brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with thick, creamy head and thick lacing. Gigantic yeast aroma with bananas, lemons, orange, taste is similar with sweet and sour tangerine, nutty malt, a bit spicy. Extremely carbonated but I don’t have a problem with that.
UXO (714) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy pale gold with lots of particulate on full white head, good retention and lacing. (3/5) Nose is complex: citrus, banana, floral, candi sugar, light earth and brett barnyard funk. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly boozy and lingering brett bitter finish. (4/5)
The appearance on this one is probably bad as a result of rough handling - the seal got broken during transport today, and half the bottle had spilled, but I figured I might as well salvage the remainder. An interesting combination of floral notes, presumably from the nugget hops, and earthy and brett notes. (15/20)
Jananise (84) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried in bottle. Bought at Tribaun, Austria. Colour is hazy amber/orange. Huge thick white head, great retention. Aroma is candy, straw, banana, yeasty and slightly antiseptic. Taste is similar with citrus, and a bitter/sweet balance that I like a lot. Nice dry bitter finish. Has a slight antiseptic flavour hidden in there too but overall nice beer.
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Mad_Ferret (729) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kihoskh. Exactly 1 year old.
Golden orange, hazy from sediment, huge soapy bubbly off white head, good dense lacings.
Fruity spicy hoppy aroma, though muddled from the aging, belgian yeast, white bread, oranges, orange peel, green banana, some peach, cucumber.
Flavour holds lots of oranges, carambola, green banana, white bread, yeast, hay and zest. Just a pinch of marzipan. The end is dry.
Medium to full bodied, big round mushy carbonation, soft texture.
It’s very good. Feels like a lighter version of Westmalle Triple. Almost... And one year of age didn’t put it to shame at all.
Hoppy_Luke (565) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Arabier - oczywiście od Hopestera :) Złociste piwo z wieeelką pianą. Najpierw wzorcowy gushing, później stopniowe dolewanie, z którego każde kończyło się powstaniem mnóstwa piany. W aromacie owoce - trochę bananów, cytryny. Gdzieś też trochę karmelu. W smaku owocowo, orzeźwiająco, nieco chmielowej goryczki, trochę słodyczy. Wysokie wysycenie nieco przeszkadzało, ale ogólnie piło się bardzo przyjemnie. Godne polecenia!
Tstamba (410) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to a pint ... Hazy light hold. Ample foamy white head. Some fresh straw and barnyard funk ... Flavors are similar with a dry tangy sour finish. Nice beer!
EdKing (2101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is murky cloudy amber, big head. Nose is a bit bonkers. Lemon, citrous sour, farmyard, manure, musty barley grain, lot of Brett funk, grass and straw, pineapple. Taste is Brett yeasty, lemon and citric acidic, farmyard, manure, funky, musty grain, barley gratin, earthy, lime and some tropical notes. It tastes like there’s some sorachi ace in their somewhere
danielecamo (742) - ITALY - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma speziato ed erbaceo, fresco e pepato. al palato corpo rotondo e di nuovo un fresco erbaceo e speziato.
lym_flyer (22) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very strong smell and taste of T.CP. I thinks it is off.
Such a shame as I was looking forward to another classic from De Dolle Brouwers.
hohops (485) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is clear, golden and effervescent, a huge white pillowy head which takes a while to settle. Aroma- banana, candy, syrup, hint of zest, crisp hops, caramel undertones, spices, fresh fruit, slightly grassy. Taste- fruity, lemon zest, fluffy banana, hop bitterness but also a sweetness in there, orange peel, long bitter finish. Very good.
Nicolas_M (85) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, now I am stuck. If I said that the De Ryck Special smells like farm, this one is a farm power ten.
About taste, it’s spicy and flowery.
Oh and be careful, the beer overflowed from the bottle when opened.