CloudyHead (53) - Brussels, - JAN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herbal aroma, some pepper, fruit. As you’d expect from these hop loving brewers, this is remarkably bitter for a tripel, but remains very drinkable. Bonus points for the beer’s theme and description.
blackisle (915) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy medium golden color, good frothy white head, recedes slowly to a thick layer with yeast islets, good lacing; malty aroma, dough, honey, apricot, orange marmalade, grassy, coriander; taste medium sweet and bitter, fruity, hint of honey; medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste, bit alcohol, fruity and spicy notes in the finish; great tripel, complex and well-balanced.
Hermod (3554) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, bottled on 18/03/14. Pours unclear golden color, white head. Beautiful. Aroma has lemon, belgian yeast, floral notes, some perfume even. Flavor has citrus, hops, floral notes. This is dry, really dry. Orange, perfumy notes lingers in my mouth for long. Bitter, dry. Really good. Some alcohol warmth.
CraftyBeerTour (93) - Barcelon, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Aroma is champagne-like, bread dough, slight honeyish, some peppery fizziness in the noise, chamomile, but dusty too (glass or beer). Hazy (sediment poured into glass) golden body, persistent white foam. Sweet biscuit and some orange marmalade bitterness, persistent, quite intense and enjoyable. Lots of effervescence which results in a creamy mouthfeel. Pleasant pithy aftertaste.
guiroul33 (121) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl from brasserie de la Senne, @ home. You can feel the caracteristic yeast from de la senne, as well as the usual bitterness, but also a sweeter taste that makes it more accessible (and more dangerous as you don’t feel the 8% abv!). Nice tripel.
ST247 (425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Bierhuyske. Pours cloudy yellow with creamy white head. Malty, citrus aroma. Taste is also malty, bit citrus, dry. Medium mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish.
dambor (87) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light yellow with very nice head. Aroma: white fruit coupled with herbs. Taste: very smooth and easy drinkable, alcohol very well hidden. A good beer, but not sure I would call it a tripel.
VastActiv (3152) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Helsinki. BOT 29/04/14. BBD 29/04/15. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, Belgian yeast and malts.
cmc619 (444) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Continuing through the De La Senne tasting. Hazy orange-gold with a lasting white head. Almost a cherry/Halls aroma and flavor to it. A bit strange. Slight harshness on the palate and too bitter, I think, for this beer.
Beersiveknown (3451) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
hazy burnished gold with fluffy offwhite head with herbal nettley aroma. Lively spikey carbonation, vegetal hops, sweet and fruity malt, yeast esters. Pineapple and icing sugar.
davidtjm (618) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Hopfenreich. Pour is gold, aroma is
fruity. Taste is fruity, sweet, apricot, alcohol. Very good