UXO (1896) - CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with a thin white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (2/5) Aroma: doughy yeast, apples and pears, stone fruit, pale malt. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, light tart. (7/10) Medium-light body, moderate-high carbonation, drying bitter and warming finish. (3/5)
Meh. It’s not terrible, once you get past the yeast smell. But that initial aroma is one of bready, doughy baking yeast - like old-school homebrew. It tastes a fair bit better than it smells, and on the up side, the promised emboozlement is definitely present. On the down side, so’s the eponymous rough draft aspect. Too sweet, and just not very well put together - and for the price, there are better examples of the style out there.(11/20) AgentAle (1750) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
Aroma is sweet lightly roasted malts, clove, light funk and earthiness. Some apple and pear. Taste is sweet malts with citrus, apple, pear, belgian sugar and yeast. Nice sweet finish. Appearance is a cloudy yellow medium head that retains quite well. bergstaden (2982) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with hints of citrus and some yeasty notes - Malt body and some wheat flavour with spicy yeasts and citrus with some bitterness in the end - Malt, citrus and soicy yeasts goes into the finish - This was nice madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
5th May 2015JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Hazy gold beer, good size pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crispy and semi dry. Semi sweet malts. Drying alcoholic mid, some modest spirit. Trace of dried fruits. Airy dry finish. A little rough round the edges but not terrible.
On draft at the brewery. Clear golden pour, with a white head. Sweet, sugary, boozy, banana, yeast, pear, and mild bread. Not for me, sugary booze.
GarrettB (1600) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
July 10th, 2013 - Their Embezzlement Tripel is the first beer I’ve had from Rought Draft at the brewery itself, which is a far away, spacious chamber filled halfway with brewery equipment, and the other half dedicated to serving thirsty customers. Beer one on our sampler tray was the Embezzlement Tripel. It’s a bit pale for a triple, with a clean, clear lens and a bit of fog on the glass. The smell is on the thin side, and a bit diluted, but has the earthy, funky notes of sake and a touch of that dry, semi-sweet scent of popcorn. "Cool", according to my notes. The flavor is not so tactful, with a hyper buttery taste and a hyper alcohol burn, scorching a path along the tongue and on the way down. Pear and popcorn follow in its wake with some roast chicken, healing the fresh scar, but that foretaste is a wild, kicking ride. patricks110 (2495) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Hmmm...odd brew. The pour is bright gold and amber with a fizzy off white head that dies instantly leaving a few soapy bubbles in the middle. The nose is fresh and bright with nice yeast and estery notes, light clove and coriander spices. A few grassy and lightly spiced hop notes flutter to the surface. Overall, a bit bland and boring for the style. The middle has grainy malt notes accompanying light grassy hops and spices. The finish is bland and has an overbearing alcohol flavour. Overall, just bland and not suitable for the style. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
First thought on tasting is that body is a little thick. Second thought is that the flavor is nice and a cool pepperiness. Crisp amber. Soft white foam. reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
650ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and grains with some yeasty notes. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a grassy and citrus hop bitterness finishing with a light yeasty note. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation that tickles the tongue. A decent tripel, but there are many better choices out there. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a average white head. Aroma is fruity with apple being the predominate. Also some ester and clove. Flavor is super sweet at first then comes a bit of fruit juice and some dry honey malt. Alcohol makes an appearance toward the end. Was going in the right direction but too much sweetness and not enough Belgian yeastiness. Also this was kinda flat for a tripel.