pilsnerrogge (2594) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange colour. Large, thick head. Yeasty, fruity banana aroma. Spicy (cloves) flavour with long pine needle bitter finish. The alcohol is shining through a little.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy light orange. Aroma of honey, vanilla, banana, virginia tobacco. Spicy flavour with notes of cloves. Alcohol dominates the aftertaste with some dry bitterness added.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick head on a hazy orange body. Very well balanced, rather fruity, neither too swwet nor too bitter. It is rather complex and a real joy to drink.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, December 20004 bottle, December 2003 wrapper? Pretty deep gold, great head. Spicy aroma, quite yeasty. Flavor had strong yeast component, a good dose of apricot, and a medicinal, quinine bitterness that dominated all. The comparison to a mix between Duvel and Orval is an apt one, although I enjoyed sipping on this one. Complex and interesting.
norlem (8) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quite nice belgian triple. Hazy-orange with a neat fluffy head. The dominating tastes are spicy hops, lemon and alcohol. It reminds me of a mixture of an Orval and a Duvel - with the end result being less interesting than the two components.
drpimento (2400) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice textured fluffy head, nice bittersweet typical belgian aroma, a little too sweet in the after tast tho. Cloudy amber with trub
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Hoppy and sweet. Rather dark for a blonde or beer of this type. Alcohol is hidden well. Zero lace and the head vanishes almost instantly. Yeasty and with a fair lick of spice and orange, I found this much better on tap than I did from a bottle.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I asked the bartender for a blond tripel with spicy taste. This was what I got.
Full yellow color w/ hints toward plae orange with nice foam.
Aroma reminded me of Duvel without alcohol and lager beer. Dry, slightly hoppy, a little spicyness, a little belgian bittersourness (tannic?) but all in all, too mild for me, this is the kind of beer you need to siniff realy hard and drink realy slow to appreciate.
A disappointment as I was looking for flavour, not an easy way to get drunk.
But the little flavour there was I liked pretty much.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouring from a 750 ml bottle that was labelled as containing 11.2 ounces, this poured a clear golden body with a tall chunky head that laced the glass with sheets of fizz. The aroma is light floral hops and yeast... not very likeable. The taste, however, is pleasant enough, a sweet, lightly spiced malt with a citric acidity and a nice bitter hopping in the finish. Nothing to write home about.
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Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sweet fruity, citric aroma. Very yeasy and unpleasant. Cloying and artificial. It was for me to finish my glass. No bitterness at all.