jgb9348 (6726) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2018 BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden-orange body with a large white head. Aroma is dry, pear, coriander, candi sugar, tarragon, dried pineapple, apricot and orange peal. Taste is slightly buttery, medium sweet, candi sugar, ginger, bread. Reminds me a bit of an older Westmalle. Slick, butter mouthfeel (seems off), lively bubbles. Medium booze. Some diacetyl going on it seems (surprising, but I do get it on the flavor and mouthfeel).
Hazy golden coloured body with a rich, thick, five to six centimetre tall off-white head that leaves a pretty nice lace on top that shows mostly of raw honey and a bit of wax on top - nice. Aroma of coriander seed, a heavy hand of cloves, some relatively pungent alcohol and honey along with a bit dose of curacao and some dry earthy notes as well - strong and showing a lot of character throughout. Medium to Full-bodied; Exceptionally rich earthy and grainy flavour with a dose of citrus, coriander seed, curacao, honey and even some apples and pears noticeable, but the alcohol cannot be hidden - strong and pungent throughout, despite the age. Aftertaste is nice and mostly sweet, with a nice grainy and earth note and a little citrus and orange flavour at the tail end as well. Overall, a nice and robust beer that shows some roundness to the harsher edges and a still pungent beer, but relatively easy-going product, given it's nearly 3 year age in my basement. Nice to sample and well worth keeping it for this period of time to snuff out the pungency, but this still shows some bite and is best keeping for a while before drinking, if they still brew this. I sampled this corked and caged 75cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 24-June-2015 for US$11,99 sampled at home in Washington after returning from New York itself and after the 2018 Winter Olympics ended in PyeongChang, [Republic of / South] Korea on 26-February-2018. GC1379 (53) - - DEC 17, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 Large Format bottle at home - Pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head - smells of yeast, cloves, and spices - malty sweetness in the front mild hoppy bitterness in the back of the palette. Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, clove, fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, hops, clove, citrus/fruit, and some spice; Nicely balanced; Classic tripel. chadski (188) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Scent is subtle banana and clove. Bright orange pour. Taste is malty but balanced by honey sweetness. Really good. alexsdad06 (11561) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle sample from backlog notes. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, honey, bright citrus, yeast, bready, mild spices, pretty decent tripel.
arkurzynski (2484) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Golden pour with copious white head. Hits all the marks for a solid tripel. Well-attenuated, citrus, good yeast presence. arn8897 (460) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2017
750 ml bottle from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield Ohio. Clearance for under $5.00 a great bargain! Pours a cloudy amber gold with a white head. Aromas of malt and banana with some orange and herbal Aromas also. Flavor is the same with a little sweetness from the malt. Very complex flavor. Lots of layers of flavor. Light to medium palate. Little lacing in the glass. Nice bitterness at the finish. No alcohol burn at all. Very nice beer. mansquito (7386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2017
From a variety pack: pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is quite spicy, fruity, sugary, not boozy. Taste is rather thick, sweet, and spicy. Hefty body. Lingeringn coriander aftertaste. A rather proper tripel. tightslice (1537) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is bready, spicy yeast esters, citrus, light floral coriander. Taste is crisp and spicy, but also soft. Amazing mouthfeel and just enough character to be special but also very drinkable. Lemon zest, crackers, light pepper, spiced lemon cookies, maybe some peaches. Awesome. Blairgus (4626) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
9 Feb 2017, bottle. yellow, faintly hazy. nose is light banana and coriander. med body and mildly fizzy. banana, maybe bubble gum, some bramble, faintly spicy, moderately sweet. Not huge in any area. rather nice.