laiti (7910) - Helsinki, - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 03/2012, BBE 03/2013
A strong kick of CO2 when opening the bottle. And foaming when pouring. Lots of foaming. Finally, when a big and a small Tripel Karmeliet glasses are full of foam, I can start my rating.
Aroma is somewhat sweet with toffee typical to aged Belgian ales. Also Belgian yeast, some citrus notes and grassy hops. Very foamy palate with lots and lots of CO2. Flavour is rather strong on pear esthers, some alcohol, banana and Belgian yeast. Dry finish. Interesting stuff; the alcohol is stinging and clearly present but still it doesn’t disturb much. This has some similarities with Malheur Biere Brut.
hohops (731) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottled July 2014. Appearance- golden with a slight amber tinge, an enormous pillowy white head which gradually settles. Turns murky brown when you pour it all out. Lots of bubbles rising. Aroma- Belgian yeast, bready malt, stewed apple, dark fruit, spices, orange peel, baked fruits, caramel biscuit undertones. Taste- lots of fruit here- apple pie, stewed fruit, brown sugar, caramel, rhubarb, spices, orange peel, solid malt presence, pretty boozy, fruitcake. Nice and full-bodied, doesn’t hide its strength. Impressive.
sokuzs1 (507) - - JUN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: orange, apricot, spicy, some malty notes
Taste: medium sweet, peach, apricot, malty, honey, alcohol, orange, spicy
GSAP (675) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol is wel aanwezig door de verzoete smaak van honing, kruiden en zelfs wat peper, weinig bitter, ook in de nasmaak die wat droog en zurig aandoet. Aroma is zwaar, bijna muf zoet. Smaak is het meest complex, aroma iets minder. Kraag is een kraag, hoog- en langstaand. Ceeoootwee is rijkelijk, teveel eigenlijk.
veceo (1153) - CROATIA - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow color, huge white heaf. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, spices, citrus, honey. Taste is similar, malty and sweet, spicy, yeasty with honey and citrus, some alcohol notes. Full body, average carbonation. Good stuff.
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azzie (749) - Pula, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33 from Pivoljub beer shop in Ljubljana. Hazy pale yellow liquid with gigantic head. Smell of coriander, candy, banana, soap, flowers. Full body, light carbonation. Fruity taste, coriander, some alcohol in it, grains, flowers.
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vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tripel is one of my favorite styles. La Fin Du Monde, and Merry Monks are my two benchmarks of the style. Dulle Teve is a bit stronger, has a bit more "burn".... but the finish is just not smooth. I like to get a deep smell of the beer from the tulip, and after a sip, when I breathe out, I expect wonderful complex tastes. Unfortunately, the finish on this one just has some funk in there that doesn’t work for me.
kingaugusta (192) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours quite dark for a tripel (medium copper) and clear with a moderate off-white head and good lacing. Extremely heavy sediment. Nose is extremely boozy (almost like a barley wine) with some notes of syrup, hops, and coriander. Flavor is a bit more mellow but still very hot with a bit of sweetness up front but a very dry yet yeasty finish. This one may have aged a little too much because this really doesn’t look, smell, or taste like a tripel, though it’s still generally good, if a little alcoholic.
Hidden_Pooch (508) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky amber with a massive frothy head. Aroma is of spice, faint candy, very weak aroma. Tastes of bubblegum, banana, cloves, and a grapey sweet finish. Has a light body with high carbonation and a tingly, warming finish. I felt as though something tasted off about this beer, maybe my bottle. Almost tasted a little infected.
SlackerMads (2736) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. The nose is fruity and yeasty. Banana, cloves, strawberry, light hay, dry grass. Flavour has hay, honey, banana, strawberries, dry grass, wood, alcohol. Full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Heavy sweet and medium bitter with warming and light hot alcohol. A bit hefty on alcohol and sweetness.
Cybion (117) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours clear dark amber with a finger of off-white head. Carb is visible. Big fruity aromas of apple pie/crumble, plum, and citrus. Also picking up notes of mint, banana and bubblegum (like in some German hefeweizens), general cake and honey malt, and even something slightly herbal or medicinal; interesting stuff thus far! Dark/muscovado sugar and treacle/molasses are the biggest notes in the taste, though there’s also a noticeable sour edge here, with citrus and sour apple notes emerging. Dark fruits are prominent too. Rather full bodied, thick, and oily, and with some carbonation sticking around. Quite interesting and imaginative take on the traditional abbey style overall.