Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
In short: A really messy sweet beer of some kind. Really bad.ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2008
How: Bottle 22oz. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Cloudy dark dirty yellow topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose of rot, butter and flowers… what the… Taste is just weird and off. Too sweet, flower juice, buttery pie crust, honey, perfume. No need to expand on my limited notes, this is bad, really bad. Oh Brother! What the hell was that? I hope this was a bad bottle. This thing had more problems than a squirrel on a six lane highway.
Bomber, my 35th ’Tripel". Sweet and chalky, very yeasty nose, soft pale malts with just a little vanilla. Light spice and pepper. Hazy golden pour with a creamy beige head. Taste is sharply tart but not really all that acidic, gradually breadening out with some soft malt. Faint coriander and medium-strength pepper with a touch of orange rind and slightly harsher spice, perhaps a bit of booze toward the end, as well. Honey and phenols! Mediumish body. Wholly agree with the reviews that consider this a big Belgian Golden rather than a Tripel. And, though I’m dinging this a bit with a "low" rating (at 3.0), I still rather enjoyed drinking it. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2005
[draught at The Map Room] - somewhat cloudy gold, with almost no head or lace (appears almost flat) - mild, yeasty aroma, with a touch of lemon/orange, clove, maybe - a little peppery as others have noted, with enough sweetness to cut it, but not to overpower - fairly balanced, but really not all that interesting or different - there are lots of great american-made tripels, but this is just run-of-the-mill. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 From a 22 oz bottle obtained in a trade with Eric in Indiana this poured a rich orange color with some haze, a nice white head, and excellent lacing. Big nose of ripe fruit with banana and clove. Rich mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with a little tartness and nice spicy finish. Very drinkable. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow body with a mostly white head. Sweet and malty up front with loads of fruit. Tart cherries, citrus, sweet alcohol latent candied sugars, bananas and a hint of lemon. Apple and some chewy sweetness with a light tart finish. A mild spiciness also finds its way in here as well. This beer was all over the place, i enjoyed it.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2005
This is a nice drink, but not "extreme or unusual" as advertized. It pours a slightly hazed golden body with a very short-lived fizzy white head that couldn’t care less about lacing. It’s got a soft, yeastily fruity aroma - bananas, cherries, orange (?) - and is a little tart. Lively in the mouth, it has a sweet malt and citric flavor backed up by cloves and white pepper. It’s got a sticky-dry, peppery finish. Despite it’s 8.5% abv, this comes across more like a Belgian golden ale than it does an abbey tripel.badgerben (5374) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
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Cloudy gold color with a thin head. Lots of coriander aroma, marshmallow and wheat. The flavor starts off heavy on the wheat, almost like a witbier. Plenty of coriander. Yeast and bread... very chewy. A bit of sugary sweetness on the finish. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Thanks for the bottle, Duane. I was expecting a lot after enjoying Hop Juice. Hazy medium gold colored body. The aroma is Granny Smith apples with cinnamon and some light mango. The taste is warm peach pie with cinnamon. There is also some tart cherries in the finish. This is toward the fruity end of tripels, but not overly sweet. The body is smooth and relatively thin for the style. This is a beer that begs to be savored. Decent. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2013
Backlog rating 3-11-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small off-white fizzy head that has good retention, one ring of lacing, floaties, visible carbonation, and the body hue is straw with a golden tint. The aroma is spicy, fruity, sugar, and malty. The taste is alcohol, spicy, fruity, sugar, malty, and some hops. The palate is spritzy and this is a medium bodied beer. This beer ends with a semi-dry finish. Overall, this is a beer I would drink again and the ABV does not overpower the taste. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2006
22 oz bottle from DiCarlos Armanetti in Mundelein, IL, (Dec 2005) drunk at cellar temperature from a La Chouffe glass at home. Pours with a smallish lasting snowy head atop a dark golden-amber translucent body....little lace or yeasty chunks apparent....middle-of-the-road sweet/sour aroma, with a bit of orangepeel and sourdough, little dusty-old yeast but really nothing to remember....mouthfeel fairly neutral with light yeastiness, medium body and a little syrupy/sticky character....flavor rather pedestrian, lightly orangey-peppery, bit of sourness and yeast....ehhh, hard to come up with anything to say, perhaps some sour apple as well towards the finish, yes that’s it, more tart than most at the end but really it doesn’t add up to anything significant, another attempt from these fine Illinois boys at something special that is just...adequate.