ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simple, unassuming label, check, small brown bottle, check, grandish ale that bears no resemblance whatsoever to any Tripel I’ve tried, check. New or just been hidden away from me for many years, this is a celebratory explosion of all the simple things melded to make one smile. It pours with so much life. Cloudy as the yeast goes in; a misty deep orange with the finest of carbonation streaming slowly towards a mountainous bleach white crown. The head is well held and settles a good two inches with half that out the lip of the chalice. Laces wickedly. Piercing, all alerting nose has lots of plump fruit reminiscent of cantaloupe, peach and honeydew with edging herbal elderflower and lavender. Similar biting and gripping ripe and underripe fruit on the palate. Bitter fruit end, vinous and dry with a piney, floral and earthy flow. Beautifully balanced and harmonious with its back drop of clean malts. Firm body made lighter by the effervescence. This is lipsmackingly good stuff. Vinous, hoppy, fruity, refreshing and scarily shielding of that alcohol. A wonderful non Tripel!! (33cL, BBE 04/15, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
seynie (210) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice gold with a lasting foamy top. Bitter at first, but sweeter as it progresses and into the finish (white sugar, caramel). Lots of hops. Full body and long finish. Tingling. Malt, dried leaves, white sugar, bit floral maybe. Nice complexity and well balanced, excellent beer
Patrickctenchi (4394) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy, golden-yellow with a whipped white head.
Lemony yeast, citrus scent....
Taste is delicate...fruit/citrus/yeast....black pepper hops...
Really nice...just a subtle hint of alcohol..
Taste is delicate..
SinH4 (491) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with small white head. Aroma is sweet, biscuity. Very sweet, floral, sweet finish. Not much of the ABV noticeable. A fine brew.
Hamirubi (101) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has more alcohol, then you would taste. A lovely beer, with great aroma and colourful appearance.
dnicolaescu (1030) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL At 8% abv. The aroma starts with something spicy, harsh and dusty. The go the dominant notes - spicy peppercorns along with juicy green pepper, followed by a light fruity sweetness, that barely balances out the spice. The bitterness is also peppery but not that heavy. A touch of warming alcohol here and there. The carbonation is soft and foamy, as is the body - deceivably light and easy drinkable, without sacrificing the flavour. Very good.
MichaelAwesome (4913) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Das hat mir gut gefallen. Ein guter Bumms an Hefe und milden Hopfen, dazu schön fluffig und zum Schluss etwas Vanille nebst etwas Butter und ein paar Blumen. Hat mir gut gefallen.
McTapps (4923) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trinkhalle in Bochum. The beer has got a hazy golden-strawy colour with a low head and smooth body. Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast, followed by a taste of Belgian yeast, strong alcohol, malt, cloves, mild herbs, flowers, overripe fruits and light honey. Herbal finish with a big massive Belgian yeast overdose. Warming. Solid in its style, yet nothing extraordinary good.
DrSamPHD (68) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Golden orange color. Weak aroma, some floral smells coming through but not much there. Medium head, foamy and white. Taste is balanced, sweet & bitter. Bubbly mouth feel, quite refreshing. This is a beer that’s easy to drink without sacrificing flavor.
jspronck (120) - BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with quickly-disappearing white head. Nice aromas: first nose was floral with notes of grass and citrus, second nose was yeast, flowers and honey. light sweetness in mouth with a long and pleasant honey finish. Nice and strong.
AdiBeer (1678) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grain, cereal malts, yeast, slight, dry bitters. Appearance: hazy gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turning light sweet but reverts very quickly into bitters, getting quite intense, lively carbonation. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, well-balanced, but not quite in the top league. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.