Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 300 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip. ABV is 8%. Beer is made with organically grown ingredients.
Light orange colour, with a very thin white head, less than one finger in height. Very short retention. No activity in the glass except for some bits and pieces floating around in the beer’s body.
Aroma is fruits, mostly apricot, and yeast. Quite subtle. Some sugars and alcohol too.
Taste is sweet up front, with fruits again and some yeasty notes, becomes slighty bitter at the very end, just once you think there is no aftertaste on this one. Nothing to be excited about though.
Thin (for a tripel) to medium body, average carbonation.
An average for this style.
erickok (3165) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somwhat hazy very light orange body with nice white lace. Standard ligth malty body, white bread yeasty, apple. All very straightforward. Very light herbal note is the best I can make out. Taste is more bitter than expected, bit herbal here but also some vegetable. Ending is quite harsh for such a moderate Belgian ale. An accessible but very boring brew. (30cl bottle from Eko Plaza)
thanatosti (817) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl. bottle shared with Jan-Willem @ home. Gift from Niek. Golden with a thine white head. Grainy yeasty aroma. Yeasty taste with a very sweet touch. Sweet aftertaste. Nice but one dimensional.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam
Hazy golden color, compact head. Some aroma of malt and sauerkraut, lightly cheesy. The malt flavor is reasonably good, it has a strange Parmesan touch; correct bitterness, light spicy character.
Not too bad.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat hazy golden yellow with small white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is malty, no sweet present. Taste is nice bitter hoppy. Aftertaste is dry, short, little bitter. (Velp 201210)
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with a small, white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light banana, marzipan, orange. Taste begins sweet, light banana, light malt, marzipan. Turns bitter and unpleasant lemon peel in the middle with a large dose of ethanol. Palate is full and soft. A bit too simplistic this one.
MaartenRF10 (1460) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poor tripel. one-sided taste. Sticky sweet malty, bit hay. Body is ok, full. Some alcohol as well.
BobEvers (251) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
kleur: goudgeel niet helder, mooie schuimkraag
geur: hop, fris
smaak, beetje zuur, bitter nasmaak. Vrij zwaar alcohol-smaak.
OllieBBommel (939) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle@tasting (2004), 30cl. Head: white colored.Color: orange yellow. Aroma: hops. Taste: mild, grain, bitter. Palate: bitter, watery. Overall: rerating needed.
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 330ml from Burg Bieren, Ermelo, Netherlands. Hazed yellow gold with white head. Really spicy nose leading to a bitter sours flavour, quite harsh on the palate with a big herbal kick. Not a beer to relax with.