jd543 (114) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour with a large foamy white head. Strong citrus (lemons) aroma perhaps a bit of herbs or something, also a little soapy. Flavour is sweet and sour and very lemony (almost like lemonade) - nice but maybe a bit sweet for me.
kapusil (240) - HUNGARY - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. Aroma of bread, floral hops, spicy yeastyness and some soapyness maybe. Tastes like bread and floral hops. Not bad, but not my favourite.
sfontain (673) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz corked ceramic-looking bottle. Massive gigantic insane foamy white head atop an orange liquid with so much yeast that itís nearly opaque. Aroma yeast, banana, clove, citrus, hay. Similar deal in the flavor, plus a touch of Band-Aid. Medium body; heavy, smooth carbonation. Not my favorite sort of thing, but nice for the style. Should have decanted this.
adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at 287 Liquor Fort Collins. Honestly, itís been ages since I last had this one, so looking forward to it. Pours an effervescent, yellow appearance with a nice, bubbly, white head. Big zesty yeasty, phenolic, banana/lemon, spicy, sweet malty aroma. High carbonation. Lemon/pineapple citrusy, big banana, chewy yeasty, spritzy, apple flavor. Pretty tasty and refreshing.
BlackIPA (709) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at a rochester beer fest last year. From notes. Pours a golden cloudy color with a almost white head. Aromas of green apple. Taste is very sweet to me. Not my favorite of the night.
Beerheart65 (677) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden, 3 finger frothy head breaks into big bubbles, little lacing, little sparkling. Fruity fresh, pineapple, apple, mango. Fizzy, sweet and bit sour, long tasty finish, coriander, citrus. Tasty and easy to drink, fruity fresh.
GoufCustom (216) - HONG KONG - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle bought at Belgian Beer Intl. in Tsuen Wan.
Translucent golden honey colour with no sediments; Excellent two finger head with lasting white foam and very frothy; Nice lacing and fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of banana, vanilla, caramel, honey, light pineapple, malt and floral; Pretty mute and light sweet taste of malt, banana, sweet caramel, light toffee, apricot, light peach, cloves, light alcohol, citrus, and nice herbal hops; Mid body, pretty oily palate; Taste profile is dominated by muted sweet maltyness, somewhat resembling to Waterloo Tripel 7 Blonde, but more expressive than the latter. Itís still not quite sweet enough to complement the peachy yellow fruit taste. It also features a very subdued and light alcohol background. Despite the beerís name, the 8.5% abv is very well contained and managed, as thereís no knock out effect throughout the tasting. Excellent! Hoppiness is mild and comfy right through the end, befitting for a Tripel / BSA; Slightly dry after taste, very easy and tempting to mouth.
Comments: This one is inevitably compared to Waterloo Tripel 7 Blonde because they share many similarities: nice golden colour, big and lasting frothy head, Tripel-like taste and mouth-feel. This one is slightly sweeter than Waterloo Tripel, yet itís still on the low side to be impressive, and I am surprised by the absence of yeast in the bottle unlike many other Belgian ales. I am disappointed as unfiltered yeast often add extra taste and dimension to the beer. For me, DT is more like a powered up Tripel, but not quite in the same league of Tripel Karmeliet or Affligem Tripel. To compare it as a BSA like Achel 8 Blond? Sorry, itís not even close because itís not up to that level yet.
jmagnus87 (1381) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Caramel, yeast and bright fruits. A tad bit boozy. Not one of my favorites but quite drinkable.
Darwenus (382) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was a little bright for my taste. There was a lemon/citrus thing in the close that I liked, and a lot of carbonation, but I always want something fuller than this from a Belgian. Not enough malt to suit me. Not enough everything.
HopRedHead (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours golden brown with lots of floaties and 1cm of fading, tan head. Sweet fruity/perfume notes balanced between the upfront yeast aroma and sweet molasses malt. Flavour contains a slight apricot fruitiness underneath the boozey Belgian yeast flavours. Medium body and carbonation. Challenging and complex beer, with a cool bottle!