MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Balthazar. Blond/hay, quickly fading white head, quite hazy. Aroma is really somewhere between citrus, grass and ammonia (!). Not sure if the latter is good. Taste is pretty .... actually surprisingly straightforward, when considering the rest : there is honey, raisins, hay and fruit esters.... pretty much everything for everyone, not just sure if everything blends that well. The key here is the palate -- it would seem like the finish hits really early (... and extremely dry), but then the post-finish (!!!) hits with some really subtle, but extremely pleasant cherry notes. All in all -- nor for anyone, and a bit of a letdown considering it’s DDC, but still a rather good and very complex brew.
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml Bottle - Golden with a slight haze and a white head. Lemon, gooseberries and some floral and herbal notes in the aroma. Floral, hoppy, fruity and moderately sweet taste with grapefruit, elderflower, lemon, gooseberries and grass.
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another truly outstanding beer from these guys. Herbal, spicy light and delicious.
Florya (1696) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: bottle Appearance: cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma: strong spicey yeast tones, some citrus peel, ripe fruits, cranberries and herbal notes. Palate: full to medium body, medium to soft carboantion.
weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 11.5 oz. brown bottle poured into a Tappist glass. Opaque light brown with big golden highlights with medium white head. Taste is banana, spice, yeast, and some clove.
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from local SB cons 2016-08-14 Göteborg, beer no 20 from this brewer.
AR: sweet citrus, line, wee spicey yeastines
AP: clear coppery, very high frothy white head, nice curtains
F: sweet yeasty, lime zest, lemon flesh, warming feeling,
ej (1232) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nearly clear, golden body with a large, white top. Lovely aroma of citrus, malts and a touch of that belgian yeasty-fruityness. Flavor is light sweet with a moderate fruity / estery touch. Some hints of grass, spice / clove and pepper. This is a very good tripel and quite drinkable despite the high abv. The mouthfeel is creamy and it has a lively co2 level. Ends on a dry and somewhat bitter note.
Vignale (3255) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska frĺn SB. Gyllengul med tjockt skum. Doft av mandarin, dill, örter och marsipan. Kryddig och pepprig, lite spritig, apelsin/mandarin, dill, lĺng besk eftersmak. Intressesand och elegant modern crossover trippel men ocksĺ lite tröttsam i längden och väl svĺr.
TEJA (2367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Small but lasting white head. Opaque golden color. Really nice wood and Belgian phenolic aroma with some chemical plastic aroma. Intense phenolic taste and a bit harsh / tart taste. No sweetness and malty with a firm body and a lingering bitterness.
Jokestereo (302) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden with a white head.
Aroma; Citrus, pineapple, peach, blood orange, Belgo yeast, hay, bread, earth and spicy notes with a sting of alchohol in the end.
Taste; Citrus, blood orange, peach, pineapple, Belgo yeast, bread, earth and spicy notes.
NikkTwist (2660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 Draft at Khyber Pass. Very hazy dark gold pour with some frothy white lace on top that left a lasting spray of lace. Complex mix. Dark tropical earthy flavors. Blood orange pineapple. Walnuts. Purple passionfruit. Charred potpourri. Peach pits. Pinecones. Black plums. Squash. Mango cashews. Peppercorns. Spicy, bitter and brash - but smooth concidering the ABV. Certainly worthwhile but not quite as extraordinary as others seem to find it.