SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
A- very cloudy orangy golden yellow with white head.
S-a great balance of yeast, citrus, and spices.
T- the yeast, citrus, and spices blended very well together with a very sweet taste plus a nice bitter bite to it. The taste is balanced the whole time.
P-smooth and clean with medium carbonation and light body.
O- there is a subtle alcohol bite to it but its hard to tell it has such a high ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-08-2007 02:21:52 daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Wow- this one really surprised me! A great tripel! Really good balance of flavor and body. Alcohol VERY well hidden! Extremely drinkable... watch out! On tap at some Ale House in Farmingdale, Long Island. bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Cask @Blue Point Cask Fest. This was a super first choice that exhibited golden malt tastes like tripel and saison while also having a cream taste, as previously noted. The brewers told me at Bobbique, after the fest, about the special mixes involved and I was very happy to have at least 2 glasses of this great ale. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2005
This was a very different beer. Tasted like a strong witbier but was extremely enjoyable. xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Had this on tap at the Burp Castle. Pours a thick pale gold with almost no head. Aroma has lots of spices and some hops. The coriander is noticable. The flavor isn’t astounding, but it gets the job done. My favorite aspect of this beer is the mouth feel... it’s a really creamy beer, but still very light and refreshing. That quality kind of reminds me of La Chouffe, but it has more of a honey-like character. Pretty good. Not usually my favorite style, but a nice and refreshing beer.
Bought a bottle from Whole Foods... really nice aroma, full of lighter fruits, with a really nice and full body. Really an excellent beer for the price!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bomber. Clear gold with a nice white head. Fruity sweet nose, tropical fruits and biscuit. Bready and fruity flavor, lightly spiced with coriander, a citrusy twang. A pretty darn good tripel, far better than expected! nuplastikk (6254) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2008
500ml bomber bottle. Golden and glowing transparent orange color. Complex aroma of candi sugar, spices, with a touch of wheaty citrus. The taste is mellow and not overbearing like a great number of tripels. Yeasty, creamy finish with a mild hop balance. This is really an excellent Tripel. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pours a brilliant clear gold with a generous white head. Smells of dry malt, sage, wildflowers, a touch of spice, citrus. Tastes dry and peppery with a nice perfumy presence on the finish. Great beer. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Had this at the May 8th Ortlieb’s fest, and I’m rating it here as #600, because this one impressed me a great deal. Weighing in at a nice 8.7% alcohol, this one pours canary, with aroma of malt, candi sugar, and hops. Tastes very malty, candi sugary, with a crisp, bitter, candi sugar finish. Nice complexity, and a great beer. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
On draft in the home kegerator...
Appears a hazy gold with a lush white head that retains nicely and fades into a small film and collar. Streaky and spotty lacing are left around the inside of the goblet. Unfiltered brew makes it hard to see carbonation activity other than a few small bubbles slowly rising on the outskirts of the glass.
Smell is of tropical fruit, peaches, bubblegum, cloves, spicey pepper, coriander, along with fresh bread. Lots of Belgian yeast in this one making it Tripel-esque in the aroma category.
Taste matches the aromas with some complex Belgian goodness going on, along with hints of German malt, which seem to be rounding this out nicely.
Smooth, sweet, sugary, malty, spiceyness are all rolling around and settling out with a semi-dry finish with a mild pepper punch that is satisfying.
Drinkability is pretty darn good. This is the upgraded version that Legacy seems to have tweaked. In my opinion, I really enjoyed this beer before but I enjoy it even moreso now. It has been upped to 11% abv and it seems to hide it nicely.