ben4321 (6503) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/23/12
GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
Aroma: The nose has some honey, a decent amount of yeast, and quite bit of spice
Appearance: The pour is a cloudy gold-orange color with a small white head and light lacing
Flavor: The taste is rather sweet as well, with a big spice presence, and minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a soft carbonation, and a rather sticky feel on the mouth
This was a decent, though heavily sweet, example of a Tripel. It wasn’t a favorite for me, but it was a decent one.
Not much ginger, really. Clove and banana in the nose. Kind of bland. Not bad, per se, just boring. nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
22oz bottle pours a lightly burnt gold with a cloudy white head. Nose is sweet, boozy, yeasty, lightly musty, orange flowers. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, cloves, white pepper. Full bodied, sweet finish. williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Halfway between apricot and cider in pour color. Not much head. Dried fruit (mango, apricot, raisins), yeast in nose. Flavor is big caramel malts, yeast, spices (ginger), and a little bit of the fruit.
Dry finish with some faint lingering sticky fruits.
Complex. tasty. rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Light fruit and yeast aroma. Hazy orange color with a small white head. Sweet with a musty bitter finish.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
650mL bottle shared by an Ottawa area beer geek. Thanks Dan. Poured a clear straw gold until the bottom of the bottle showed up and we got some ridiculous clumpy yeast that made it all hazy and cool looking. Aroma was very ’sweet’, something I experience with all American saisons I have. Lots of fruit and candy, powdered sugar. Flavour is a lot dryer what with the yeast, no hops to speak of and only a minor hint of ginger in the finish. Minor spice. Still very sweet, though over-all enjoyable. Not something I would ever go out of my way for but good to try. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2010
Hazy darker blond coloured beer with some small yeast particles and almost no carbonation with a small white head. Light bitter hoppy hinted aroma with a short yeasty and sweeter alcoholic undertone. Finish is light bitter herby touched with a fruity hoppy bitter dry ending. Nice brew. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Murky golden color/ fleeting head. Light fruit aromas with belg yeast, perfume, marshmallow. medium body. Soft fruity, earthy flavors of apricots, peaches, toasted marshmallow, cooked ginger, pale malt. Very easy drinking, hit the spot. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a clear golden color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of candy sugar, bubblegum, caramel, honey, light floral esters. Flavor is about the same. Medium body with a pleasing malty sweet finish. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2009
bottle, Tampa xmas gathering.
Pours cloudy golden, white head.
aroma and flavor, pack a punch of citrus hops, yeasty mouthfeel with distinct Belgian notes and grainy; wheat palate, some tea like herbs followed by the spiced ginger root and doughy malts.