is the yerba mate. ends dry yet smooth. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Super clear and with a firm persistent head. Sweet pears and a familiar Belgian yeast dominate the nose. I’m not familiar with Yerba Mate but I guess it must contribute a lightly earthy note and heaps and heaps of apple and pear flavor. Some real bitterness and a strange light smokiness mingle with a fruity sweetness. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18th RG. Yellow gold with white head and light lacing. Smells like grassy tart bubble gum. Very clean light tart flavor. Slight wateriness.