Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A Tripel-like strong belgian blonde ale with a gentle chardonnay flavor. Good.
How: Bottle 375ml, thick off-white wax. Consumed many months after receiving it from MikeLuke23, thanks a lot Mike.
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is estery, a bit phenolic, discreet presence of chardonnay barrels. In mouth the beer has an slightly oily texture with a medium carbonation, not exactly the lively mouthfeel I expect from a good Belgian ale but it might be due to the time spent in barrels. Taste is like a typical Belgian Tripel with a good chardonnay presence. This Chardonnay character is true chardonnay, I didn’t even get a barrels sensation, it was more like someone took a classic Belgian Tripel (let’s say a St. Bernardus Tripel) and then poured a shot of white wine in it. I never had the base beer, I don’t even know if it is sold without treatment, but I think there is a good Tripel-style beer in there, I would probably like the base beer as much (if not more) than this chardonnay treatment, but nowadays only barrel aged beers are taken seriously. Just another bottle I drank on a weekday, and as I closed my refrigerator door and poured myself a glass of juice I swear I heard a muffled collective “what the fuck?” coming from within my beer cellar.
rdixon77 (638) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating - Nice yellow body. Sweet malt, citrus, brett, grass. Nicely balanced and high carbonation. Fine stuff.
thome50 (997) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waxed 12oz bottle from a long lost trade. Poured the night before my son comes home from the hospital. Last night of rest for quite some time. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a big white thick head. Aroma is pear, fruit, white wine and some oak. Taste is overtly sweet and white wine like with a slight lactic sour but the sweet white wine and corn play against each other and make this one something I don’t think I can finish more than 4oz of for fear of a nasty headache come the morning.
mnmike (1020) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waxed bottle from a BIF trade on here. rusted cap. Awesome brett on this blonde colored ale. High carbonation.
brystmar (1203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sticky lace atop the light yellow body. Lactic, wine barrely, pungent aroma. Spikes of sweetness mixed with Brett and other funk. Tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @RBWG-JAX-thin white-yellow. A-citrus, lt malt/grain. T-citrus-lemon, sweet lt malt/grain.
decaturstevo (4948) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow with white head. Aroma of light sour and hay. Lemon grass, hay, and barnyard notes to me. Medium body with nice carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5793) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark yellow .. . big head on the pour, lacing is dapper .. . yeast, mild yeast, and an odd floral presence .. . mild forgetable mouth .. . an alright beer
.. . . just call Public Agent
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at the RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors are fruity and yeasty with a dry wine finish
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL at RBWG thanks to the brewers. Pours a clear, bright golden, white foam. Nose is a bit odd- phenolic, pickles, salty. Taste is sweeter, pickles, sugar, not funky, more sugar. Pretty much Abbey Tripel. Palate is a bit papery, sticky. Wasn’t my favorite.