Abijen (2511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells sweet, fruity. Tastes fruity, sweet and bitter. Fizzy carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Commissioned tripel (once again)... Lots of pressure in the bottle and smoke coming out of it, but no gushing. Very thick, rocky, dense, beaten egg-like, lacing head over an initially clear orangey golden beer with a ’fog’ of yeast bits throughout. Aroma of yellow plum, gooseberry, white rum, banana (even some bubblegum), honey, vanilla ice cream, apple cake, roses, powder sugar, sugared chicory, caramel, sweetbread, cream, sweet curry, fried egg, ginger, white pepper and already some rusty onsetting oxidation making the whole less attractive than it probably was when young. Fruity taste, estery with suggestions of pineapple, banana, pear and peach, sweet with a sourish accent, well-carbonated and even numbing the tongue a bit (in other words, overcarbonated), slick and smooth body, caramelly, honeyish and somewhat bready malt sweetness with white candi sugar and ongoing fruity esters on top, spicy hints, malt sweet finish with growing but still restrained earthy and floral hop bitterness, drying, yeasty as well, some warming, white rum-like alcohol. Technically more or less okay though the sweet curry spiciness in the nose bothered me a bit, but again too sweet even for a commercially intended tripel, a bit tiring even. Should receive a lot more hop bitterness in order to be even acceptable from a conceptual point of view. And there is no doubt in my mind that this ages very badly too...
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Hemelrijk Hasselt, shared with Mathieu87.
Beer made for the Epsilon Bowling.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, very huge stable white head.
NOSE: fruity, hoppy.
TASTE: very hoppy, fresh, fruity, nice!
Thompson (644) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium white head... opaqe yellow colour... smell yeast malts... taste also malts grass... body good.. shared by benzai
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanx by benzai. Orange color with a white head. Smells malty, fruity and herbs. Tastes herbs, fruity, malts.
Benzai (14264) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared at my Birthday party. Murky yellow to orange color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lightly brett, lightly bitter. Not bad at all actually. Medium body, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy pale yellow with a medium sized white head. Smells grassy, herbs, yeast. Tastes grassy, fresh, dry, herbs. Medium body, too much carbo.