DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured into a snifter. I absolutely hate Golden Monkey, so I don’t have high hopes for this. Hopefully I’m wrong.
2.75 A: Murky golden brown color. Not a lot of off-white head formed and what did fell pretty quickly.
4.5 S: Well this is already an improvement over the Golden. The wine and especially the barrel come through quite well. Vinous white grape, vanilla, melon, and wildflowers. Oak and vanilla. Spicy peppery yeastiness. Hay, light fruits, honey. I don’t know if Golden Monkey just needs time to develop or if the barrel makes this the way it is, but this smells wonderful and totally unlike the regular.
3.75 T: The taste isn’t nearly as good as the nose, but it’s still a helluva lot better than Golden Monkey. Again the barrel leads the way. White grape, melon, floral, vanilla, and oak. Peppery yeast, honey, honeydew. Again, it’s good, but it’s just missing the smoothness the nose has.
3.75 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Good here.
3.75 D: Infinitely better than Golden Monkey. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Give it a go if you see it.
DavoleBomb, Jun 05, 2013 Sledutah (7763) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the holiday tasting trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Cloudy straw golden with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma and flavors are woody, oak, wine, dry finish
Ok, but too sweet.
Draft at Big Wood 2014. White wine and honey. Not much oak. Golden. Only slightly boozy. luttonm (6565) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at Big Wood 2014 at Brouwer’s. Chardonnay aroma, very oaky, vanilla pod. Golden Belgian - american style at least - with good yeast. Clear gold, sparkly. Apple and pear brandy. Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle pours medium gold with foamy white head. Aroma belgian yeast, malts and wine. Paste matches with typical tripel flavor and vinous notes. Didn’t get much oak. Full palate. Nice beer, pretty much what you’d expect.
oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours golden with white head. Taste is sweet fruit with some oak and wine. bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
750 c&c from Craftshack. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is oaky and slightly winey. Med body. Flavor is mildly citrus, winey and woody. Very pleasant, tho missing fruity esters of the standard tripels. Not strongly flavored, but tasty. marcus (10493) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with an attractive white head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with some citrus and a white wine finish. No typical Belgian yeast esters, so it doesn’t realy tadte like a Tripel. Still pretty good though. AirForceHops (7546) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Aroma is mostly white wine with oak barrel. Appearance is hazy gold with a orange hue. Some head retention in the snifter.emacgee (4698) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Flavors shows musky grapes, chardonnay wine, wet oak leading into a very dry finish. Not sure how the wine barrel helps the base beer. In fact this is more like drinking a cheap chardonnay rather than a Belgian Triple. If you like white wine this is drinkable, otherwise I would skip it.
Man, one smell/taste of this and I am reminded of the several oaked beers that I’ve made that just went fucking nuts. This beer is an oak bomb. Hazy straw gold pour with two fingers of frothy white head. Nose is super oaky with a defined cedar wood note. Very buttery with little to no vinous quality. Some spicy notes and a little yeasty. Very interesting but a little too much oak for my taste. Very buttery with spicy wood and a lightly herbal and vinous quality. Very woody/cedary in the flavor too. Almost cooked vegetable character. Medium boded.