Sigmund (5280) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stylish bottle, at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. ABV was 8.8%. Amber colour, hazy, big white head. Very nice aroma of Belgian yeast, notes of coriander, cloves and other undefined spices. The flavour is sweet and sour (? - can’t read my own handwriting) with notes of coriander, orange peel and undefined spices. Good beer.
larsga (6276) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish offwhite lasting head. Hazy orange body with small particles.
Tropical fruit aroma with peppery, spicy Belgian yeast notes. Full and
harmonic. Dry-sweetish peppery fruity spicy taste with milky barnyard
notes. Light body. Faintly hot mouthfeel. Very little trace of the
alcohol. Dry toffeeish spicy peppery aftertaste with wooden notes.
An excellent Belgian tripel. Highly drinkable, yet complex and subtle.
(0.33l bottle, Håndtverkerstuene, Oslo.)
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a very hazy yellow colour with a small creamy white head. Dense aroma of marzipan, dough and apricots. Medium to full-bodied with notes of marzipan, apricots, almonds and mild alcohol. Some grassy hops in the warming aftertaste.
omhper (19809) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of nougat and cardboard. Very sweet with dense full body. Very malty with marzipan-like yeast tones. The sweetness collides with resiny bitterness. Powerful and a bit off balance, still likable and interesting.
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a gift from John at Johnny’s Off License, Rome. Cloudy, dark brown with lots of sediment. Aroma has yeast, brown sugar, and fruit. Sweet flavor. Well carbonated, and tall head. Interesting appearance for a tripel. Full flavored, and very Belgian in character. John was concerned the bottle might be bad but I thought this was one of the best beers I had during my Italian holiday.
daniele (5680) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orom buona schiuma discreta persistenza il naso è erbace maltato leggermente agrumato in bocca ritorna con un finale erbaceo luppolato piuttosto secca ma non molto tagliente
KnutAlbert (6227) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown, Molasses, grapefruit.
The aroma is a bit sweet and sour. Rather true to style Beligan tripel with the characteristic sourness and yeastiness. Some pepper and soy sauce.
Enjoyable? Yes. Outstanding? No.
I had planned to bring this home, but the cork leaked on the Milano-Parma train ride, so it was deemed unfit for check in luggage.
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 8.4%. Cloudy orange colour. The flavour is citric and slightly sweet. Has some Belgian yeast notes as well as an orangey fruitiness and citricness. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. I had expected something darker and sweeter, and that the alcohol flavour with be more evident.
JorisPPattyn (8018) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge, towering yellow head over hazy orange beer. Orange aroma, estery and fruity, bananaester. Sweet, malty taste, but essentialy some oxydized malts. Very carbonated MF, long lasting sweetness. Too oxydized in the main taste.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Salone della Birra Artigianale e di Qualità 2008, Milan
Hazy light amber color. It has a good malty aroma, a bit fruity, with a shade of Belgian character. Good body strength, full malty, round, dynamic flavor. Well structured. Excellent.