AGCostaNeves (65) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Into the bowl had an orange liquid, very cloudy and yeast sediment. White cream of exceptional training, dense, tall and good duration as mandated the Tripel style. Trained ties marking the wall of glass.
A pleasantly fruity aroma (clove and banana), strong and fresh. Brings with praise citric with mild bitterness, green grapes, ripe orange, some pine touch, mingled with floral notes with beautiful doses of herbs. A foundation is clearly present the trademark of sweet honey malt expected the Tripel. Impresses the aroma.
In citric flavor and fruity notes, damask, are sweeping the mouth overshadowing a bit sweet malt notes which emerges a powerful bitterness that is characteristic of American IPAs and that somehow does not presuppose the Abbey beers Belgians, however is certain duality does not leave us to take another notion of this peculiar Tripel high lupalagem and certain acidity. This intense bitterness is very well inserted and does not stand in the set which again the intrigue by brewmaster of magic that leaves the Tripel style get lost.
The ending is very bitter and rather dry, not taking too long denoting balance. For me this drink can have a single bottle the best of both styles: Tripel and IPA.
Alcohol is almost imperceptible in taste, but do not be fooled because the dragon is there! So the ABV 9% comes as a big surprise for such a refreshing drink.
Can be, despite the alcohol content, be much more balanced in terms of freshness verses depth of flavor compared to their American counterparts. Shows us a stunning fermentation technique and quite intriguing for this reason.
This valuable and powerful beer is easily drink on a hot summer day, but that our home should be very close to our legs due to the high alcohol content.
Body and medium carbonation and maximum complexity. A beer that bow to the excellence!
Neorej80 (250) - - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very yeasty and silty hopfull aroma. A tint bit cloudy, light yellow colour and a full white foamy head. Spicey yeast sour flavours, heavy bitterness. Dry and hoppy on the palate.
BeerdedDave (724) - - APR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy gold color; spicy, citrusy hop aroma; citrusy hoppy; spicy; bitter and hoppy with citrus notes; Belgian yeast and spicy clove notes
Shark_Pants (378) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden colour with one finger foamy head. Belgian tripel honey and yeast aroma with some piney hops. The taste also initially has the sweet honey tripel notes before the citrusy and piney hop bitterness kicks in and dries it out. Fantastic full body. Really enjoyable.
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden yellow with dense off white head, more foam than a standard capucinno. Aroma of hay and citrus rind with a maltiness lingering. The taste is very hop forward backed by generous sweet malt then a very dry citrus rind finish which remains on the palate. Definitely different, but not bad.
MarkoNm (1127) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a decently sized off-white head. Hoppy aroma (floral) with some spicy notes and some yeast as well. Taste is herbal, hoppy with a bit too much yeasty notes. Not alcoholic, although strong. Not bad, but not really for me.
Gangstergafje (133) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick sturdy snow white foam. Nice and soft. The beer is crystal clear and lively fizzling. It has a nice light golden/yellowy color. The beer smells very summery and sweet. There are touches of citrus fruit and hops. These aromas come back in the taste. It has a nice hoppy citrus taste, very refreshing. The beer has a firm bitterness, but it is on perfect harmony with the citrus/hop aroma. When you take a sip you taste the fruity hop flavors first, the bitterness later. This creates a really nice condition. The aftertaste is mostly bitter, with a hint of citrus.
Turtles (176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Hazy golden with a dirty head. The aroma of fruit and wet grass. Easy to drink, taste like banana, citrus, wheat, yeast. Mild malt and hops flavor, aftertaste is yeast-like and smooth.
Muggus69 (1401) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector BB 10.2016
Pours a hazy straw body, creamy white head.
Fragrant aroma, not too aggressive; floral, citrus, grass, light tropical fruity hops but in a modest proportion. Some underlying spicy yeasty phenolics and light caramel maltiness.
Nice creamy body, plenty of carbonation but soft and very well tempered alcohol.
Body is quite lovely really, excellent balance - pale malts, light caramel/white sugar sweetness counterbalanced with grassy, floral hops, ripe fruits & peppery, spicy yeast character. Reasonably high but smooth bitterness on drawn out finish.
Good stuff, well crafted, subtle but lots of character, tremendous balance - doesn’t feel like a 9% beer.
PapaSkeetSkeet (999) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold with an inch of medium-fine warm tan head that fades at a moderate-slow rate. Aroma is slight roasted pecan, honey, some apricot, lemon grass, and scone backbone. Body is medium weight, oily, somewhat starchy. Lot’s of moderately-coarse carbonation, soft blanket, medium-light burn. Great mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter orange shavings, touch of apricot and general green herbs, maybe a hint of mint. Some lemongrass. Overall, a nice tripel; an OK IPA. To me, it doesn’t have the most delicious yeast flavors associated with great tripels, nor does it have yummy IPA flavors, but it is brewed well and together the components lend the beer a crisp and enjoyable duality that is satisfying and doesn’t tire.