Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The triple in this series has a rather thin but stable, cream white, sticky head and peach blonde colour, lightly cloudy with equally divided, tiny yeast particles; nose gets orange peel, pineapple, caramel malts, apple, lemon zest, grassy hops, white pepper and cardboard. Taste kicks off softly fruity and sweetish with quite mild saturation (at least in comparison with its light blonde counterpart), sourish citrus, mildy malty in the middle and finishing off aromatically and gently hoppy without really becoming bitter. One of those many forgettable, thirteen-to-the-dozen tripels.
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @benzai with dutchdrebus. Yellow color with no head. Smells fruity, yeast. Tastes sweet, fruity, sugar.
Benzai (7302) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Slightly unclear orange color, average sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Smell and taste malts, pretty sweet, lightly herbs or spices and slightly alcohol. Average to medium body, a bit fizzy carbonation. No, don’t like it, way too sweet and annoying carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells weird, malts, apricot, sweet, herbs. Tastes sweet, very sweet, sugary, malts, herbs. Medium body, soft carbo.
Beerhunter111 (6892) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, leicht hefig. Geschmack hefig fruchtig, würzig, sehr malzig, leicht alkoholisch.
DJoer (645) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium white head, clear chestnut golden colour, yeasty co2 malty honney notes flowery creamy smell, sweet caramel spicy medium bitter and carbonation a bit of a quatripel feeling the alcohol is preseny in the taste
fkoolen (239) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy golden-orange, slim white head. Aroma is thin, but sweet. As is the taste: way too sweet, therefore no specific notes too be distinguished. Candy. Oily mouthfeel, thick body, medium-low carbonation. Overall: terrible.
Swaroga (1269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Completely hazy with bits in it. Orange color with small to medium head.
NOSE : dough, yeast, orange, apricot, pear, lactic notes.
SIP : medium body with lively carbonation. Smooth and oily. Sweet dough with strong yeast background. Fruity aromas along the way mixing with booze. For 9,5% it is well hidden. Still it warms after couple of sips. Aftertaste is sour and delicately bitter. It is still cloying sweet till the end. OVERALL : the beer seams out of balance. Cloying sweet and yeasty. Not my kind of beer.
mike_77 (2983) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is candy sweet, alcoholic and has some wet wood. Taste is sticky and sweet. Much too sweet in fact.
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber coloured body with a brown tint and almost no head at all - this is NOT what a trip should look like. Aroma of yeast, malt, wheat, alcohol, raisins and other pit fruits with a bit of cardboard and earthy nuts. Medium-bodied; Strong alcohol flavour at first with malt, pit fruits, apples, pears and a bit of caramel nuttiness. Aftertaste shows some yeast with a good fruity character and a definite alcohol flavour at the end. Overall, an interesting, but unfortunately not good beer that doesn’t remind me of any tripel that i’ve ever had - but who’s to say I can judge, since I’m not Belgian! I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €2,50 sampled at home on the other side of the Ocean in Washington on 14-December-2012.