Notes added 06/29/2021 (pictured)
Looking back on the initial review, it’s odd that the color was described that way in 2014. The latest bottle (and I’ve had this countless times), gives a lovely, typically golden body underneath that amazingly rocky head. Dry hop element still pushes back on the classic Tripel notes for me. Alcohol solvent remains present.
Original notes 07/01/2014
Most recently $8.50 at Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA (for the 33cL bottle)
$2.95 (Small bottle) Green’s Beverage, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA, also $6.95 750 mL, Green’s.
July 1st 2004, First day of stronger beers being legally sold in GA!
A cloudy brown pour that really isn’t all that attractive, but there is a beautiful rock foam atop that makes a great decoration. The whole brew is chock full of taste, with the sweetness and bitterness in just the correct proportion. The ABV is strong enough to give the beer its edge, but not too much as to overpower it.
Smashing malty aftertaste that fades to sweet fruit very quickly. Some definite bananas and pineapple in there. My only complaint – didn’t last long enough!
Wonderful example of the style with a low bitterness and pale, sweet, well disguised higher alcohol content.