Silvan7 (1106) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ home. profumi tipici delle tripel ma più volatili. i malti e il fruttato si percepiscono ma non sono persistenti e alcolici come nelle migliori tripel belghe. forse sin troppo dolce. Da qui in avanti però molto bene. Bellissimo il colore ambrato con riflessi oro. Schima compatta e piuttosto persistente.carbonatazione ok. in bocca sa di frutti tropicali e un po’ di caramello / zucchero. Il livello alcolico è buono ed i luppoli sono ben bilanciati perchè si avvertono solo sul finale, come giusto nelle tripel.
Mortlach (1966) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/12/2012 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Dorata, torbidissima, schiuma biancastra discretamente abbondante e persistente. Al naso esteri di banana, frutta matura, qualche spezia, caramella mou. In bocca è equilibrata, ben fatta, zucchero di canna, caramello e lieviti, scorza d’arancia, finale amarognolo e pulito. Corpo medio-alto, carbonazione buona. Una bella tripel, non mi ha fatto gridare al miracolo ma la sostanza c’è.
rulas3 (108) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great interpretation of a clasic triple, more aromatic, less carbonation , complex but drinkable. great brew
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ma Che, 11/02/13.
Lightly hazed mid amber/orange with a big frothy white head that retains well.
Nose is dark fruits, yeast, toffee, spice, orange, lightly soured fruits.
Taste comprises orange peel, yeast esters, spice, sugars, caramel, orange pith.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, fruity boozey finish.
Decent enough Tripel.
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought I knew what a tripel should smell like by now, but no, this one has an aroma completely different from all other beers I’ve tried of this style. Sure there are some of the well-known yeasty notes and vague spices, but the dominating parts of the rather faint aroma are sweet wort, pale malts and toffee. Very strange, and not that inviting. In addition there are notes of fruits, apple, sweet honey and red clover nectar (ok, the last one there might be a bit too precise, the nectar from other types of clovers and flowers might smell the same, but I’m the one coming up with the associations here, m’kay?). In the glass the beer looks orange and surprisingly cloudy. The head is egg-white and long-lived and reduces to a thin layer. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. There are notes of yeast and spices in the flavours, but again some sweet, organic notes are dominating: I get heather honey and fruits, with additional toffee and alcohol. The body is medium to full with a rather creamy texture. The carbonation starts out quite lively but it decreases unusually fast, leaving a bit to softly carbonated brew before the glass is empty. There is very little dryness before the finish, but the aftertaste is light dry. A weak tripel.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
matstc (73) - - FEB 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Smells a bit like vodka. Great solid belgian-style ale but could perhaps benefit from a lower alcohol level.
Foffern (1698) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw colour with a small creamy off-white head. Fruity aroma of belgian yeast, hay, lemons, coriander, fresh mint and wet wipe. Sweet flavour of mature gooseberries, sweet malt, pepper and some orange. Has a soft and rich mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A nice and rich ale, well-balanced, and with a good spicy touch.
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. A hazy orange body with a nice, stable white head. Refreshing aroma of mild, sweet malt, fruit and slightly acidic berries together with spices. Flavor is quite sweet but has a fine slightly fruity/berries acidity with spices and not to overwhelming alcohol. Full body and pleasant aftertaste. Delicious and quite far away from your regular abbey triple.
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ttima schiuma, in bocca è eccellente: alcolica dolce e aromatica di agrumi e miele.
jredmond (7661) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sampled at Clockwork’s Dec 8th, 2012 tasting. Overall this beer’s cloying booziness really took away from the other characteristics at play. There was definitely potential for the beer to be interesting with a blend of sweet fruity malts and a lemon/citrus aspect, but like some tripels tend to be, this one was too unbalanced with the majority of focus lying on the alcohol.