Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016 DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From growler, and I see another rater who confirms that this was the one I had at DLD ’11. Sweet malt smell. Slightly cloudy, brownish-yellow color with a very thin head. Taste is nicely standard Belgian malt profile. Just a slight bit of spice to it to add some variety. Guy next to me said it was too pilsenery, but I don’t think so. It is Belgian malt, and not too much hop profile.
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #17. Keg at the brewery. Clear golden, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of coffee and pale malt. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, herbal hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from grownfool - thanks! Plenty of sweet, fruity banana and clove, plus some grassy hops. Wee bit boozy, too. BeerandBlues2 (13810) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is banana, cloves, vanilla, cracker and biscuit malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is bubble gum, cloves, and bananas with light sweet malt, earthy hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of coriander, sweet hay. Taste is boozy and spiced straw. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle:   Deep dirty honey, a little orangish, thin frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Somewhat of a tropical/candyish fruity aroma.   Not a bright floral aroma in the standard sense.   Has a sweet fruity start, a bit citrusy, and perhaps with a bit of honey.   Otherwise a big fruity breadiness from start to finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes moreso fruity than floral.   Not a big floral example, moreso fruity, but very clean.   Decent, very average, more fruity than floral.
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Nice aromas of citrus, apple, fruity yeast. Flavors follow, w/ more sweet & slightly sour apple. Light, refreshing. Some wine-like qualities. Good! beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Had this one at Daks. Very tasty. Straw, grassy and citrus aromas. Tart apple with more citrus and spices followed by a nice honey sweetness. Somewhat dry in the taste and the finish. Reminds me of a strong Saison. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
It pours gold with off white thin head of foam. The aroma offers up apples and yeasty spices, mild tart notes around the edges and more yeastiness at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with apple and pear like fruity esters mixing with various yeasty spices and a bit of tartness that seems a touch acidic. Yes! Great mix of flavors for the style keeping it plenty interesting. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bomber, 2011 vintage, #66/360. Poured clear, light golden-orange with a very short cap of white head. The aroma picked up soft bread and honey notes topped by a fairly aggressive dose of light fruit and floral yeasty notes.. lesser mango, pomegranate, and agave too.. some interesting stuff, but it was too assertive. The flavor opened with sour lemon and wheaty notes, followed by semi-sweet honey and much lesser biscuity notes.. sharp metallic and medicinal notes plus more honey and muddled fruit through the long, sticky finish. Medium-bodied and long-lasting (not a good thing) on the palate.. age seemed to hit this really quick (benefit of the doubt), but it wasn’t a good approach to a tripel for me. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 vintage, bottle 298/360. Highest bottle count I’ve seen for a Jackie O’s bottle, I think. Pours a clear gold with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of honey, straw, candi sugar, sweet malts, and cereal. The flavor has more honey, caramel and sweet malts, apricot, peach, and earthy grains. Medium-bodied, with a sweet mouthfeel and a bit of juiciness before a dry finish. Moderate carbonation. A bit better on the palate than the sweeter, busier Kentucky Monk and also more subdued, even if the barrel makes that one pop a bit more.