JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017 Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spine Tingler pours a hazy apricot with a fine head of white small bubbles. Nose is slight citrus hops with just a faint hint of banana esters. Taste is moderately sweet with nice peach flavor. Finishes rather clean and simple just a hint of bitters. body is got a good amount of fizz.
Light golden color with a creamy looking white head. Decent lace. Slightly grainy aromas, along with some dough, resin, herbs and spiced pineapple. Sweet start, with some pale malts and then a burst of light fruit. A bit industrial at times (in a strong Euro lager way). Perhaps the alcohol is nipping at the senses. Stomach is warming up. Some decent flavors with bananas, cloves and tropical fruit, but there are some rough components woven in. strong resin and crazy glue come to mind. A touch unrefined for a my type of tripel. 3/12
slowrunner77 (12582) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Sweet grain, zesty yeast. Alcohol shows a little too much for an 8 1/2 beer, but not too shabby. Fruit and yeast finish. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Fruity, spices, honey sweetness, and a bit of citrus. rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Tasted at the RBWG. Dark orange pour. Fruit, banana, clove, orange, some sweet booze and a little bit tart. Okay. hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Rated on 5-18-2013 (Bottle) The appearance of this beer is a large semi-fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, hazy pale yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is wheat, malt, hops, sweet, fruity, and spicy. The flavor is spicy, sweet, fruity, malt, and spice. The mouthfeel of this beer is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. I find this beer to be very quaffable and worth trying. The aromas and flavors come together very well. This is a beer I would drink again.
superspak (5877) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry after the finish. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
From a 22 oz. bottle, pours golden orange with a slight white head that is quickly gone and slight lacing. Aroma of apricot, honey, banana, and dough. Flavor is sweet and spicy with a medium tartness and light bitterness. Maybe a little too heavy on the coriander, but still pretty nice. It is rather light and refreshing for 8.5% abv, and easy to drink. Doesn’t have the complex flavor of a real Belgian tripel. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2014
650ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pour is hazy and golden with a good head and very good lacing.
Aroma: mildly fruity and lightly spicy with a substantial light grain base.
Flavor: moderately fruity with hints of banana and clove, and a less obvious presence of light malts.
Feel: lively but appropriate carbonation; medium body.
O: fine American version of this Belgian style. Ron (4101) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
I’ve seen this at stores for awhile. Never considered spending the money for this till BOTW had it marked down to $3.98. Sat in my basement for a 1/2 year then. wow, suprisingly lively still. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Smell is malty and sour. Taste is full and sour. Not a hint of alcohol considering the high ABV.(very warming) A decent Belgian ale.
malrubius (2983) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 9, 2013
From the disco’d rack at Heinen’s - $3.99. Golden orange with chill haze and ring. (Not my best glass). Spicy herbal hop yeast aroma with some ripe orange underneath. Orange mango sweet fruitiness with drying herbal spicy finish. More importantly, it’s not a gooey mess like most American triples. Nicely attenuated to give medium light body and fine carbonation for decently soft mouthfeel. Actually, surprisingly, really fucking good for an American Triple. Wish it was fresher, but I did get it of the disco’d shelf.