reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours a golden color with about 2 fingers of white head with some good retention eventually leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light malts and some fruit with a hint of yeast and coriander. Taste is light malty sweetness enhanced with fruit and spices and yeast with some hop bitterness. A really nice tripel which left me in good spirits upon completion.
AndySnow (1765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Monks Sveavägen Stockholm. Amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet somewhat citric flavour.
hawthorne00 (2093) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma of light sugars, oranges and spices, light dough. Subdued sweetness with caramel, peaches, orange, biscuit, vanilla, coriander, white pepper, cloves. Alcohol very well hidden. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel beneath the yeast. Maybe the coriander’s a bit much towards the finish. Very English malt touches but very much a Tripel - and a good one.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a dense foamy head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, some tropical fruits, honey, spice and yeast. Flavour of yeast, spice, coriander, herbal, citrus and funk. Dry, spicy, lovely flavours. Nice and light, yet full-bodied.
BoBoChamp (4679) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, as Bede’s Chalice, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, sweet/spicy and slightly fruity, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew
ekstedt (4909) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50 cl) at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Fruity and slightly almondy aroma, with somespicy notes and herbal hops. Medium bodied, soft varbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured out a dull amber gold brew with a big quick foam up white cap that fizzles quickly. Smells like a tripel enough to satisfy. Yeast, slight sweetness that helps out, faint pepper spice, coriander, orange and peach - both a bit sweet and both work well to round out the aroma and give it depth. The flavour seems to improve with every sip. Here and there the sips start with alcohol and end with alcohol with a small bitter quality. Orange, yeasty spice, ok malts - what ever that means. This is probably a bit too tilted to the alcohol and spice being more dominant than other softer qualities so I am finding this not that interesting. Then again, I’m just not a big fan of tripels. The spice is solid. Medium bodied, ok carb, a decent beer actually.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a murky orange gold with decent off white head. Aroma is very pungent with citrus fruit, yeast, some spice, caramel. Taste has a dusty farmhouse quality. Some citrus fruit, peppery, full of yeast. Alcohol is there and warming but not over the top. Very tasty.
mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a cloudy, murky dark orange with a lingering, two-finger white head. Aroma is quite spicy, with coriander, orange peel, yeast, caramel malt, and some dried fruit (like apricot). Flavour is quite funky / rustic like a saison, orange peel, coriander, with some farmhouse characteristics, with lots of yeast. Complex and dry mouthfeel. Really enjoyable.
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden, slightly cloudy appearance. Aroma of orange and malt, with the alcohol content popping through too. Wheaty orange, sweet malt flavours. Quite a subtle beer for its strength. Dry finish. I like it a lot. It’ makes a nice contrast or altenative to continental abbey tripels.