omhper (18317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Almost aclear golden, small head. Aroma of cardboard, starfruit and marzipan. Sweet and fruity with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Slight cinnamon and pumpkin. Low bitterness. Lightly warming finish.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
220z bottle split with some friends. This was a light hazy yellow color and had a smell to it that was slightly spicy indicating its belgian style nature. The flavor was like a mix of wit and tripel to me. Not syrupy like I find a lot of tripels to be. I also liked the fact that this did not have a very high alcohol content compared to most tripels. Overall, not bad especially for the price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-26-2011 21:33:14
guzzler67 (1455) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, pale orange appearance with a small, greyish-white head and modest lacing. Initial barnyard aroma dissipates quickly and is replaced with yeast and spicy hops. Solid malt backbone paired well with the yeasty flavors up front and the dry, hoppy aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel, noticable alcohol, all leading to a long lasting finish.
robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-cloudy light orange-yellow with a small snow-white head, and some lacing.
smell is of malt, sweet fruits, a touch of caramel, and a little floral.
taste is a little watery, fruit, malt, and and little caramel. ends smooth and a tad bitter.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
All the elements are there just a little muted. Really not bad. Had I did pay a lot for it I might have been a little more disappointed. But this one is just a bit above average.
GarrettB (841) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Summer 2011 - My first encounter with Elysian’s Bete Blanche Tripel was in person, at her home in the Elysian Brewery brewpub. It was a melancholy meeting, marking my departure from Seattle and the completion of my education program. This is why I looked like a dog wagging its tail when it hears the door open and a familiar scent waft in when, there she was, on a shelf at a local Denver booze shop. It was a good reunion, dressed as she was with her egg crate gray hair (a sure sign of maturity) and her familiar aroma of freshly baked breads and banana. Her personality was as bubbly as ever, skittering here and there, leaving flavors of bread and, well, a nice Belgian yeastiness that sort of kills my desperate attempt at an analogy. Sadly, once I got past these initial flavors, I recognized that she had changed. Now she was sort of bland and unengaging in spite of that carbonated energy. In fact, that may have been it. That desperation to be bubbly made it hard for me to see what was deep down. Her soul and spirit were masked, leaving little besides those bread flavors and a sense of resignation.
Ron (2182) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Translucent golden/yellow with a white, bubbly head. Aroma of clove and other spices, earthy yeast, citrus and some sugary malt. The flavor is sweet with a lightly tart, sour yeast presence and very light hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in 2012 but guess it is 2011 version. Very nice smooth triple, certainly alcoholic but a nice mellow note throughout, like honey or fruit. frothy Head and lemon color tou not all tat azy.
mar (4463) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. gold pour with a white head. nose is spices, dried fruits, musk, and yeast. smooth on the palate, yeast, fruits, light spice, great finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with some pepery spice, grassy hops, crisp, light fruit and alcohol. Grassy soil character along with pepper and coriander followed by apple and pear. Pale biscuity malt underneath.
Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a strong earthy/musty character along with some prominent spice. Grassy, soily hops along with pepper, coriander and caraway seed followed by perfume like light fruit and booze. Fruit is subtle and overpowered by the earthy spice. Faint hints of pear and apple along with biscuity malt backbone. Boozy sweetness in the finish but abv is still decently masked. Kind of bland and needs more fruit sweetness for balance.