phaleslu (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2017 Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bready aroma, with a hint of spice. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a big white head. The flavor is of light fruits, with the alcohol very well hidden. The finish is sweet, with a touch of spices. I did detect a couple of off notes, nothing to overpowering, but lurking there in the taste. Not a bad big beer.
12 oz. bottle from Root Cellar. Pours a cloudy orange with yeast sediment and a small off-white head that settles into a thin film. Notes of sugar cookie, dried fruits (apricot, raisins, figs), honey, toffee, booze, earth, mild spice, and some floral resin. Full-bodied, with a thick, chewy, boozy, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is what I think of when I think of earlier American craft examples of a tripel. Not exactly as elegant as the label says. jgb9348 (6434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2017
Relatively clear deep copper coloured body with a lot of suspended particles noticeable, a very thin tan head and a few bubbles roaming around. Aroma of bread, heavy yeast, alcohol, honey, grain and a faint hint of citrus. Light to perhaps Medium-bodied; Assertive orange and curacao flavours at first with an odd acidity, then showing some bread, yeast, alcohol, grain and hints of caster sugar and honey near the end. Aftertaste shows a bit more body and depth, but fairly mild, especially for the style, with some bread, pungent yeast, dry grassy and hay flavours and a touch of citrus and curacao at the end couples with the yeast and alcohol. Overall, a rather mellow, simple and unassuming tripel that shows a touch more character and complexity at the end, but the initial tastes and especially the body are much different and less typical than I expected. Still nice to try, perhaps a bit fresher to get [oddly enough, that I’d actually want it more?] a more pungent, distinctive and aggressive flavour profile. I sampled this gold foil sealed twelve ounce bottle purchased from Murray’s Cheese in New York (Greenwich Village), New York on 20-June-2015 for US$4,99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-April-2017.
Bottled: [unknown] // Purchased: 20-June-2015 // Sampled: 23-April-2017 Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The typical spiciness and bitterness that I find come with a lot of tripels isn’t there and is instead sweet and very nice on the nose. This is a strong showing. BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Aroma banana, clove, Apple,
Appearance amber, orange, cloudy, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall a really nice triple. All the right spices and that lively carbonation on your tongue. I would suggest this beer to a friend. ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Cloudy orange colored. Spicy nose with citrus notes. Etoh hits the nose and burns the throat. Pleasant pleased.
jsporrer (1085) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a very cloudy caramel brown like apple cider. A lot of sediment. Strong, sweet caramel toffee aroma. Flavors of semi-sweet toffee with a strong alcohol feel underneath. Not harsh but a nice warm finish. Interesting! Feels more like a barley wine than a tripel. Ahuth (642) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottled. Has a nice brown. Huge Belgium taste. Has a sweet nutty malt. Has a roasty hint of coffee malt. . Very good beer... JK (6252) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
GABF 2015. Hazy orange color, can almost see through it. White head on top. Very sweet, almost cloying, honey and nutmeg, I might be getting a little apple. Alcohol is well hidden. Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle to glass. Nose is huge in peppery alcohol with some banana esters under that. I can literally smell the alcohol burning my nose. A very cloudy dark orange with minimal head. Signs are not looking good. Taste is a super sweet pepper mess. Way too sweet, no alcohol balance, under carbonated and just not good. Sorry. partchapol (144) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Weak smell of floral, sugar cane, peach, color in golden peach, Taste of yellow fruit, caramel, a bit high bitterness, high in alcohol, right texture, full body, good beer, but still feel like imitation of Belgium beer. It’s closer though.