cblado (263) - Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a golden amber color, slight off-white head. Aroma was hoppy, but less so than an English-style IPA. Definite fruit notes to aroma as well, coconut and pineapple mainly. Flavor had a floral hoppiness to it, but with those same coconut and pineapple notes. Finished with a spicy currant flavor, like one could expect from an Abbey ale. A very unique ale here, and I’d definitely try it again.
Muggus69 (1362) - 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 (982) - 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.
kustie (273) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden color with a lasting and quite thick head. Aroma has pine, citrus and floral hops. Taste is first a bit sweet but then ends with dry and bitter finish. Flavors of citrus, yeast, malt and spices. Easy-drinking but tasty one.
nihtila (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
26.4.2014. Aroma of malts, yeast, spices. Taste has citrus, yeast, a bit pine, hops. smooth. Very nice hybrid.
Ysok02 (179) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe or, reflets ambrés. Nez complexe sur les fruits, les épices, le houblon, la levure. Bouche à l’attaque ample, un beau fruit, de la rondeur, puis arrive un bel extrait sec et une finale serrée. Belle longueur. Une bière originale.
Leini (1096) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Amber body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, yeast, grass and earth.
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Markth (39) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Net even wat meer bitter en meer geurige bloemige hop dan een gewone Chouffe
tsd08460 (27) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: pale gold, large head
Taste: medium sweet, light bitterness
Palate: medium body, creamy, bitter finish
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale yellow with a nice frothy head. Smells hoppy with some spice. Taste is sweet, spicy, and hoppy. No real bitter finish. A real nice beer. I had this from a bottle.
McSherman (222) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Farbe: gelb bis honigfarben matt-trüb
Schaum: weiß und fest
Geruch: Zitrus-Aromen eines IPA und danach etwas süßes Malz eines belgischen Tripels
Geschmack: Gehaltvoll, malzig, stark, hopfenbitter, etwas süß