Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
A bit darker than average with its amber looks, but covered by a nice tight off-white to pale beige foam. Fairly fruity in the nose, having the usual banana esters, but also some interesting white grape notes which pair with the hefty alcohol component to give a vinous kick to this honeyed tripel. Soft herbal hops do give a spicy kick where the yeast is not all that characterful except for its fruity hints. On the palate, the active carbonation is fitting although larger bubbles would have been expected. The carbonation nonetheless manages to dry the palate out a good bit making it seem fortunately drier than it really is with its full honey-like, almost biscuity maltiness. A fair Tripel, on the fruity side of things, but pleasantly balanced. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a dense, well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up bright white pepper, clove, and floral (lavender?) spicage over bready malts.. light green apple and other light fruits showed as it warmed.. spicy and warm. The flavor found honey-kissed biscuity malts on the warm core.. tacky spices (black pepper and darker fruits above all else) around.. finished with peppery spicage and alcohol warmth.. tasty stuff! Medium-plus bodied with lower carbonation.. spicy and engaging.. I enjoyed it. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Thin white head. Totally hazy orange amber color. Yeast particles floating about. Little lace. Nice light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Bigger body. Caramel, belgian yeasts, candi sugar. Little alcohol taste, not too much. Hint of smokiness. Nice bitter spicy taste, some savory. Nice to sip - a well done tripel. 10% ABV is well-hidden. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy murky yellow brown. Aroma of Belgian yeast, toffee, candy floss, candied sugar, fruity. Flavour is the same. Medium bodied. Nice example of the style. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Clear orange until I got to the yeast, then moderately hazed orange amber color. Yeast particulates at bottom of glass. Just one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is lacking, but a good sized ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Wonderfully spicy with white pepper, clove, and hints of corriander. Mildly yeasty. Flowery hops with a touch of herbalness in there as well. Somewhat sugary with peach, pear, and apple fruitiness. Very well done.
4.0 T: Tastes like the nose, but perhaps a bit less impressive. Peppery with lesser clove and corriander from the yeast with a moderate yeastiness. Flowery and sugary with hay like earthiness joining the scene. Peach, pear, and apple fruitiness again. Booze well in check.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation level and while it is somewhat spritzy, it isn’t spritzy enough. Good creaminess though.
4.0 D: Tasty beer. I only wonder if I’m rating this higher than I should since I haven’t had a decent tripel in ages.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-10-2012 02:52:44
Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2012
12oz bottle - pours clear bronze with thin off-white head. Nose is alcohol, pear and caramel malts. Flavor adds desert fruit and more alcohol. Taste is sweet, real sweet. Dry finish that will make me snore all night. It almost tastes like soap in a weird way, but keeps me wanting more. Clive Barker couldn’t have made a better beer if he tried. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small beige head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with some herbal notes. Nice yeast flavor with soft fruit (very little banana) and earthy herbal notes. Not overly sweet and the alcohol is well hidden.
alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours orange yellow with no head. Aroma of orange,clove, banana, bubble gum, and yeast. Flavor is fruity-orange and banana with clove, bubble gum and yeast. Decent lacing. Good beer. GRM (4019) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, purchased at Beers of the world (trip to Chicago with Louise) on August 2 2011, savoured March 9 2012; eye: golden with an orangey hue, almost clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: yeast, light orange, light alcohol, light malt, light pepper; mouth: yeast, light orange, alcohol, light malt, light Cayenne pepper, finale in alcohol with fruity presence, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, achetée chez Beers of the world (voyage à Chicago avec Louise) le 2 aout 2011, savourée le 9 mars 2012; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, presque limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : levure, léger orange, léger alcool, léger malt, léger poivre; bouche : levure, léger orange, alcool, léger malt, léger poivre de Cayenne, finale en alcool avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
The aroma is peppery as hell; estery, flowery hop. Orange rind. Touch of dry white wine. Spicy, musty.
Looks cloudy, yellow-orange. Ring of pure white head, crown of lace. Sediment and tiny bubbles.
The flavor is orange peel, champagne notes. Peppery malts, touch of spicy peppercorns. Some definite horseblanket flavors.
The palate is dry, fizzy, a little sandpapery. Very bubbly. It’s like a strong mimosa: not really my style but pretty good.