MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Banana esters, herbal hops and alcohol warmth coalesce in this decent Tripel interpretation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the shiny golden.
-This was pleasantly clean. Which wasn’t the case with all of their brews tasted that weekend though...
-A citrusy touch accompanies the mild bitterness.
-Light cereals appear here and there.
On tap at Fiebre de Malta, Mexico City.
Lubiere (10565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A murky golden ale with a thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, nice lemony malt with light grassy hops, light candy sugar, coriander, pleasant. In mouth, sweet fruity caramel malt with light lemony notes, candy malt, light curacao, OK. On tap at Fiebre de Malta.
Sdaniel90 (447) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 355ml. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a modest head. Musky aroma, with hints of citrus zest, clove and slight sourness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crispy malt character with some citric acidity. Sweet with a subtle but stinging bitterness and a robust alcohol finish. Not horrendous, but certainly awkward to drink. Calavera always seems to have a nasty, fizzy undertone. Not bad, but I can’t get over the feeling that’s something’s terribly wrong with it.
Percy0103 (228) - MEXICO - OCT 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 355ml. A somewhat cloudy beer with no head. It has a sweet aroma of canned corn, caramel and maybe some wheat. It has a bitter taste and an acidic aftertaste. Taste reminds me a lot of canned corn. It has some astringency and is heavy on carbonation; so much it feels like sparkling water. Slightly alcoholic finish. It is not as terrible as some others I have tasted and poured down the drain, but I don’t think is good. Meh.
TBone (13123) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 330ml @PBFVIII
Hazy orange color, small white head. Sweet, mango-herbal aroma. Medium-bodied. Very sweet mango, watermelon flavor. Some alcohol in the aftertaste. Sweet and a bit nasty.
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, some wood and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity, nectary, caramelly and quite ok, but still a bit "down to earth" when it comes to creativity.
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle (8,5%) @ PBF VIII
Aroma has soapy citrus, some cardboard and apricot. Flavour has strong apricot, some soapy notes, peppery spices and citrus. Too spicy but not bad anyway.
lusikka (6609) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, grass, spruce and hay. Flavour of strong grainy malts, sweet honey, grass, caramel and grass and some solvent. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a very sweet solvent finish. Not good.
olio (6704) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, sweet caramel and grass. Flavor is the same with some toffee and hops. Weird.
omhper (20187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled at PBF. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of pineapple and marzipan. Very sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Sticky honey and marzipan. Peppery alcohol dominate the finish. No reminiscens of Belgian tripels, more like American run-of-the-mill oversweet interpretatipons of the style.