hotstuff (4151) - Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First of all, in my opinion, this brew is way overpriced to say the least because I do not feel it is all that great of a brew. It poured a large white invigorating foamy head and there was not that much lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma was a combination of being spicy, fruity and a slight clove aroma. There was carbonation observed and the body was a pale yellow. The taste of this brew was fizzy and tingly which is not much to my liking when it comes to taste. I was not impressed to say the least and the cost is way out of line in my personal opinion. Even if I really, really liked this brew, I would still say that it is way overpriced.
gegwilson (1290) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Calais Vins. Pours straw coloured with a layer of white froth. Sweet and spicy with champagne like sparkle. Finishes dry and quite bitter. Very nice.
Bozo_skeleton (534) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blonde bien dorée, grosse carbonatation comme du champagne, collet imposant mais qui ne resiste pas.
Aromes cereales, fleurs, fruits note caractéristiques des levures belges.
En bouche c’est du champagne au saveurs de biere belge et ca fait un effet fou.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured in a Karmeliet tulip.
A: First of all, bottle art. Just beautiful. Looks like a champagne bottle. A labeled cork and a small book explaining the producing and fermentation processes. Pours a yellow to orange clear color. A huge bubbled and sparkling head is formed. The retention is low, however it never disappears totally, leaving a bubble thin layer and some lacings
S: Very sweet in the nose, quite fruity too. Strong notes of peach l, apples, white grapes. Also strong on vanilla and Honey. Belgian yeasts and finally some malts. Reminded me her sister Karmeliet
T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Peach, apple, grapes. Vanilla and honey. Belgian yeasts and malts. In overall a sweet and fruity beer. Hoppy bitterness is very very mild in the end
M: Creamy molasses body with a huge expected champagne carbonation. Sweet mouth sensation from the beginning til the end
O: Great beer. Very tasty. Strong Belgian character. At the same time, very unique
[ BA Review @ 3/17/2012 ]
mjik83 (177) - - OCT 7, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
75cl fles gedeeld op een verjaardag
Uitgeschonken in Tripel Karmeliet glas
Uiterlijk: blond met stevige witte kraag
Aroma en smaak: kruidig, anijs, kruidnagel
Conclusie: niet mijn ding, blij dat ik het op had
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
oliodnb (343) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 75cl bottle shared. Happy birthday to me! Pours clear light golden with a thick bubbly foamy white head. Lots of bubbles. Light sweet smell with floral and yeasty notes. Taste is also sweet with caramel and fruity notes (orange, grapes, peach). Some yeast again and light alcoholic finish. Less sparkling and sweeter than what I was expecting. Very good.
RexTalionis (2538) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden in color with a foamy whitish head. White grapes, apple, hints of spicyness and lemony notes in aroma. Slightly tart mouthfeel. White wine, apple and pear in taste as well, but also notes of lemon and summer meadow appears later on. Sweet fruity bready notes in finish with a spicy twist in the end.
minutemat (1782) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from Vanuxeem, drunk in the garden. Pours clear gold with sweet yeasty aroma. Taste is super fine bubbles, honey, sweet grain & vanilla with lusciously sweet background tripel esters. Very nice indeed.
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours light golden, nose is sugary toffee, taste is rich caramel, quite fizzy, dry, sweet.
jamestulloch (1462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Classic Belgian aroma of peppery spice and yeast. Flavour of lemon meringue, yeast and straw. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Incredibly easy drinking for its strength.
gopherfan99 (511) - CROATIA - AUG 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a clear light gold with a fluffy white head, has a lot of carbonation, aroma is fruity with light spices, has sweet yeast taste with notes of tart fruits and spices, has light bitter/dry warming alcohol finish, the alcohol is nicely hidden and this drinks pretty smooth, very good beer