coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Pours a clear, golden, orange color, with a hint of amber. One finger head of frothy white foam that dissipates quickly. Lacing is decent, but minimal.
Nice sugarey sweetness greets me first. Followed up with some nice fruitiness and a touch of spices. Slight hints of malts.
A very good, mild triple. Nice fruit flavors, accompanied by a touch of floral. Apples, pears and a touch of banana, are mixed with corriander and clove. The spices are balanced by a nice level of sugar sweetness.
Nice and creamy smooth feeling, in the mouth. Enough body to interest you, yet not enough to overpower. Perfect level of medium carbonation.
If you want a brew that doesn’t ask too much of you, this could be it. Very smooth, light, and easy to drink. Recommended, if you have the opportunity.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 10/3/03. Poured out of 22 oz. bottle, bought at Stone Brewery in San Marcos, CA 10/3/03. Rare that a beer conjures sentimental feelings when you drink it, and even more rare when it's the first time you've tried it. I'm sure many people will be toasting their glasses of Sawyer's Triple to the memory of its namesake, the late Sawyer Sherwood, who tragically passed long before his time. It's difficult to "rate" such a beer, because circumstances make this one extraordinarily special, no matter how it tastes. Problem is, it's delicious. Pours to a bright, clear golden hue with a slight, white head that diminishes. Nose is light and slightly sweet with a little undercurrent of spice, very pleasant, almost like a golden cream. Flavor is a bit fruity and subtly spicy. Immediate but inviting yeast character and hum on the tongue and, again, very creamy. Finishes incredibly smooth and subtle, but still respectably long, flavors of banana developing with slight drying. A different kind of brew from Stone, and no better time to make something as delicate, lovely, and singular among their brews as this. Cheers, Sawyer. . . egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 Poured a clear golden color with a very small white head, Aroma of oranges, peach, some yeast, and I finally figured out it was vanilla I was smelling. Taste was spicy, citrusy, and mildy hoppy. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Golden color with little head. Aroma is malt, yeast, and spice. Palate is nice, Good carbonation, soft and with a crisp finish. Spicy and warming as alcohol is evident, just barely.
I had a hard time putting this one down until it was all gone. Very good triple and I hope Stone decides to add this to their line-up permenantly as I could drink some more. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Thanks to jcalabre for this very special brew. An excellent example of the style - very well balanced, complex and interesting, Stone gets it right and adds their own touch of class.
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Thanks to TChrome for the trade. As if buying beer wasn't an enjoyable enough experience, doing it for a good cause makes it all the better! This is one of the more enjoyable Tripels I have had to boot. Pours a lightly cloudy and bright yellow-orange/apricot color with a medium thin white head. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma of citrus, banana and hops. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of citrus, pepper, coriander and apricot. The finish has a bit of alcohol kick to it, along with some fruit. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2004
The beer as it vamooses from the 22 ounce bottle pours a resplendent lucid golden-orange with a diminutive bright white head that is creamy in texture, the lace a wispy silk like sheet to obscure the glass. The aroma of over ripe fruit, yeast and a sugar cookie like sweetness pervades this crisp and appetizing nose, start is ambrosial with a personable malt profile, the top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish has a salubrious acidity and the hops saporous with the aftertaste dry and long lasting, a quite quaffable and thirst quenching beer. SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
Nice golden hue and almost no head. One bottle had decent lacing while the other had no lacing at all. Wow, a great grassy nose with banana and spicy notes. The flavor is banana, bubble gum, and buttery sweet. A decent alcohol aftertaste lingers on the end. Very nice. A slightly higher ABV and a drier finish would make this my favorite tripel. Complex in its subtlety. I prefer this to chimay white or tripel karmeliet anyday. GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 aroma like candied fruits... light honey/orange colored... light, balanced and very drinkable. a smiling beer. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Draft at Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Aroma is brown sugar, sweet, malty banana yeasts in there as well. Transparent orangeish color with a small off-white head. Sweet, yet malty banana yeasts with some nice hops. Not overly hopped, but well balanced. One of the better beers I had at this festival.