Solstice - Pisgah Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.
Hazy straw yellow in appearance, definitely unfiltered. Smell of dry yeast and light funk. Taste is tons of yeast and spice and sweet. Spices are heavy on the coriander. Med-high carb and med-light body.
A very good and very spicy tripel.
from notes, Mar 17, 2012
10-30-2012 15:25:25 | More by VaterRoss
4.23/5 rDev +5%
On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville. Served in a goblet.
A - dark gold with a hazy orangish hue; thin lacing of white head; ton of carbonation rising to the top
S - orange peel, belgian funk, spicy
T - white grapes, spicy, yeasty, warming alcohol in the finish
M - warm, medium to full bodied, well carbonated, smooth
This is a pretty decent Tripel. It has decent flavor. The alcohol is noticeable but doesn't detract from anything. It's worth trying.
05-26-2012 18:02:38 | More by tdm168
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
I had this on tap at an awesome store called "City Beverage" in Winston-Salem.
Served in a plastic cup... seriously?
A: Poured a hazy apricot-orange color, with a slight 1/4 finger head that retained itself throughout the session.
S: I got LOTS of banana, clove, coriander, and a candy sugar component that reminded me of diluted pixie stick dust. Nice!
T: The spice content was especially strong with this one, but the sweet component was kept in check by what I can only best describe as peat moss.
M: This had a really nice carbonation bill... perfect for this style actually which is really tough to do. Like I stated before, the sweetness was tempered and of the organic, fresh fruit variety, and with a tinge of salt mixed in as well.
O: This was my first Pisgah brew and I'm happy to report that they got it right... especially considering the duds that are floating around out there in the Tripel world.
05-15-2012 03:47:39 | More by Chaney
3.63/5 rDev -9.9%
Served side by side with a Delirium Tremens, otherwise I may have liked this more. The Delirium was better in both feel (partly due to the higher carbonation) and flavor.
S: plenty of yeasty banana with clove. Bready malt in the background. The flavor follows the nose,and had a bit too much of the banana/clove thing going on, as well being a shade too sweet.
Hazy, in contrast to the bright, crystal clear Delirium, but with a similar large white head that had good retention.
O: falls short of world-class, but a fine attempt for an American and organic version of this Belgian style.
05-06-2012 20:33:21 | More by chinchill
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
A: pours a yellow-gold with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.
S: lots of spices and bubblegum and candy sugar at first along with some faint light fruit notes with a sweet bready finish.
T: lots of Belgian spices again followed by bubblegum, candy sugar, and pear flavors. The finish is of sweet breads and yeast with a light alcohol burn.
M: medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is a little under-attenuated, but not too thick and sweet.
O: a good American tripel. It's tasty, though a little sweet and thick for the style.
01-21-2012 22:47:20 | More by n2185
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
Enjoyed on-tap @ the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC for $5. Tapped from an unknown tap handle (sitting @ a table) into a 16oz Pint Glass.
Aroma- Strongest aroma and definitely hits with tons of hop and malt. The coolest part of this aroma is the Banana Chip scent that is dominant! Wild!
Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that lasts for decent time. Has a clear, golden body and barely leaves suds behind. Most of them disappear after each drink.
Flavor- Starts with the nicest banana flavor I've ever found in a Tripel. Then a good amount of sweetness and malt hit nicely. A medium-high bitterness level comes from hops and ingredient.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Good Carbonation, Bites the palate hard, and then has a nice malty finish.
Overall Impression- Can't even describe this brew... You have to have it yourself! The banana chip aroma and flavor was UNREAL. I could drink this all day but was very strong. Had a huge buzz after enjoying this one and the other 3 from the Mellow Mushroom. Get your hands on if you can! One of my top Tripels I've ever enjoyed.
01-12-2012 18:45:58 | More by DCon
2.88/5 rDev -28.5%
On draft at Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC
golden transulucent, almost champagne appearance with minimal white foam
aroma was sweet, apples, a slight souring scent
Taste was over-the-top sweet. hints of banana, stronger apple notes. I will say the 9+ abv was well blended and did not add any heeat/chaos into the mix.
Mouthfeel was light-medium and a bit bubbly.
I like Belgians but this was way too sweet. Still drinkable and I enjoyed it more for the local experience than the actual beer. The sweetness made this more dessert beer than an nice high-gravity Tripel sipper
09-12-2011 18:03:34 | More by KidsDoc
Solstice from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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