heavy (2662) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Feb. ’16. A 0.33 l traditional fat little Belgian bottle. It poured very hazy, shiny orange body with tiny and very short living head killed by the fizzy body. Weird. Lightly sour, vinous, then sweet fruity, but above all, especially pungent pineapple and finally alcoholic aroma. The latter reminded to a good brandy or some fruity liquor. Complex but a bit overwhelming, also with a very intensive urinal off note. No overreacting, especially as it opened up a bit. Weird. Flavor was less intensive, only a bit sweet, although nose indicated the opposite. Mostly bitter with high carbonation emphasized that feeling. Quite yeasty in a totally weird way, I guess that’s morpheus, along with some herbal, spicy...thing. Alcohol was well hidden, except in the nose, as mentioned. Medium in body but with an extremely long finish where bitterness survived the most. Weird :) and a slow-going brew, however with every sip my palate got used to it a bit more, although the nose suffered inverse proportionally. Quite hard to drink, but even harder to rate. Has some qualities for sure, although it really could be described like a bit infected brewpub ale. Did I mention it was totally weird? I guess most of the raters who blamed the bottle/batch just didn’t like it. Nor I am a fan but will remember it for sure. At least I was introduced with this unique yeast cultivate, although they really didn’t have to leave so much of it in the bottle!
Hrc_Cro (400) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
0.33l bottle. Obviously something went wrong with this bottle. Dark ,muddy amber color with no head at all. Taste of peach and yeast sediment. Don’t really care about low score since it probably is brewers fault.
BlackHaddock (6038) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in Cafe Red Rose, Brugge: December 2015. Golden pour with a slight hazy look, on top a thin white head with poor retention. Apple and gooseberry aroma with some yeast esters. Taste was fairly sweet, yet also slightly sour, almost tart in character. Medium bodied but extremely fizzy in nature: over carbonated in fact, made it difficult to drink.
Bosbouw (2588) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Troebele bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, popcorn, honing, kruiden. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, caramel. Veel koolzuur.
BlazerT (470) - POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again very big gashing - typical for Alvinne, Sensroic. Bottle. Golden, little hazy with medium, shite head. Poor lacing and head retention. Funky aroma together with some straw and bready aroma. Taste is sweete combined with slightly soury character. Medium body, creamy texture, finish is semi-sweet.
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very hazy golden colour, medium sized off-white head; aroma of tropical fruits, grape/sweet white wine, earthy notes, gooseberry and some wheat; taste of gooseberry, tropical fruits, peppery notes and some biscuit; quite intensive carbonation;not a conventional tripel, but I liked it.
DerGantzel (288) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bread and sour fruity aromas. Pale cloudy liquid, rocky head. Medium sweet- and bitterness, but quit much sourness. Oily texture, flat carbonation. The bottle I am consuming expires in 2016 and has been stored under proper conditions in my basement. However, it doesn’t taste right; like spontaneous fermented beers. I think I have just been unlucky with this bottle.
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Murky dull gold, lots of heavy sediment, moderate white head that retains poorly. Aroma of funk and gooseberries. Funky yeast, unripened berries, light corky must, straw, undertones of guava and gooseberry. I’m pretty sure this totally misses the mark of what a Tripel is meant to be, but I liked it for its unconventional (and far less sweet) take on the style. On further reflection, the bottle may have been infected, but I can’t lie-- I still liked it that way.
SanDiego1 (42) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore ambrato, nessuna schiuma, quantità di lievito enorme. Bottiglia infettata finita nel lavandino
procraste (471) - FRANCE - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elle a tenté de sortir de la bouteille violemment mais le verre était tout près ... Mousse à grosses bulles vivantes mais qui s’éteignent aussitôt ... On dirait un cidre fermier du centre Bretagne ( Avec des châtaignes grillées ... un régal ! ) Pointe de bret’ au nez . Puis, en bouche c’est piquant avec des accents fermiers marqués. ça sent le terroir avec des zestes de citrons pas très murs ... Acidité rafraîchissante , piquante et sèche, on sent bien pour autant qu’il en faudrait peu pour que ça ne fonctionne pas. Et pourtant ce fut très agréable à déguster avec ces quelques tartinades de rillettes de sardines et fromages, improvisant le repas du soir.