redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Sweet spicy aroma. Pours blonde with a thick white head. Mold flavor, very floral, hints of spices, very similar to la chouffe, solid tripel. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2009
1/2 pint on tap at the Falling Rock. The color was a clear golden yellow with a small white head. very nice smell of spices and pepper. The taste had a slightly Belgian yeasty, funk (not sour) at first but was actually very easy to drink and I did not notice the 8% at all. It felt much more like a 6% beer. I prefer this over the regular New Blgium tripel because it didn’t seem as carbonated.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-01-2008 03:44:04 Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Draught at New Belgium Brewery. Clear yellow - white head. Clean pilsner malty, citrus, spicy, fruity, apples, licorice yeasty, light hoppy, citrus. Nice & clean. thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden straw color with a small white head. The aroma has hints of pear and vanilla with a strong malt back. The flavor on this beer is amazing. Very complex and many many different layers. The pear and vanilla hints in the aroma come through in the flavor as well, and there is also hints of banana and a slight reminder of angel food cake. Very wonderful. This beer did not drink like an 8.5% triple at all. Very smooth and nice on the palate. Well done! luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Sampled ’08 BSAF. Beer is clear, light-hued golden brown. Head is small, white, frothy; mostly and quickly diminishing.<P>The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain; Light hop note of apricot; Light miscellaneous note of grassy green tea, tropical fruit, vanilla, moderate note of sugar syrup.<P>The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic with a long, light/moderately acidic (juicy), lightly bitter, light/moderately sweet, dirty finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.<P>Neat idea, overly sweet and vegetal, mostly under-developed.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2008 Boulder Strong Ale Fest: Light golden. Lively carbonation. Sticky malts (honey-like). Yerba mate was slightly noticeable ... earthy, faintly smoky, tea-like. In some ways it was mead-like, and in other ways it was white wine-like. Herbal aromas were pleasant. Yeast seemed to contribute well. Not too shabby. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2008
draft at the brewery - Pours golden with a linger white head. It’s a fairly sweet, citrusy, yeasty brew that I found quite similar to their regular tripel. The main difference I noticed was more obvious spices in this one and it worked for me. I preferred it slightly to their regular tripel. Ratman197 (15094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2008
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of banana, spice, fruittiness, light carmel and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering spicy bittersweet finish. Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear, golden yellow, lightly hazed and glassy. Almond frosting, cotton candy, and banana in the sticky aroma, chased with an appropriately dry presence of green bitterness to bring it back somewhat. Bubblegum, honey, and waffle dough with powdered sugar in the flavor; lots of jointly tart and sweet fruit flavors of pear and apple. Palate is lightly syrupy and surprisingly dense; very sweet and prickly. Finishes with dried out mate tea and bitter herb sensation; some acidity, and overall dominantly sweet, as is the base tripel. juiceisloose (1498) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Growler courtesy of Dragonstout. This one poured a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. The aroma was of bananas, clove, sweet malts, and spices. The flavor was similar with a distinct taste coming through probably the yerba mate. A tiny bit of hops comes on the back end as well. This one is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation and had a spicy finish to it. Pretty interesting take on the style.