cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Mostly clear pale orange with a medium sized white head. Nice retention and lace. Aroma is bubble gum, belgian spice, and fruit. Medium bitter, light sweet flavor. Light-medium body, lively carbonation, sticky-oily texture, and a medium bitter, very dry finish
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized bright white head of fine bubbles and light carbonation. Moderate malty aroma with some corn, lemons, straw and yeast. Color is a cloudy bright orange. Bit of dry orange peel and grainy malts in the flavor. Some lemon and herbal notes along with a decent bitterness late swallow. Light alcohol presence. A bit of lingering pasty mouthfeel. A decent tripel.
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold. Frothy white head. Nose/taste of pear, lemon zest, yeast, coriander and orange peel. Medium body. Slightly sweet and dry finish.
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful sweet spic aroma; lots of pepper. Good spice bite from start to finish. Not too sweet or sticky. I really enjoyed this.
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle out of the cellar. Pours hazy golden, thick white head, quite persistent, lovely lacing. Nose is spicy, lots of Belgian yeast and coriander notes, some soap, some really pretty florals and cold cream turn up as this warms, as well. Light citrus, mostly oranges and lemons, as well as hints of tropical fruit and melon. In the mouth this is moderately dry, with the melon and tropical fruit persistent, more cold cream, along with some real banana notes. Spicy in the mouth, with little apparent alcohol. Lovely stuff!
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. Pours hazy yellow gold with white head, nice lacing, into trappist glass. Aroma of clove, wheat, spices, some fruitiness, banana. Almost smells like a hefeweizen. Medium to full bodied, pretty smooth and creamy. Flavor is creamy wheat, banana, with some white grape lending a soft bitterness to the finish. Pretty good for a $4.99 bomber. Refreshing, kind of like a double hefeweizen or something.
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and TylerDurden. Hazy golden, generous white head. spicy, yeasty, banana aroma with a strong estery quality. Spicy flavour profile, strong on cloves, banana and lemon fruit accents, some chamomile and yeast.
scottw86 (1169) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma has lots of lemon with some tart doughy notes. Also some yeast and pale malts with spices. Taste is pretty hoppy with some light fruit sweetness. Not terribly complex, and there are not as many yeast flavors as the aroma suggested. Finish is a bit dry with grapes. Overall not bad.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a clear gold color with an average, white, pillowy head which is mostly diminishing but leaves some foamy lace. The nose is pleasant; woodsy, peppery, estery yeast, clove, and slight banana bread. The flavor is similar but lacking depth or length with banana bread still, clovey, slight yeast, and woodsy but turning leafy and bitter towards the finish. The palate is light to medium, lively, and creamy/watery in texture. The beer finishes with a more than moderate bitterness of twigs and tea leaves, cloves, and hints of yeast esters. The nose is similar to NB Trippel, but the other aspects lack character. This could use more of a malt presence or increased yeasty tones; either way, it is a very run-of-the-mill tripel.
drjay44 (3522) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a medium lasting white head, over slightly hazy yellow (SRM 4) body...nose is light floral honey, light cereal, hints of several spices, including allspice, clove.....taste is light cereal, bit of spice including clove, finishing with a pepper, bitter hop bite, ending with a very light fusel burn...mouth feel is light, alcohol present, carbonation high. This is not as deep in the spice aromas and flavors as many, but it is very obviously a Tripel. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6