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.
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold color with storming multi-speed and layered activity. Thick frothy and rocky beige 3-4 finger island head, lasting around 15 minutes, with thick legs. Flavors of pineapple, mango, lemon, clove, sweet grains, honey, coriander, peppercorn, floral and herbal spices. Juicy tropical fruits sweetness with delicate grassy bitterness. Slick oily full body with prickly and zesty carbonation. Strong finish, a little dry yet the alcohol is well hidden, lingering orange and citrus hops, some grass and pine, with thick sweet malts and a floral bouquet. Delicious flavors, bold and filling, yet quite fresh. Good balance and intensity, complex, although feels more like a Belgian IPA than actual Tripel. Overall excellent quality craft.
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy hoppy aroma with weak yeasty hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus hoppy finish.
Peb (64) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur blond trouble. Nez fruité un peu fermé. Bouche sur les fruits exotiques, litchi. Malt, houblon. Quelque chose de laiteux. Proche d’un malt belge. Pas mal et puissant.
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely tasty stuff. Dangerously well masked alcohol.
Hazy pale golden color with a fine white head. Nice intensity in the aroma. Medium to full body and a fine carbonation level. Moderate ok acidity and a balanced sweetness. Fruity, citric, some yeast and some spices. Lovely stuff.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
beer_est_deus (1163) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klar, gyllene halm färgad, tätt lätt orange färgat skum. -4 Doft: Belgo, gräs, röda äpplen, höst luft, alkohol. Smak: Belgo, inlagd lätt jäst frukt, alkohol, växter, parfym, kryddor, APK limpa.
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from Systembolaget. Slightly hazy golden, mid-size long-lasting white head, good lacing. Rich fruity, hoppy aroma, pineapple, fresh peaches, lemon, ripe sweet orange, honey sweet and mildly floral. Soft carbonated, full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. Sweet fruity taste, citrus, elderberry, peach, orange, honey, yeast, white pepper. Warming finish with mild floral bitterness. Well-made!
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle @ home.
Poured near golden color with a thin white head.
Citrusy nose, spices, apricots, ’creamy’.
Floral, citrusy, apricotty, very dry stuff. Excellent drinkability. Noway this is 10%.
jookos (5603) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@hernods, thanks! Pale golden light haze. Citrussy, light resinous, caramelly belgy spicy nose. Pretty nice n intense. Full bodied, citrus, grapefruity, floral pale malty, some abv in flavour. Fruity, belgy tripely. Real nice. Flavourful, fruity, intense.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
c0fein (555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from systembolaget. Bottled on 2016-03-15.
Clear orange colour with a big white head. Crispy, dry fruits, grapefruit, mouth drying palate, good but not so refreshing.
Hopmaestro (1306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is really exciting, full of lemongrass, dried fruits, pineapple and yeast. Taste is really crisp and refreshing. Herbal and sweet fruity with apricots and citrus taking the lead. Slight marzipan and spice notes in the end. There’s pretty much going on in here, and this might not be your regular tripel, but I don’t care - it’s a lot more tastier.