KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, dark, ckoudy yellow-gold with lots of flaoties and a tall, merengue head. Aroma of honey, grapefruit, green apples, barnyard. Very fruity, with sweet and tart tones. Sweet start, with honey and cookie malt, grassty, earthy hops, then a nice sour fruit flavor, finishing with a strong hop bitterness. Lemon, grapefruit, zest. Wow. Very bitter indeed. Interesting. Intensely bitter after taste. Rich, full body without being heavy. A super hoppy tripel, though it isn’t called one. Cleaner without the sediment. Good stuff!
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear golden with a medium, firm and lacy, lasting head. Aroma of grassy hops, honeyish malt, some floweriness. Honey-malty flavor with sweet sugar presence evident, some grassy hoppiness, hints of vegetables. Light to medium body, pretty soft carbonation. Alcohol clearly present, although not burning. Strangely this feels like most of the malt had been replaced with sugar - but still no sugar is mentioned in the ingredients. Maybe it’s just the slightly alcoholic feel, and quite high residual sweetness.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from De Bierloods, Adegem. Pours golden with a healthy head. Fruity, sharp lemons aroma. Fruity, but with solid bitterness as well. Noticeable alcohol. Dry finish. Not bad.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear yellow colored beer, with a big foamy white head. The aroma of malts, fruits and some spices. The taste is fresh sparkling. Flavors of hop bitter and malty sweets. Fruits like citrus and orange. The aftertaste is bittersweet.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond beer with a nice white head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. The first brew I tasted had a lot of citrus aroma. Brew 2 is far less bitter and more an average good hopped beer.
BoBoChamp (5016) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>Bottle</i> Slightly hazy, orange body. Off-white, rocky to creamy head. Nice looks. Aroma of orange, hops, citrus, banana (isoamylacetate), ... mild, but bit compelx. Moderately (powdery/dusty/hoppy) bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Some cardboard. Bit unpleasant, but ok.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, dense, off-white head over golden beer. Vanilla, sweet with white candi sugar, bit lactic malts – and quite some caramelly alcohol. Faint aroma of (unripe) exotic fruit. Alcohol & caramel dominating the taste. Quite some restsugars for a triple-like beer. Harsh sugars; warming up, spices as coriander. Bit fizzy, very slick, medium bodied, alcoholwarming. Too slanted towards alcohol & caramel. I wonder what might better it – lower fermentation temperatures?
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Thanx to Vacas.
Almost clear golden color, with a good white head.
Aroma hops, bit spice and yeast.
Taste little sweet, fruit touch, is good hops, bitterness.
And a low alcoholic end.
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Clear blond coloured beer with small white head and few carbonation. Yeasty spicy herby aroma. Full palate bit bitter. Finish is bitter and herby.