Sigmund (5734) - Tau, - AUG 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Deep golden colour, low head. Lovely aroma of oak, rhum-drenched raisins and fortified wine. Warming mouthfeel. The flavour is again full of oak and raisins, also notes of bitter oranges and toffee, with a hoppy bitterness in the finish. Excellent beer.
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Reminded me of my first homebrew attempt at a strong Belgian...boilovers with set up too small for the volume, malfunctioning smack pack, no yeast starter, fermenting bucket sat on a radiator trying to kickstart things...amazingly the beer was drinkable and in some ways tasty but under attenuated, spicy, estery and boozy. And so was this, the Venerable Bede, nice mid amber colour with ballooning head, huge spicy boozy petrol, pear drop estery flavours. Alcohol battering through like a sledgehammer. Too much, at least for my preferences.
Kavu (2919) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A small taste from a bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, honey and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol, yeast and some hops. Nice.
uckelman (393) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with some flecks in suspension. I recommend having a second glass handy when opening this; the yeast in mine had been quite busy and the bottle was still foaming over when I ran out of space in my glass! This smells a bit more like a witbier than a tripel. It’s a bit lighter body than a Dutch or Belgian tripel, so it’s clearly an English take on the style. Bit of fruit on the flnish along with the warmth. Not bad.
OwainTurner (421) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a brew! Really nice, great marzipan flavour, really nice. But the alcohol is right there in your face, taste a lot highr than 9%... Looks gorgeous
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mitchell’s Wines, Sheffield. Slow gusher. Hazy gold. Big, bubnly, white head. Lovely, honeyed caramel aroma. Quite floral. Bit of peachy hop. Underpinned by a soft, Belgian yeast character. Taste is toasty sweet, turning dry. Light bitterness at the end. Rich, full mouthfeel. Doesn’t feel the ABV, though. Quite warming. Finishes soft sweet, turning yeasty dry. Very nice. Super easy drinking.
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle to accompany Christmas dinner. Stood in the cellar for a week+ previous. Popped the stopper, big foamy rush, poured into Hoegaarden tulip. Butterscotch peach and orange aroma. Hazy orange brown with an assertive off-white head. Citric hop flavour, prominent alcohol. Medium bodied astringent finish. Good with the rich flavours.
AshtonMcCobb (3936) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Appellation Comely Bank tasting. From the brewery.
Appearance - amber to light brown with a proportionate head, which then falls away a little quickly.
Nose - bready, with dried fruit. Light biscuits in the background.
Taste - more of the same. It tastes quite light given it’s 9%.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a dry balanced finish.
Overall - it’s decent and the alcohol is well hidden. Maybe could go a bit more complexity though.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours pale amber, nose is vanilla, caramel, taste is fizzy, custard, toffee.
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aromas of vanilla, spice. Taste is creamy, some fruit notes. Sweet finish. Not bad.
Eritarka (9) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, a cloying caramel sweetness that overpowers quite a bit, would possibly go well with some sharp blue cheese to cut through it. Would recommend to share a bottle of this size though.