Bacterial (3004) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Clear slightly dark amber pour. Some white head and lacing. Floral and fruity nose, maybe pear? Really nice mouthfeel, just heavy enough with good carbonation. Sweet with a tinge of tartness. chinchill (5071) - South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
on tap at USNWC.
Appearance: Deep, dark amber; fairly clear; small but durable off-white head.
Smell: way more like a wild ale than a tripel, there is a load of farmhouse funk in here along with the expected yeast and hints of citrus.
Taste: Heavenly Feijoa tastes a little better than it smells, largely thanks to a rather strong tartness. Still, too much off-flavor, likely intentional, from Brett and/or wild yeast.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied; Smooth with excellent, medium carbonation.
Overall: Unique, surprisingly tart, and, for a "tripel", way too much like a farmhouse ale. DoWBrewer (9) - - APR 20, 2013 does not count
Malty and slightly sour aroma. Light amber color with thick white head. Starts with a good malty sweetness and finished very sour. The sourness lingers, but is not unpleasant. This is a sipping beer that you want share. It would be hard to get through a 22-ounce bottle alone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (1064) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 20, 2013
A- 24K gold colour, small, quickly shrinking head of foam, not much lacing.
S- aromas of apple vinegar, a bit of honey like sweetness that comes and goes.
T- fruity tartness up front..apples and pears. candi sugar sweetness, some alcohol that burns during the swallow. Spices come through in the finish; light cloves, a bit of pepper.
M- medium bodied, very low carbonation, not the best of mouthfeels.
O- $17.99 for this LOF brew that just showed up in town. I love sour brews but this one isn’t doing much for me. It doesn’t seem to have any harmony of flavours going on. Thisis12ptfont (1199) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Strong tropical fruit aroma with mango, pineapple and grapefruit (never tried feijoa so I don’t know the smell/taste). Bubbly brownish copper with a large foam. Interesting fruity flavor. Tons of tropical fruits topped off with Belgian yeast. Very dry finish with some hops, biscuit and dried caramel. Overall, this is not bad at all. A very unique, fruity Tripel with a pleasantly dry finish. I’d give this an A rating.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2013
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a mostly clear orange/amber with a 2-finger fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus, and fruity. Taste is slightly sour and tart with citrus but also sweet and fruity. Very nice. Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
A wonderfully interesting beer with slightly tart finish, this triple doesn't have as much effervescence as I would normally expect of the variety. Hibiscus is apparent, as the floral notes show up front and center on the palate
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. copper color with a thin head. Big clove and slight banana aromas. Sour banana flavor in a really not good way. Bile-esque. Smooth and clings to the too of your mouth. Bleh. RobertDale (6557) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, florals, fruit, and spice. Taste is tropical fruit, yeast, malt, and spice. Finishes tart. Interesting. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
Took a while, but finally figured out what this was. Draft at Mekong. Medium gold. Aroma is tart apricot and floral, well, hibiscus thanks to Dieu du Ciel. Flavor matches but I wish somehow it had been crazier. Good base tripel working under it all. Tartness didn’t quite work here.