Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Hazy golden body with a moderate, white, quickly diminishing head. Sweet, spicy and slightly sour aroma of coriander, clove, lemon, banana, bubblegum, sourdough bread, peach skins, other fruity esters and some whole, moderate grains. A little time to breathe, really brings out a lot of the beautiful aromas that are missing at first. The body isn’t too thick, actually it could use a little more heft, but is very smooth, almost silky. The flavors highlight all of the complexity and beauty of the aroma. The sweet, fruity aromas match perfectly with the spices and yeast elements. The finish is long, but enjoyable and not too cumbersome in the middle of an extreme heat wave. The alcohol is all but non-existent. All told, this is easily the best beer I’ve had from Two Brothers. A true treat. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2005
22 oz bottle, [fresh 2005 bottling]: cloudy, dusty peach colored body with an almost non-existent champagne colored head. Clove and banana flesh effervescence tingle my eye lashes as well as my nostrils. Spicy yeast mixes with orange rinds and cracked pepper to release an incredibly complex and deep flavour, that has a wonderful balance. A long sourness in the finish also lends well to the initial spice. White grape skins and another dose of ground cloves wraps a wonderful beer from the brothers in Warrenville. Thanks guys! pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Aroma: Dried fruits, spices--clove, ginger--and hints of caramel. Layered and complex.
Appearance: Dark straw color with minimal head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Medium sweetness tempered by a light sourness in the finish. Well balanced and even.
Palate: Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: This is a solid, well crafted beer. I would have liked a little more carbonation and body, but it’s a really complex and well designed brew. I’d seek it out again. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2005
22 oz bottle pours cloudy hazy bright yellow-orange with a small off white foamy head of small bubbles that doesn’t last long, not much lacing either. Fruity and spicy yeasty aromas. Fruity and spicy yeasty flavors. Full bodied with soft carbonation, full and smooth mouthfeel, alcohol is hardly noticed. A very tasty tripel, I think I will pick up another bottle. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Sampled at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a hazy golden brew with a thick white head that has some nice retention, spotty lacing that dissipates toa fine film and thin ring. Aroma of golden multi-grain malt, coriander, banana ester, candi sugar and a touch of orange zest. Taste is creamy, malty, light carbonation with flavors of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, coriander and some orange peel. Finish is slighlty spicy, some banana esters and a touch of white pepper. According to past ratings from two years ago it looks like Two Brothers have tweaked the recipe making this a fine Tripel to come out of America. Nice to see Two Brothers brought this one out of retirement after two years.
Braudog (6781) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bomber. Pours like you think a tripel should ... deep golden, without too much fluster. Same with the aroma -- rich and sweet, full of grape-laced fruitiness. Very nice rounded flavors, sweet, fruity, candied. None of the funky farmhouse-ish-ness that turns off some, this instead is just a nice fruity (and strong) Belgian beauty. (#3678, 9/20/2009) lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2005
Hazy orange-yellow beer with fine creamy froth. Aroma is outspoken fruity, its like smelling the dough of a unbaked lemoncake. There are soft yeasty accents with touches of abricot, peaches, Clementines in syrup (canned version Del Monte) dried orange skin, soft spices and fat yoghurt with fresh pieces of pineapple. The taste is Cake like and very fruity. It has hints of malts, milkbread, confit d’orange, masis banda, apricot chutny, white candi sugar, sultanas, and some mascarpone cheese. The hops are allmost not detectable but gives this brew an extra touch. Huge thanks Denton (Jokes) for sending me this most original brew. badgerben (5251) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
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. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Hazy hazy yellow, lots of sediment. Minimal head. Flavors of wheat, banana, ripe fruits, yeast, candy sugar and a bit of spice. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate. Low carbonation. Mild spice finish. Pretty solid stuff, definitely one of the better Two Bros offerings. Rciesla (5499) - 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.