bnokk (288) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
APPEARANCE – dark copper color – darker than I’d expect for a tripel. A lot of sediment that is perturbed by the carbonation.
NOSE – lot of malt. Not a lot more than that.
FLAVOR – malty flavor, some effervesce, I wouldn’t have guessed it was a Belgian or a tripel if the bottle didn’t say so.
shigadeyo (3345) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dried fruits leather, alcohol, candy; dirty, dark orange color, tons of suspended sediment; flavor is vanilla, milky caramel, leather, dried apricots, dates, and caramel, hint of butterscotch, alcohol isn’t completely overt, just a bit of hops and bitterness in the finish; medium full body, creamy mouthfeel; decent, wasn’t what I was expecting from a Triple, seems older and aged already...
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first beer from a relatively new contract brewer, with a label which, apart from a cryptic drawing and the name of the beer, bears almost no information whatsoever - not very exemplary towards craft beer lovers, actually. Very thickly lacing, retaining, pale yellowish white, dense and moussy head over an orangey amber coloured beer, too amber for a true tripel in fact, with a suspension of yeast bits floating around. Somewhat unusual but not unpleasant aroma of cookie dough, candied orange, walnut liqueur, passion fruit, persimmon, cranberries, lots of biscuit and butterscotch, honey, sweet white wine, sundried tomatoes, gingerbread, tobacco, raw red cabbage, old apple cake, whisky, cloves, minerals. Sweetish onset, lots of dried fruits, redcurrant, overripe apricot, hint of banana, bubblegum even, medium carbonation, notably minerally, followed by a creamy, full, soft and rounded maltiness, biscuity, bready, caramelly, toasted, adorned with spicy yeasty accents and evolving into a moderately, leafy and lightly herbal hop bitterishness, but the caramelly maltiness remains the longest, as well as a restrained yeastiness; there is some whisky-like alcohol warmth leaving a slightly tingling sensation on the root of the tongue, but nothing wry or disturbing. Very malt forward, with a butterscotch and cookie aroma I usually encounter in darker coloured beers. This is clearly made with care and attention for malt flavour and in that sense the idea of this labelling a tripel is not that far-fetched, but I’d rather classify this as a Belgian strong ale. In any case: more enjoyable than expected, a welcome addition to the Belgian beer landscape, as far as I’m concerned. I am pleasantly surprised by the lack of off-flavours or obvious flaws in the nose (no iron, no H2S, no DMS or anything else which could have ruined it), especially considering this is quite new, so I would surely drink this again.
PlutonowyMan (177) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large, white head, strong. Color dark gold. Very pleasant tasting, when I drank draeckenier, I felt that it is thick and full. Flavor: caramel, malt and very nice bitterness. Alcohol gently warming. Very delicious beer.
CharlyBeer (127) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birra corposa di 7,5 gradi, i quali si sentono arrivare.
Il gusto ricorda un po’ la Rodenbach, mi piacerebbe scoprire cosa gli da questo aroma.
mikske79 (1317) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Echt een tripel zoals een tripel hoort te zijn. Een van de beste bieren dat ik ooit geproefd heb
deanso (6943) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy white head. Slightly hazy golden/blond pour. Ok. Nothing special
kermis (7693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Pours slightly hazy orange with a cream head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
r464 (2090) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden color with a large whitish color head. Hints of dark fruit and spice, surprisingly light for a tripel.
MoritzF (8862) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Slightly unclear, deep golden colour with a big off-white foamy head. Bready and slightly oxidised/buttery malty aroma with notes of caramel and a tinge of herbal hops. Sweet flavour, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Bready cara-malt character with notes of popcorn and a subtle fruity touch; moderately sweet cara-malty and mildly hop bitter finish with the absence of any spices. Quite rounded brew. 16.II.13