superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2016 kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a deep golden almost light amber with a lasting pillow-y white head.. Fairly clear with little haze. The initial aroma reminds me of McIntosh apples, a bit sweet; fruity. Some pear and light peppery yeast spice follows. Light hints of apricots and banana esters, but becomes apply cidery when it starts to warm. The flavor is much the same with light sweetness up front. Apple flavor carries over from the aroma but the finish is sort of flat with a touch of spicy yeast. Some bitterness and solventy tastes come into the aftertaste. It’s highly carbonated, but thin due to lack of malt; the alcohol seems well hidden in the mouthfeel, but it is in the flavor. Overall, I’ve had much worse examples of Belgian beers that do contain glutens. This beer has some decent character, save the lack of malt complexity or pils malt character, but it was flavorful enough to grab my attention.
500 ml bottle into chalice, best before 9/30/2018. Pours lightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and flufy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove/bubblegum, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove/bubblegum, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness that increases through the glass slightly. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good gluten free tripel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A bit sweeter than expected, but still provides enough dryness to never be cloying. A very enjoyable offering. chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From a bottle.
Speaking clear body with a weak head.
Unusual aroma and flavor.
Too sweet and too much like a cider. tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
very light golden/amber color. Very small head, with decent carbonation and no lacing. Very dry sweet malt taste and aroma. TheSilentSaint (102) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Very light golden pour with thin head! Crispy, fruity lager. Almost cider like. All you hop heads... Give it a pass!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigskyolattic (9) - - APR 29, 2015 does not count
The best gluten free beers I've cam across ..not to mention the it's Belgium and a triple ! Very light and bubbly with a dry malt taste. Would recommend this beer to anyone weather or not they are gluten free..plus it's a high abv at %11
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy dark golden color with a moderate frothy off-white head on there. Nose is a little sweet, with a lot of wheat, yeast, and slight citrus. Taste is quite sweet, and rather off-putting. onceblind (10542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Clear golden with a fast dissipating white head. The nose is a tad bit wheaty and sorghum-y but otherwise it’s very difficult to tell this isn’t made with malt. Theres a wee touch of honey as well. Nice smooth and mellow tripel flavor as well with honey and pilsner (or similar--gluten free or something) malts with a touch of citrus and some sort of earthy grain. Rich and slightly boozy with a nice belgian tripel yeast/alcohol ester. Not bad for a GF...not bad in general. Without prior knowledge of its lack of gluten I would have never guessed it. gschrade (1099) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, fruity, Belgian yeast. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Maverick34 (3303) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Yeah so bottled. Golden pour. Weird rank smell of sour apples. Appreciate the effort but. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Had the requisite fruitiness of a triple otherwise didn’t represent the style well. The yeast is too understated and everything else just muddled. Didn’t have the off putting sour aspects of the Dubbel, but an even more prickly feel. For the premium pice especially, just not worth it."