Swaroga (1545) - Brussels, - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Hazy orange with medium egg-shell color like head. Nose : strong notes with cooked cherries. Clove spices. Some nuts. Sip : Sweet with tart and cooked cherries flavor. Aftertaste is sweet tart and dry red fruits and metal. overall it’s a regular belgian spicy brew.
MatthijsE (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours light yellow with spicy aroma notes next to citrus, herbal notes and some honey. Medium body, taste is green herbs, spices and slight grapefruit and tangerine peel.
seynie (199) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden colour with a firm but quickly disappearing head. Bread, malts, dough, leaves. Some alcohol in the long finish.
Erasmus_ro (1538) - Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange with a good, beige head. Aroma is flowery, somewhat fudgey, peachy. Taste is grainy, light sweet ,dried fruit, apricot. Caramel. Fairly flowery perfumey. Stiff, light carbonation.
gizmo_ber (187) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruit nose, almosty like a cider. The hop floralness comes through late and lingers. For an 8.5% this is surprisingly smooth, not a lot of alcohol taste.
TET (1810) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly brown, yelloow beer with a medium and white head. The nose has fruits, some earthy herbs and grain, hint of meat. Taste is fruiful, some oranges, nice sweetness, spices, and also some black peppers. Rich and grainy body in the back. Medium+ bodied, strong but smooth carbonation. Quite nice mix of fruits and grain.
Maakun (906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slight hazy golden with long lasting white head. Vanilla ice cream, spices, caramel, touch of milk chocolate, cake, biscuits. Then gets more fruity with apricots and some lime. Herbal bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with great creamy feel. Wow, really nice.
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp golden and light copper coloured body, all with a thinnish and fast-dying tan head. Aroma of alcohol, apples, yeast, grain, hay, pears and a touch of light spice. Medium-bodied; Dense apple and grain mouthful with a good spice kick and some definite grassy and herbal flavours near the finish. Aftertaste shows more pungency with the yeast dominating and alcohol coming out along with the grassy and almost medicinal flavours. Overall, a decent beer, not superb, but showing complexity and depth, but some of those deep and long-lasting flavours are on the harsh and unrefined side...and that is with ~15months aging - fresh would be too rough around the edges, i’m sure. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 19-August-2013 for €2,99 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond on 14-November-2014. Best by date printed on bottle of June 2015.
Purchased: August 2013 // Sampled: November 2014 // Best By: June 2015
HVH (31) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prachtig bier om naar te kijken, weelderig schuim, mooie kleur en lichte troebel. Smaak is een tegenvaller
ClubGonzo (4302) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a smoky-hazy orange-amber body with a large creamy white head. Very nice. Nose is grains, cereals, wheat, floral honey notes and hints of straw, white sugar, banana and syrup. Taste is cereals, grains, nuts, straw, hay, caramel and hints of white sugar, bitter herbs, grass and honey. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Quite nice, and the multi-grain-bill-approach is a refreshing take on the traditional tripel.
hackobock (1793) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
September 21, 2014. Bottle from belgbeergeek, best before April 2014. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is honey, alcohol, apricots and fruity esters. Taste is very sweet fruity esters and alcohol. Finish is light bitter with warming alcohol notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.