PhillyBeer2112 (2958) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2018
I've kinda lost my taste for tripels and this one is a good example of why. Really noticeable phenols, plus bananas and somewhat soapy. A tad too sweet, and even a little under-carbonated. jjgmd (2316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2018
With A at the brewery, pours a clear golden color, no head. Rather flat nose. Taste is very sweet with strong yeast and spice, namely clove. Finish is very dry and far too sweet . Quaff Score 6 / 10 beastiefan2k (4271) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2017 Can 12oz into mini Chimay taster glass. Canned 7/18. Dim gold color. Head isn't big or long lasting. Simply put a well made American triple that isn't overly sweet it estry. Still sweet and estry but well within norm for style. Rather easy drinking and didn't guess it was 10% but strong. Low bitterness and an easy finish that is felt but not heavy. ganache (6138) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Can from VE. Nose very sweet and sugary, characteristic Belgian yeastiness, isoamyl acetate, clove, dash of plastic. Pour clear, pale orange with a noisy-fizzy off-white head that diminishes an otherwise pretty beer. Taste very jammy, lightly oily, strong alcohol and low-medium burn, strong spice that's almost coriander-like in its scratch. Heavy orange jam, lemon, yeast, generic ester mash; generally seems well-attenuated but there's that persistent sweetness it just can't shake. Pear-drops and childhood chemistry set (no, I did not imbibe), the banana is stretchy. Honey, peaches/apricot. Fullish body, smooth despite the spice and accumulating alcohol. Bold and a bit brash but still enjoyable and worth trying. [2017.09.07: 3.4] DocLock (11258) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Can from Smith’s. Pours clear golden with a lot of fizz and not much head. Nose is hops, yeasty, candi sugary malt. Tastes somewhat sweeter, with hops, floral yeasty notes, apricotty fruit, mild honey flavor, and spicy finishing flavors. Gets hotter as it warms, with a champagney mouthfeel.
cheap (6296) - CHINA - APR 27, 2017
Very nice orange beer pour, almost matches the can. Smell is surprisingly not volatile, comes across rather fresh on the nose. First taste is recognizably alky sweetness. Yes, sweetness of candy sugar, almost cloying after it sets in. What else can be said? Big difficult rude mah fah blast in the pie hole? Well rounded? Not sure. Maybe this stuff needs to be aged. Do you think it can mature in a can? hehehah. Warming sensations in the finish. Fortunately, a little carbonation helps it to go down in the end. BVery (11576) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour with a smaller white head. Candy sugar, some fruity / herbal leaves. Soft palate. Hint of rotten leaves. djd07 (16552) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, pure sugar, bubblegum. Medium body, yeast, bubblegum, spice, boozy finish, good.
drsordr (2984) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft to taster at Cincy beerfest 2017 pour avg gold with thin white head. Nose sweet fruity malt, light Belgian ester. Taste sweet up front, bubble gum, then fruit and ester. Light spice. Fruity through the finish. Cloying and I like it. superspak (6504) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2017
12 ounce can into chalice, canned on 9/19/2016. Pours lightly hazy medium orange/amber color with a small foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of lemon, peach, pear, apricot, banana, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar/bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, apricot, banana, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness and light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, apricot, banana, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, a small warmth lingers after the finish. Overall this is a nice tripel. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, candi sugar/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A little too malty and heavier on body for the style; but still well balanced with nice yeast complexity. A nicely enjoyable offering.