alassio (84) - USA - APR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing balance of smoothness, yeastiness, touch of sweetness, brightness, and a warm blast of hops. 9.2% Alc is prominently placed on the label, and that makes it all the more enjoyable (both the placing on the label, and in the bottle). As tripels go, this is zesty, brilliantly carbonated, warm and wonderful.
sjogro (1903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Jim/John is back tasting. Bottle courtesy of scott. Unclear orange with very quickly diminishing head. Honey sweet, alcoholic, rye-ish, grainy, apple, banana, white raisans, dried banana, old pineapple, coriander. Quite sweet. Smooth full bodied, oily and slick. No carbonation.
kermis (9019) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Very hazy golden orange with no real head. Aroma of malt, toffee, woody notes and fruits. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (2702) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at THT. Slight hazy orange golden with head that lasts a few seconds. Sherry, lots of oxidized notes, grainy, apricot, alcohol, light honey. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel and barely any carbonation. Way past its prime.
jmgreenuk (6734) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a murky orange amber with little life. The aroma is toffee caramel malt. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich caramel alcoholic spicy, light hop palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (7920) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared at the Jim/John is back tasting.
Almost no head. Hazy golden pour. Fruity aftertaste. It’s aged well.
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from a trade with bierkoning a few years back. Amber colour, mids-iezd white head. Malty start, spicy hints, some vanilla and honey. Shy caramel and raisins in the finish.
RichTheVillan (5795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear Amber pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has apple and candied fruit, taste has spice, sweet caramel, fruit, tangerine, some citrus action, light bitterness, aggressive carbonation.
anders37 (21622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish with hints of dark fruit.
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, minerals, fruit, and grass. Flavor of grass, minerals, yeast, caramel, melon, and herbs.
gEUS (1662) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at home - taken from notes (31/03/2011). No carbonation at all, but drinks dangerously well. Smooth and sweet for a triple but with veggie and floral notes.