fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to light heavy yeasty, spicy coriander - pepper ! Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (240508)
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, golden color, nice foamy head, nose is dried fruits and some spice, flavor of green apple, honey and light oak, very nice finish
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 [1433-20080531] Bottle. Nice Belgian yeast aroma has a bit of boozy grains. Hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Nice sweet citrus juice flavour with a bit of Belgian yeast. Medium body is a little acidic. Quite good. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(3T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
[5109B-20130202] Bottle. Light oily toasted straw aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Floral yeasty toasted straw flavour. Light-medium body. Interesting to try, less so as it warms. (6/3/6-/3/11) 2.9
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)
illidurit (1966) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to whoever brought this bottle to the RBSG 08 Grand Tasting. Gold pour with an excellent facsimile of a lacy Belgian head. Overripe green apple aroma, some sweet citrus. Flavor is doughy malt with apple and banana esters and a touch of clove spiciness. Medium-thin body, well-carbonated, dry finish. A pretty standard tripel.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Grand Tasting. Pours a golden color, with thick white head and creamy lacing. Aroma is like most tripels: some dry yeast, apples, lemon, citrus, banana. Flavor presents more of the same. Fairly basic overall and not exciting enough to really capture my attention. Crisp body, relatively easy to drink otherwise. ABV was fairly hidden.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BVC! Murky gold with a thick and lacy off-white head. Apple and lemon aroma. Taste of oxidized apple, toffee. Dry and just a bit spicy finish.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BVC! Murky burnished gold. Dense, thick, lasting platinum blonde head. Green apple and candi sugar nose. Sweet, fizzy, sugary, and still somehow quite delicious mid-palate. Mild finish.
logantownsend (15) - bonner springs, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful pour, the color is a nice clear amber. The head is thick and fluffly and lingers for awhile. Not as much lacing as i would have liked. Smells of clove and citrus with a hint of yeast. The taste delivers. A well done belgian ale from boulevard.
wxman (1280) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy sedimented pale golden accompanied by a big thick eggwhite-like head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is smooth and refreshing; a combination of sweet pale malt, fresh bananas and clove. A bisquity character is present as well. Alcohol is almost un-noticeable. A very good effort!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to brewblackhole. Amber color. Smell of yeast, dark fruit, hops, pepper, clove, ginger, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste of yeast, malt, light citrus, dark fruit, hops, pepper, clove, ginger, brown sugar and alcohol.