bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl - Closer of the Valeir tasting range, March 2013. - Very much like a triple-bodied or less ascetic version of a traditional Duvel, with all its complex estery dryness, lively carbonation, but added fruit&yeast sweetness. Some alcohol apparent, this could do with 0.5-1% less and still be tasty enough. Lacks some punch to revive my interest for this style.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy straw yellow with a medium to large, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear and grape fruity esters, peppery and spicy Belgian yeast, light earthy and spicy hops with notes of Belgian candi sugar.. Flavor is dry and crisp Pils malt, Belgian candi sugar, fermentation derived fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with peppery and spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.
wlajwl (4930) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is grainy malts, spices and a small hint of cool-aid. The flavor is spicy yeast, grainy malts, an undertone of sweetness and tart/tangy finish.
Borresteijn (5662) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of sweet ripe white fruits, red apples, melted butter (in a good way), alcohol, light spicy. Flavour is medium sweet, fruity, alcohol, light spicy, some green apples, light bitter finish. Medium-bodied at best, over-carbonated. Very mediochre.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 330ml bottle at BXL East. Pours gold with a frothy, carbonated white head. Aromas and taste of light honey, sweet fruit, pepper and coriander spices, Belgian candy sugar, citrus and yeast are predominant.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, caramel, spice, fruit, malt and hops.
Defreni (2869) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske: Gul let orange øl let diset med et lidt mindre skumhoved. Meget krydret duft med et tydeligt alkohol præg der trækker lidt ned. Smagen er sådan set fin nok, masser af krydderi og en smule malt, men alkoholen er igen det dominerende træk. Helt klart faren ved en trippel.
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle @ Contreras brewery (Gavere) with the Gentse Biervereniging - BB: 9/VIII/14 (2012-1091)
Clear blond beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of grains, hay, stable, bit herbal, hops, somewhat metallic, yeasty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit fruity, lots of yeast, citrus, some grapefruit, bit malty, grains, little sour touch. Aftertaste: bitter, herbal, bit fruity, yeast, some citrus. Probably a bit too young.
reebtogi (5078) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a golden color with a massive white head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruit with yeasty notes and spice. Taste is fruity sweet with a spicy hop bitterness and yeasty dry finish. A nicely done Belgian ale which was quite tasty and pleasing on the palate.
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, light caramel malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A little light on the flavor compared to most Tripels.