JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber colour with a slim head. Aroma is citrus orange with a spicy Belgian yeast. flavour is buttery sweet alc. with a dry bitter finish
markas101 (1900) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Hazy greyish apricot appearance. Intense orange rind citrus aroma, heavy fruit with peach, nectarine, and some prune. Sweet, very little alcohol detectable for the strength. Coriander and honey on the finish.
imdownthepub (10651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Hazy orange gold with slight head. There is a heavy yeasty note along with the spices and a hefty wallop of alcohol. Some sweetness, fruity, esters, but the spice and corriander dominate a little. Heavy on the finish.
reebtogi (4388) - 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 (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings.
Appearance: Hazy dark golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, caramel, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, yeast. Bitter finish and some alcohol that shines through.
Original rating 2011-09-11 - 7/4/6/1/15
Bottle at Monks Sveavägen Stockholm. Amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity aroma. Sweet somewhat citric flavour.
hawthorne00 (2549) - 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 (5759) - 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 (5630) - 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 (2100) - 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.