chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap at Bodega into a flute glass. The name of this beer is half right, tons of honey but not a tripel except for abv... Pours a really dark honey gold, darkest tripel I’ve ever seen... The taste and aroma are both way to sweet from start to finish. Totally dominated by sweet honey, way to sweet, this is very meade like or a pourly done honey beer. Not subtle or complex, nothing worth trying here. amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours a deep amber with a white head. Spicy hop aroma. Very sweet with a light , ginger finish thin texture, medium to high carbonation. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
On tap at Kraftwerk.
Pours a deep golden amber color with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that has decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, spicy aroma with hints of estery fruit and bubblegum. Floral and perfume like with hints of pepper, coriander, light berries and cherry.
Medium bodied with a good balance of earthy tartness, zesty spice, bready yeast and crisp light fruit. Slight creaminess adds to the mouthfeel and complexity. Hints of coriander, ginger, pepper, apple, strawberry and cherry. Well balanced and pretty quaffable with a slightly dry finish.
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is light-moderately sweet with notes of candi sugar, honey, banana, floral notes, orange peel, and ginger. At times there are some faint metallic notes in the aroma that are a bit off putting. It pours a transparent copper with a two-finger off-white head that settles into a thick film. The flavor starts light-moderately sweet with honey and candi sugar. There’s a touch of banana and citrus in the background. The finish has moderate spiciness with ginger and pepper mixing with apple, light orange peel, floral notes, and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2011
I can honestly say i havent had a beer with such low abv be so god damned sweet. Amber pour with the aroma of clover honey. Flavor is sweet with massive hints of honey, ginger and white pepper. interesting
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750ml bottle. Light brown color with a thin bubbly head. Slight spotty lacing. Aroma has a good amount of honey, ginger, lemon and malt mixed together. Flavor is a little sweet but has a good amount of honey and lemon in there. Malt is present on the back end, makes for a good backing. Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Amber color with a thin white head. Sweet vinous aroma with honey and slightly sour malt in the taste. $7/10 oz Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Deep translucent orange-red body, thin to medium buff head. Sweet nose with yeast, honey, and brown sugar, lacking fruity esters. The body is tart and very sweet, dominated by honey and ginger. Soapy palate. If this beer ever did resemble a tripel, the honey and ginger have masked it well. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Cloudy orange, thin white head. Faint aroma, some white wine, some floral notes. Flavor is, y’know, there. Some traditional tripel flavors, but all in all rather underwhelming. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Sample from 22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small white head that disappears. The aroma was of honey, raisins, ginger, light florals, and sweet candi sugar. The flavor was sweet honey, sweet candi sugar, ginger and raisins. Did I mention this was sweet? I don’t mind sweet, but this was too much. Medium bodied. I am seeing more misses than hits with the recent New Holland beers.