rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle into a goblet. There is no age stamped on the cap but judging by the other De Dolle beers at the liquor store, this one is probably around 2008 vintage.
Pours a very dirty dark gold with lots of specks in it. However the head is a very billowy, frothy bright white with a few specks of yeast so I have to give it some credit for that.
Right off the bat in the aroma I can tell this beer has some age. The sherry/wet cardboard note of oxidation is quite present and overpowers anything else. Apple is very strong along with notes of plums and dark fruit; sort of out of character for a triple.
The flavor continues the oxidized notes. More apple and plums along with sherry. The oxidation character starts to become a little too much as the flavor lingers. There is almost a touch of smokiness about it but not in a real good way. This beer definitely does not have the characteristics of a Tripel that I was expecting. Mouthfeel is quite sticky; not dry like I was hoping for.
Overall, I feel like this beer is a bit past its prime. I was hoping to get a nice, aged beer but this one has been on the shelf a bit too long. Hopefully I will be able to try a fresh sample one day.
njnut (228) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at tasting. This was golden and cloudy. Aroma, as taste was light. I got a fruity aroma, light on the nose. I have to admit I don’t know what to make of the aroma. Taste was like aroma, fuity, sweet and very light. Some yeast in the finish. Not my favorite Belgium because of its lightness.
minutemat (1569) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Les Crepes de Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a dark brown with next to no carbonation and no lacing. Perhaps this batch didn’t turn out so well? Pretty bizarre fruity, sweet, chocolatey aroma.. taste brings toffee sponge, chocolate, brown sugar and fruit cake with a little orange juice zest. Not your typical tripel at all and quite honestly i’ve have never tasted anything like it. Mad bitch indeed.
OPIE788 (333) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Dry grass aroma and a bit of sweetness. I taste honey, malt, light banana and a little bit of sugar.
gEUS (1043) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours orangy yellow with a very thin simmering off-white head. Complex nose of peach, some caramel, spicy notes (peperkoek). Huge body with nice sweet notes, a bit of bitterness and even sourness. Taste of banana (in a good way), caramel and butter. Some forest fruity character as well. Top beer!
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Mania. Citrus, orange-juice, banana, butterscotch, honey and cola.
jdb288 (513) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy gold with tall white head. Nice aroma of passion fruit, grapefruit. Taste is sweet - syrupy, cotton candy, orange and grapefruit. A thoroughly smooth beer.
rikstar (734) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l fles, oranje goud kleurig troebel met een witte kraag, redelijk stabiel. Geur is gist en zoetzuur, appels met banaan. Smaak is naast zoet ook een tikkeltje zuur, mooie balans met appeltaart en witte wijn als nasmaak, die goed blijft hangen. Nice
Beerhunter111 (7172) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, alkoholisch, Nüsse, Früchte.
Geschmack sehr süß malzig, dunkle Früchte, hefig, leicht alkoholisch.
KAWANO (25) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Though they may fall into the category of triple but it’s a good beer to say that Strong Ale 10% alcohol. The body of a full-body type is suitable to drink slowly over time. A great finish of the beer geek favorite, was delight around with tongue very much taste.