Douberd (3727) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stubby bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a new tulip glass since my girlfriend broke my old one and she is now forbidden of even touching my beer glasses. ABV 9%. 2.32Ä
Golden yellow colour on the body, only a tiny bit hazy. Two fingers of soapy, snow white head. Good retention and a couple of rings of lacing created on the glass as the foam went down.
Aroma is yeasty, with a mix smell of floral and fruity hops following. The high alcohol makes it smell at first like a cheap, high alcohol pilsner, but it becomes better as it warms up, with the fruity side shining a bit more.
Strong taste, with the alcohol very notable and in-your-face. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter though.
A bit more than average carbonation, medium body.
Good beer, it would be even better if the alcohol was somewhat hidden and the florar or fruity taste more up front. Personal opinion.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy with a bit of honied sweetness. Clear yellow with a light body. Crisp flavor, almost pilseneresque. Tried with Dave and Jess at the Bruges Bierfest in 2012.
thegreenrooster (3650) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy blonde with an average white head. Aroma is fruity with a bit of lavender. Flavor is a dull malt with some fruitness toward the end. A citrus aftertaste is left on the tounge as this goes down. Kinda weak for a tripel still it has a few things going for it. Much better out there.
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had been looking forward for a chance to try this new (to me) Tripel for a couple weeks before I got a chance to get to it in my cellar so I was somewhat alarmed when it exploded unceremoniously over my countertop when I popped the cap. The beer remaining was cloudy orange golden in color and capped by a long lasting head of largish bubbles. The nose is quite spicy and bready. I am not really pulling cloves or anything specifically, just a general spicy warmth and a bit of banana-like juiciness. It is kind of nice but there is a bit of a metallic undertone that comes out more once tasted. The palate is kind of sticky and sluggish, oily and lacking the creamy carbonation that makes the best big Belgians great. Gushing aside, this is a pretty disappointing Belgian in general.
Grzesiek79 (3598) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
grass, floral, raisin, rotten eggs, leaves, spruce, amber, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a dull gold color with a fairly large white head. Aroma of sweet malt, wheat, yeast, and vanilla. Flavor was subdued, but it did have a nice sweet, flowery presence that I rather enjoyed. I donít know why but it reminded me of honeysuckle. Not the best triple, but surprised me a bit in its quality.
chinchill (3356) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy straw-gold with a sizable, frothy, off-white head. Leaves about as much lacing as Iíve ever seen in a beer of this style. The yeasty-bready-fruity-grassy smell is paired with a yeasty-wheaty-fruity taste that is more sour than sweet. Both the aroma and the flavor have somewhat lower levels of banana and clove than those found in many Belgian blondes. Hints of coriander and lemon. Light-medium body, if a bit fuller than average for style. The carbonation is a bit aggressive.
Overall: OK, but a step down in quality from their excellent Brune.
Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Home gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy yeast hop malt bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from azwine 5/29/10.
hazy yellow gold with a soft white head.
it smells rather bland yet sweet... earthy yeasty stink, pale malt, dust, sweet grain and stale spice.
it tastes the same... too sweet. add in calcium and a lack of depth to get the flavor profile from the aroma.
sharp mouth feel yet sticky. 5/4/5/3/12/2.9
rederic (3228) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle, hazy honey gold hue, with a white head, yeasty, fruity, old wet hay, cheesy nose, with some lemon,grapefruit peel esters, with a honeyed toasted, pale malt accent, and a hint of spiciness in the aroma follows thorugh on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth yeasty, honeyish pale, toasty malt character, with a light flowery hop leafy, citrusy lemon peel note with a faint coriander spicy accent, leading towards a warming, lingering hop citrusy bitterness finish.