NikkTwist (880) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a light white head. Strong honey aroma. Notes of lemon, grapefruit, apricot. Quite sweet, but well balanced with the hops.
superspak (1469) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy and cloudy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with inredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Beautiful thick lacing on the glass, with tons of carbonation streaming up and retaining the dense head. Aromas of huge grape, lemon, apricot, apple, cherry, citrus, and yeast spices. Incredible aromas here, with tons of fruitiness and complexity. Taste of big apple, lemon, apricot, grape, pepper, lightly tart berry, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of apple, berry, apricot, and yeast spices on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking at 10%, but is still a sipper. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden, with only a small warming after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely world class Belgian strong pale. Big complexity, and very smooth for a 10% beer. Wow.
Sizzler80 (299) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silky golden, cloudy pour with a frothy white head. Bags of fruity and floral aromas. Oranges, lemons, apple, banana, spice, malt, hops, sugar. Bursts with an array of flavours. Initial alcohol heat with high carbonation. Then the citrus bitterness follows with spice and apple. Sweetness comes next from the sugar and banana.
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BVery (4248) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at TBK. Clear light orange pour with a white head. Big honey, yeast, and fruit elements - very enjoyable!
Cuso (2646) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de web shop. Hazy orange color with huge white head towering over my glass. Spicy aroma with yeast, tangerine, alcohol. Taste, molasses, honey, apricots, berries, burned sugar, yeast, lot of alcohol. Strong alcoholic finish. So far, there are much more better beers from De Dolle.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow with a super carbonated foamy head with yeast sediment everywhere. Aroma is hay, cloves, fruity esters. Taste is completely out of balance for my taste. Dominating flavor is motts apple juice mixed with grain alcohol with soiled barnyard hay thrown in. Finish is very boozy and bad. I feel like i have a sensitivity to something in these strong blondes/tripels that I cant stand them.
Ernesto987 (2365) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a huge dense triple. Very bready and boozy. Acquired taste that my partner in crime isnt a fan of.
Kristall-König (1843) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Im Geruch stark nach Gewürzen, Hefe und ein leichter Fruchteinschlag. Startet süßlich-hefig, herb. Mittig weiterhin gewürzbetont, leicht alkoholisch und intensivere Herbe. Im Abgang gewürzig-malzig, alkoholisch. Insgesamt gut trinkbar, streckenweise aber recht turbulent.
canicule (90) - IRELAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick frothy while head, amber colour. Wonderful grapefruit, vinous aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity-fresh. Beautifully balanced tasty hop finish. My favourite beer of ZBF2010, still as good from a bottle two years later.
HomeBrewHawk (458) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Brewed Feb 2010. You could tell there was going to be a lot of carbonation when I popped the cap. Poured a very hazy pale gold with a massive big bubbled white head. Bottle conditioned. Complex aroma with Belgian spice, dark sugar and a little alcohol. Heavier side of medium bodied. Lots of carbonation, fairly dry. Spicy flavor, solid malt base, but not a lot of sweetness. Dry finish. Very drinkable at 10%. Didn’t get a lot of alcohol in the flavor, just a little in the aroma. Good stuff.