crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. 8.5% alcohol.
Pours into my branded snifter (tulips are all dirty) with a bright, clear, pale gold with many tiny bubbles racing to the giant bright white head. It is a stunner. It is very Duvel-like in appearance. This might look even better than Duvel, though I would like to do a side-by-side.
The smell is bready and malty with a nice bit of lemon and a big hit of yeasty twang as expected form a Belgian.
It is sweeter than Duvel and not as subtly complex. But it does taste pretty damn good with hints of lemon, yeast and pale malts. The mouthfeel is a bit watery docking it mouthfeel points, but it has the right amount of carbonation, but the flavor delivery leaves a bit of watery character to the taste.
Look for this if you want a break from the everyday Duvel. In appearance it is a stunner and a great beer to boot.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-16-2010 01:41:26
Pinball (11108) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear yellow, large smooth white head.
very nice belgian, but actually mainly citrussy yeasty aroma. very refreshing.typically belgian, and for contreras, typically very refreshing aroma. nice job.
flavor is faint citrussy bitter herbal hoppy flavor dominates unfortunately, still a good belgian, but it is a little bit of a letdown from the aroma. flavor is very dry, very tight, very belgian. very carbonated and bubbly, anyway- a tight super-dry tripel, that tastes really well.
swoopjones (6755) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. lighter to medium golden pour. sweet maltiness, bubble gum, not overly sweet but a drier tripel. Nice fruitiness, almost more Belgian blonde like. Not necessarly a bad thing. 8.5% hidden pretty well. Nice
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. VA. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a large froth white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big fruity notes, including pineapple, other tropical fruit notes, citrus, and some toasted grain. The taste is sweet bready notes, candi sugar, banana, citrus and other fruits, a bit of spice and bubblegum. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a slightly hazed golden beer w/ a big foamy head. Sweet banana hits the nose first and is followed up w/ some delicate floral notes, a bit of cut grass and a bit of gypsum board sawdust. This is strikingly bitter when it first hits the palate, sort of green and earthy to the extent where it initially seems to drown out whatever else is going on. Similarly, the initial bit of carbonation on the tongue seems a bit strong but as you ease your way into the beer, it reveals a creamy back end that is really works well. Some sweet citrus notes come out with a bit of banana and a slight herbal note. This might not stand up to the very best of the style but it is a damn decent tripel.
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Citrus and honey malt aroma, spicy, ok hops, grass. Golden with orange and a tall, fluffy head. Sweet, fruity flavor, bready, with honey and citrus. Quite spicy, with cinnamon and quite a lot of ginger. Spice is a bit much. Light bitterness. interesting tripel, but a bit too heavy, sweet, and spicy.
fugitive (1566) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Color hazy orange with big head. Aroma fruit, hop, spice. Taste sweet, fruit, hop.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Very sweet, lightly oxidized, lots of cookie dough, light bitterness. Full and thick but nasty mouth feel. Unbalanced and off-flavoured.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a sniffer glass from the bottle. Pours a hazy hay orange body. Aromas of yeast, malt, little bit of spice, little bit of fruit. Flavor is a nice dry fruit and yeast flavor up front that fades into a barely noticable hop finish.
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours hazy gold with a foamy 4 finger off-white head. Strong spice aroma. More veg than pepper. Suggestions of kandi. Medium body with very foamy carbonation. Flavor is light malt with a strong spice/pepper flavor. Smells veg, tastes pepper. There’s a lingering sweetness throughout. Lightly so. Finishes pretty balanced. Sugar and pepper to be crude. There’s a lot going on in this one.