MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Taste at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Gatheringben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
From ’04 according to someone. Straight gold with a white head. The nose and flavor are shot here, no tripel elements remaining though I get a fair amount of alcohol, pepper, bubblegum, and celery. Quite watery through and through. I’ll definitely be looking for a younger version down the road.
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods-Bowery, 4/23/10
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Aroma: The nose has some citrus to it, as well as a strong spice presence, and some sugary notes
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head
Flavor: The taste is medium-high sweet, lots of spice, and minimal bitterness
Palate: This one has a light body, a somewhat oily mouthfeel, and a lively carbonation
Overall, I found this beer to be pretty enjoyable. A nice flavorful American attempt at the style. Good, not great, but very solid.
22 oz bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.
A- body is a translucent golden yellow that pours with an impressive 1-2 finger eggshell white head. head fades slowly but completely leaving no lacing behind in the glass. cloudiness is dynamic and much more present at the bottom of the bottle.
S- Nose is faint, but decent. Fruity esters of apples and perhaps pears are upfront, with a hint of spiciness, a hint of alcohol, and lots of yeast.
T- flavor is similar to the nose. A light, dry fruitiness upfront with an accent of spiciness and a subtle yeast backbone. The finish is adds a touch of phenolic flavors but also has a slight presence of floral hop flavor. Slight remnants of the initial flavor along with medium strength alcohol warmth linger-but overall clean and dry.
P-Low carbonation and light body with alcohol consistency and yeast fighting for dominance, but both are faint.
O- This is a pretty good tripel overall. A bit boozier than my favorites but maybe this needs some aging (I aged Merry Monks and took that took care of the booziness problem). I may purchase this again but will cellar for awhile before retasting.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-04-2008 02:51:06 reapermedic (26) - USA - APR 3, 2010
Very reminisant of one of my favorites of the Abbey Ail type, Grimbergan, it poura a nice cloudy orangy brown color, very floral fragrent nose, medium carbonation, nice after taste, pleasing mouth feel. Southampton has made a very passable Abbey Style ale here, I look forward to having it again. mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Flat and lifeless, no "pop". Dull palate that tasted almost watered down.
dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours dark gold with a thin white head. Caramel malt aroma, not much else.
thin malt, fruity Belgian yeast esters and caramel malt taste. Disappointed. Bock Knocker (15) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
750ml pours a slightly cloudy light orange with a small head. Aroma is citrus and tart. Taste of citrus throughout. This is a very smooth and refreshing beer. thornecb (6062) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours light gold into a trappist glass. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Candi and light bubblegum aromas. Thin upfront with hay and bread turning tingly and hot in the lasting dusty fruit and hop finish. blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity sweet aroma with some yeasty notes. The flavor is fruity and sweet with notes of peaches, citrus fruits, and spices. Not bad. glennmastrange (2922) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with hay for the malt, grass and perfume for the hops, barnyard for the yeast, with hints of wood, spice and grape. Head is small, frothy, white and is fully diminishing. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, dry with a lively carbonation and a very dry and lightly alcoholic finish.