BoBoChamp (5755) - 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 (6512) - 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 (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - 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 (1244) - 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 (14361) - 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.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with a lasting thin white head. Fruity aroma and flavour remind me of nectarines. Scent is a little powdery. Nice gentle flavour with deep apricot and nectarine flavour.
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, 12 July 2011) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with citrus, dried fruit, apricots and spicy hints of coriander. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, apricots, marmalade, spices and coriander. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Nice one.
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colouration is exactly what one would expect from a tripel. Nice hazy bubbling dark amber with a foamy head. Nose is great. Sherbert, pear, perfumey. taste is yeasty, malty with pears, raisins and finish is English pear drop sweets. First taste is quite dry and would expect more fruitiness but fruit builds up nicely on the palate.
Humble_Tester (9) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours a cloudy Orange/Amber color with a hoppy, yet fruity smell that is particularly evocative of spring. A sharp first taste that has a short caramel aftertaste. A great outdoor, sipping drink. Hardly noticable as a 9% abv too because of its complex flavor