ElDesmadre (1716) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Banana, apple, apricotsugary pale malts and alcohol in the aroma. Where’s the spice? Fullish for a tripel, sweet and boozy. Drinkable but far from what it aspires to.
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught@Erzbierschof - light hazy bronze beer with a long lasting yet little white foam; yeasty and perfumy, ripe yellow fruits; sweet and full-bodied, light sourness and a long fruity (apple dominates) and perfumy finish with lingering yeasty notes - pretty triple indeed
xXbaptisteXx (71) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Des odeurs de caramel aigre-douce
Une couleur or et une mousse qui ne tient pas
En bouche on sens Des arômes de caramel de pêche, elle est lourde... Ne sont pratiquement pas la force de l'alcool
Jeroenhensen (218) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Een bijzondere variant op de triple, maar geen echte zoals.het hoort. Slaat ook gelijk dood in.je.glas.
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Murky golden brown color, medium white head that settles quickly. Aroma of straw, hay, and a bit of cardboard. Taste is very sweet straw.
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, orange, pear, apple, plum, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, orange, pear, apple, plum, light banana, clove, pepper, honey, cadi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, orange, plum, pear, apple, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Tripel style. Good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hops flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
sharkydodson (320) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma of malt, fruits and dry wine... the taste is rather clear, with shades of toffee and, a little bit, bananas... dry, sweet and bitter aftertaste... very good abbey ale in Belgian traditions...
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle was a gift from Monks café, Stockholm. Big beige head that quickly dissapear. Almost clear solid golden color. Small aroma from dried fruit and almonds. Sweet malty with a nice belgian yeast carracter. A bit too malty to be perfect, could be a bit more sugar instead of the malt to make it lighter in the body. Still a nice beer.
Douberd (2593) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml at home, poured into a small tulip, ABV 10%
dark copper orange colour on the body, clear, with a small froathy off-white head on top. Low retention, it leaves light lacing on the glass.
Very sweet aroma, with lots of malts in there, plenty of sugar, a bit buttery, some alcohol especially after a swirl or two of the glass, a hint of vanilla.
Very sweet and alcoholic taste. Again plenty of malts and sugar, ripe dark fruits, light vanilla.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation, a bit sticky on the palate and a warming feeling on the body from the alcohol.
Overall quite good, nice sipper.
RW80 (778) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Golden color with a slight haziness and a medium white creamy head.
Aroma: caramel, sweet fruits and US style hops. Give it a quite swee fruity dirrection.
Taste: Following the aroma it’s quite sweet caramel with quite some fruityness f banana and cherries, Finishing a bit too boozy.but with a hint of sourness to make it drinkable.
Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Blind tasting I would say this is a barleywine and not a riple, but also a quie good one. Quite sweet caramel, American hops and lack of the Typical yeast profiles make me make tha decision.