EdKing (1910) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Hazy, rich golden amber, thin white head which is quickly gone. Oily looking and a little thick in the glass. Nose is zesty citrous lemon and grapefruit rind, estery perfumed Belgian yeast, honeysuckle floral and honey on bread. Taste has that crisp pungent Belgian yeast combined with some bitter hop, to give it a nice bitter eatery and citrous kick, with a strong and heavy pale malt backbone. Citrous rind lingering on the finish with a bit of spice.
andrealboome (16) - - SEP 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Buonissima tripel, corposa come da stile... colore dorato, abbastanza classica nel gusto e negli aromi...molto piacevole da bere...
harrisoni (13884) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Hazy paleish gold lasting white head with a few floaters at the bottom. Belgian yeasty estery aroma with quite a lot of bubblegum. Very estery. Some malt. Not great. Nothing like a tripel to be honest.
StevieT (639) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours cloudy amber, sharp fruity flavours with a fresh malty aroma, balanced and warming alcohol on the palate. Good drop.
Ambro206 (138) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Assaggio (11 cl) a "Birre in piazza 2014": alcuni critici hanno accusato Schigi (mastro birraio di Extraomnes) di copiare dai birrifici belga e di non avere inventiva. Per questa birra hanno forse ragione ma ci riuscissero tutti a copiare così bene.
Al naso si presenta delicatamente floreale e vanigliata. In bocca è piacevolmente secca lasciando spazio nel finale ad un decisa sensazione alcolica e speziata.
JanEric (1016) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ma che siete venuti Rome. Licht blonde beer. Very bitter for a tripel, Nice but a strong one and also a bitter one.
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This assertively bitter Tripel stands out due to its generous herbal hopping surrounded by citrusy and estery (banana) angles, all thriving within a creamy, effervescent mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam decorates the cloudy blond-beige.
-That mouthfeel is a mouthful. Looking forward to trying a bottle to see if it’s the same when bottle conditioned.
-Bready yeast flavours also participate.
-The herbal bitterness might be a tad too intense for what I like in the style.
-Malt flavours could be better defined.
Bottle and on tap at Ma Che Siete and at Open Baladin Roma.
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 bottle purchased in Rome and consumed in Kosovo. Dark golden and cloudy color, medium white foamy head. Sediments of the bottle bottom invade the glass and it takes a few minutes to let them settle. The nose starts with a floral bouquet and ends with some spicy notes (mainly pepper). Malt feel in the nose too. Alcohol dominant feel in the mouth. It starts with sweet malty notes and goes floral overall with a semi-dry end. Very balanced combination of notes of a very interesting and innovative Tripel reinterpretation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome.
Appearance: Orange colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, yeast, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, malt, grapefruit. Somewhat bitter finish.
Ragnampiza (499) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Birra +. Dark gold/pale sunrise orange, pretty hazy, not much of a head to speak of, just a thick ring of foam. Fruity and perfumy nose, mainly unripe bananas, and red apples, some marzipan cake, definitely dark fruits (raisins and figs), fruit esters and yeast. Quite thinner than expected and yes, there is a bold and sweet astringency, which imho works quite well. Slightly peppery, moderately fruity, with some toffe/burnt caramel presence. Warming, but the alchool is well hidden. Soft to average carbonation, almost medium body, slightly oily texture. A good and easy to drink sipper, as strange as that sounds.