swanmann (777) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2009
It poured pale golden orange with sticky carbonated off white head. It smells fruity, green apple, yeasty with a bit of booze and damp grain.Tastes sweet and sour, almost like wine cooler, with apples, a hint of caramel, and that yeast. If I were blind tested I would not guess tripel. At $6.59 for the bottle I suggest try something else. Not what I expected. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle from River City Cellars on 01/31/2009. Best before 19.11.09. Slightly hazy golden body with a large fluffy white head. Sweet fruity aroma, hints of apple, almost cidery, with some caramel and light spice. Sweet apple, some cider and fruit flavor with light caramel and some alcohol notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonation and a bit of alcohol warming.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Light Golden. Long, creamy head. Looks nice. Aroma: Rotten Apple, malt, alcahol. Flavor: Rotten fruit, syrup, sour, putrid! Sour finish. Sucks! Perhaps it would rank better as a "Sour Ale" as it reminds me of such in the worst possible way. OVER-RATED!
This is one of two beers that I could not finish without slamming it down and chasing with water. For getting drunk, one might be better off french kissing a bum while he throws up in your mouth!
It is blasphemy to call this swill a Abbey Tripel! bookman10 (1174) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Very sour flavor. Thin, almost nonexistent head. Light, golden yellow in color. Not particularly memorable. drjay44 (3795) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2009
500 ml bottle. Pours a thin head with some lacing, over a golden cloudy body....nose is some yeast, then that of a light apple cider, and then smells that are unpleasantly chemical which remind me strongly of hospitals....taste is about the same with apple and then organic chemicals, which linger.....mouthfeel is light and bubbly. My respect for malt or wheat as a basic ingredient has jumped greatly.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle. Smells like something used to remove paint from metal. More akin in the nose to turpentine than beer. And the appearance? I’ve seen more liveliness and intersting color in sewer water. Tastes about the same as it smells. Horrible, horrible, horrible. I may need poison control after finishing this. Only gets a 2 overall ’cause it’s still better than Buffalo Butt. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Clear orange-amber pour with a huge, fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast and mild citrus. Flavor is well, almost a tripel, with that odd sorghum twang going on in the background. Still, it’s better than their dubbel, which was barely drinkable. Not as good as the real thing, but tolerable. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Purchased single 500ml bottle at Cellars Wine & Spirits in Shorewood, MN. Pours a semi-hazy copper brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates clean. Aroma of golden grain malt, apple skin, powdered citrus zest and a touch of green vegetables. Taste is light to medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, a touch of hay, earthy spices and floral hops. Finish is gritty and metallic with some light fruit aftertaste. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy brass color with soapy white head. The aroma is strangely full of apples, with some faint spice, flower, and zest notes. The flavor is also heavy on the apple. There are some woody notes after that, then some spicy yeast. The mouth is quite tingly. It finishes medium-dry with a stale-ish floral note. Not particularly impressive. Cybercat (6010) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Though I have been disappointed by other Green’s offerings, I decided to give this one a try, and I am glad I did.
Color is a clear orangy-amber, nothing special but not off-putting. Aroma is crisp and fruity, more on a cider than a beer, a little sweet but not cloying. Flavor is perky, fruity and a little sour, with a nice alcohol zing; it tastes like a mixture of cider and sake - different, and not in a bad way. Texture is smooth and pleasing, a teensy bit watery but not too shabby.