bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle. Murky golden orange colour with decent cream coloured head. Some lacing as it falls away. Certainly looks the part. Aromas are very earthy and floral with the yeast, spice and honey showing through. Slightly cloying with a very definate hefeweizen yeast character. Flavours are once again quite sweet with lots of very light caramel and plenty of honey. Spicy / floral hops come through on the end. Not too bad. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Murky golden tangerine pour with a candied citrus, orange peel, yeast, and lemon filled nose. Sweet with the alcohol present and a bit distracting...nice spice and apple notes. Medium mouthfeel. Meh. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2010
Small head misty orange pour mild carbonation aroma spice malt fruit hint of sugar sweetness flavour lots of hop taste smooth mild bitter fruity citrus yeast orange and lemon the pilsner malt give it an extra sweetness mild caramel finish not a top tripel but has a few different touches not bad TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle (in NZ). A very vinous palate, with a Riesling-like sweetness. So wine-like, in fact, that I had to remind myself I was drinking beer a couple of times. Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of wood/cork, alcohol, pear syrup, metal.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A nearly impossible beer to rate. Bottles are all over the place wrt quality and character. I’ve had 4+ bottles, but most are high 2s to mid 3s. Too expensive to gamble with until they make this more reliable.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2010
Fairly clear, bright golden body with lasting head and wisps of lacing. Mild nose, notes of yeast and sugar. Similar in the taste, sweet, candi sugar and pils malt, I don’t really notice the alcohol. Good Tripel though not my best. skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2010
West USA trip 2010. Tasted at Pike St. Beer & Wine. Many Thanks. The aroma has caramel, some fruits and cinnamon. Hazy, orange coloured beer with a creamy, off-white head. The taste is sweetish, hs caramel, sugar, spice, yeasts. Nice & full. Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Pours with a frothy, finger of white head that dissipates very quickly. Cloudy orange-gold color. Light fruit aromas (apples and pears?); a touch yeasty; hint of alcohol sneaks in. Quite sweet at first, kinda like a candied pear. Really too sweet in fact; touch of warming alcohol. OK in this department, but nothing good. Real lack of snappy carbonation hinders a bit. Verging on medium MF, and finishes a little dry. Just not a very interesting or tasty brew, and this definitely limits the drinkability. I have to say that (not even comparing it to the style) this is a chore to drink. Overall, there are so many other better American Tripels out there, so don’t bother with this one.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
750ml bottle brought in by Mike and Janet. Rating #152. Golden pour with a white head. Light spiciness and a sweet apple aroma. Big yeast character up front with more of the sweet apples in the flavor, crisp and enjoyable, not bad. (1216) SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
750 ml bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.
A- Body is a nearly transparent golden yellow. An aggressive pour still produces absolutely no head on this one. Cloudiness is rather thin and dynamic with the slight fogginess whirling about in the brew.
S- Nose is very mild. Sweet apple and pear come through first then a big whiff of phenols joins it. Not much else to it.
T-Fruits like white grape, apple, and pear come through first with a background of bready yeast and sugary sweetness. A bit of an alcohol bitterness and burn comes through for the finish but nothing overwhelming. The flavor is simple but enjoyable.
P- Low to medium carbonation and mouthfeel that is a bit thinner than I prefer.
O- I found this to be a rather enjoyable brew. Its a bit on the sweet side and is pretty simple but still very likable. ABV is detectable but not overpowering.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2008 00:00:53