migwell (366) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Well my favorite pub, the Foundry, had scheduled a Wicked Weed week prior to the breaking news of their acquisition by ABinbev. They decided to bring up all 8 kegs from the cellar to sever all ties with the brewery, so I get to try quite a few this week, before WW goes on the sh-t list. Too bad the damn beer is so good. On tap, this is a decent tripel, hitting most of the right notes, aroma, look, flavor, finish, spiciness... and hiding the high alcohol content as well. This is a fine product that the Budheads will use to try to drive a stake into craft brewing through pricing and buying up more shelf space for ’their’ craft brews. A deal with the devil indeed. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a one finger fizzy white head. The nose is sweet and fruity pale maltiness with a hint of honey and light alcohol. The flavor is pretty spot on as far as a Duvel clone goes, probably one of the better examples. Sweet, slightly alcoholic, lingering pale malt. Rather clean and smooth. Full bodied, chewy and sticky, with a warming finish. Decent effort. egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Spices, phenols, vanilla, citrus, pepper, dry finish. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2017
Draught at Salty Pig, 3/4/17.baraciisch (3349) - California, USA - APR 2, 2017
Clear bronze-golden with a small white head atop showing moderate to low retention.
I get decidedly more fruity, heavily estery aromas than any real heavy pepper here. Lots of apple, nectarine and a strong undercurrent of honey from the malt. Maybe a bit more peach and banana than I’d like, as well.
Sweet and malty in the mouth with pear, peach and banana. Lots of clove and light bubble gum with light alcohol warmth, a sidenote of white pepper and strong lemon rind on the finish. A bit underdeveloped in both yeast and malt, with strong breadiness, light caramel and too much sugar, ultimately, as well as cheap banana and peach esters. Carbonation is ample, fairly engaging with alcohol masked well by the malt. It’s not as bad as most Bruery Belgians, but it’s certainly nothing to write home about.
Clear golden in color, thick foamy white head... Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, cloves, spices... Flavor of Belgian candied sugar, biscuity malts, spices, esters... Really a nicely done Belgium, Duvel would be proud
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JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2017
appearance: clear deep gold, thick white head. aroma: banana, clove, yeast, honey, white pepper. taste: cracker, white toast, honey, clove, yeast, banana, marmalade, pepper. finish: lingering slightly sweet, light grass and pepper, some yeast. notes: Really nice. Felt almost like Tripel Karmeliet, but not quite as grassy and peppery. Good palate. Subtle alcohol. Bottle from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.
onceblind (10329) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Cloudy golden under a thick fluffy white head. Thick earthy musty Belgian nose with toast and chewy golden graininess. Smooth delightful malty flavor that’s bready and fluffy yeasty with a smooth gentle Belgian fruit and dusty ester. Delightful. ajnepple (6982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2017
On tap at Hops & Pie. Pale golden and pretty clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of fruity esters, Belgian yeast, light herbal spice, light hops and a touch of banana. Similar flavor, adding moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Medium to full body with soft carbonation, a smooth creamy feel and a fruity ester finish. Solid. tsd08460 (1223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine Gainesville
Aroma: Belgian yeast, citrus, caramel
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Delicious HeadyDE (868) - Delaware, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours a nice golden yellow golden color with 1 finger head, nose is not intense but has that Belgian character with some clove, banana peel, mouthfeel is surprisingly light to medium bodied for the high abv, no heat or burn on this, could be dangerous for sure, a nice American take on a Belgian style, quite nice