Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Tap at the Happy Gnome. Too clear. Blonde. Aroma is herbal and sweet. Flowers, mint, wildflower honey, and a clean, white nuttiness, mostly. Sugary, and pasty, and frayed on its boring edges.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Malts lay extremely low in the flavor, and what’s more prominent is the herbal bittersweetness that sits obesely on honey and plain sugar, like green tea that’s been killed with sweetener. The sweetness that’s here is too pale and too hollow; it tastes obviously filtered and in a style like this the flavor is just as obviously stripped of anything interesting, though it’s still quite flavorful.
Palate is fairly heavy and smooth; considerably quaffable; finishes with a plain, off-putting bubblegum sweetness. This is another exceedingly boring and dumbed down, but still tasty, example of a belgian style roughed up by an american brewer.
Hazy golden color, smallish head (but more than the last pour I got, at another bar)...
Sweetness and spice in the nose, apricot and orange...lemon peel and ginger. On par for style.
A blast in the mouth, a bright bow-up of flavor, lovley and lively, same fruit and lightly spicy/sweet associations ring clear on the tongue.
Lean and clean-bodied, but zesty and rewarding, getting brighter and juicier, maltier, with a dry, spicy finish, as we go further in...
what’s the alcohol? 9%? Feelin’ it, now...
Flavor really makes itself at home in the back of the throat before sliding slowly back, and softly going away...but never far from memory...
my serving at the other place last night left me feeling that it lacked carbonation, and was too lifeless for me...I’m not having that problem here, not now...could use more spark, I still believe, but this is doing good things in my mouth, nonetheless...
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of florals, coriander, banana, and bubble gum. Flavor of bitter citric hops, coriander, orange peel, and some honey. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Light golden pour white head. Sweet banana, oranges, bread, touch of grains, and alcohol. Nice full well coated palate. Sweet taste, honey hints of bread, a light bitter fininish, touches of orange skins. Ok. Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Easy drinking, with a fun blend of flavors, ranging from light spice to sweetness suggesting bubblegum and citric fruit. I didn’t pick up the sense of honey, but it was sweet, and it may have also been sensed in the suppressed palate--not as bubbly or tingling as sometimes found here; instead it was more syrupy and coating, though certainly not heavily thick. Decent beer, though not my favorite tripel ever. (on tap at Happy Gnome, St. Paul)
undsioux7 (876) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Another nonconforming beer from flat earth. golden to amber in color with little head, it has a nice belgian yeast flavor with a nice light mix of the candi sugar, malt and honey. Nice and easy drinking. A lot of time when there is candi sugar, its way to cloying, but not this one. badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Tap at Muddy Pig. Dark gold color with a medium head. Very strong hop aroma that is a mix of citrusy American and floral German hops. Lots of honey flavor with a strong yeast and spice smack. A little coriander. The malt is sweet, but so very subtle that it’s not overpowering the honey. Everything a Tripel should be. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2007
[Draft, ABR ’07] Aroma strongly of belgian yeast. Sweet, citrusy taste, banana, spice. Fairly high carbonation. Pretty decent stuff. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
On tap. A clear golden color with a very thin head. A sweet sugar and honey aroma, some hops as well. Flavor was very sweet with a light bitterness at the end. Nice full mouthfeel, alcohol was well hidden. Excellent. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Tap at Happy Gnome: Gold Color with No Head. Sweet Dry Malt, Ripe Banana and Bubblegum Aroma. Medium Bodied.. Syrupy Dry Malt, Dry Yeasty Quality to it... Notes of Banana and Bubblegum..Sweet Dry Aftertaste. Has a Nice Peppery Mouthfeel Througout. Overall a Nice American Triple. A Little Raw. Very Smooth for the Alcohol. Arguably Their Best Offering to Date.