DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle, "Best Before End 2009." Age or enjoy now? The may be not the right point to be considered cellared or new, but it may be my last big beer before vacation. I forget sometimes how deceptively light and golden the Belgian dubbel-tripel-quads are. Big rocky head. Beer is cloudy with visible floaty bits, which I never thought to see in a Tappist-based Belgian. Smell from the bottle is surprisingly grainy, just a whiff of hops. Grainy smell in my IPA tulip glass, too. A peak of foam sits about an inch above the rim like root beer float foam. Foam tastes a bit like an all-grain homebrewed IPA. Finally I can get down to the beer, and find the nice big, golden barleys of a true tripel. Hops are still present, but not to the level of a big American Pale Ale. Guess when this is around two years old, the hop sensation has migrated to the foam. Malt is light and smooth, but does carry the impression of alcohol that warns you to settle and don’t drink too much at once.
overtheline (30) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours an orangey yellow with a bubbly white head that soon dissipates to cap. Aroma is sweet and hoppy, banana, bit of yeast. Lovely mouth feel, creamy nice carbonation but not overdone. Taste, great, sweet maltiness with loads of ripe fruit and a really good lingering hoppy bitter finish with bags of warmth. Great.
Rubin77 (40) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foam: nice big white creamy very slowly dissipates.
Colour: haze pale orange/yellow.
Aroma: nice refreshing lemon, grapefruit, banana, grass, herbal, hops, yeast.
Taste: citrus and banana, clove, coriander, anise, pine/grapefruit strong bitter finish, good, complex brew, dry, balanced, and full of hoppy character. The alcohol is well hidden, I like this style (IPA + Belgian triple) pretty much and can only recommend to try for everyone who like hops.
poolstar (19) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
golden colour,hops, grapefruit. orange. spice aftertaste nicely balanced my fav ipa
Wanne (40) - - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color, with a white head. Strong grass flavors, cereal notes and some grapefruit. Medium bitterness. Very good beer.
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque bright golden body, tall lasting head. Aroma has a delicate balance of floral hops and Belgian yeast, gives you a pretty good idea of how this is going to taste like. Has a full malty body (maltier than many other good Tripels) with a nice amount of floral hops and also some yeast. The spiciness is also there, in a perfect amount. Also some sweet melony bubblegum notes (the ones I had as a kid in the 90s that had stickers of TV shows or comics in them). I like the balanced combination of malts and hoppiness here. Especially the rich maltiness. I like that it’s not overhopped to the point where you can’t appreciate the malts anymore. And of course, the alcohol is easily covered in this one. Top Tripel for sure.
strap (553) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden and fruity. some light berries and cherry flavors. good hoppy bite. one of the better tripels i’ve tried.
bergstaden (1594) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - Good aroma of malts, hops and some yeasty notes in the back - Good malt body with a nice hop profile with citrus and bitterness With some yeasty notes in the back - The hops and yeasts goes into the finsh that ends dry - This was good
huineman (263) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale lemon yellow, not even reaching golden hues. Head is white and thick.
Smells of grapefruit, orange blossom, plum and iron.
Fresh and watery, with aggressive carbonation. Balanced long finish between bitter and sour. Not bad.
adodo (126) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grass, spruce aroma (maybe slighty cheese like). Yellow-orange colour, a bit cloudy with foamy, frothy head. Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Moolesen (312) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Golden with a nice big white head. Fresh hops aroma in combination with some malt. Bitter taste, but at first a trippel style which has a big dosis of hops. Dangerous nice to drink. Medium length