MartinT (8619) - 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 (779) - 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 (4930) - 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 (751) - 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.
brianza_ale (188) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Pours a medium, nicely creamy, fluffy and bubbly head; colour is a bit hazy golden orange. Smells immediately pure belgian (can recon it from miles): dough, yeasts, spices, fruits, grain, small hint of cheese and alcohol. Taste followes the quite complex aroma: initially it’s very spiced, fruity and moderately sweet, giving then space to the hops with a gradually ascending (medium) bitter finish (bit of alcohol). Nice carbonation, and dry finish which give perfect place to the next sip. Complex and satisfying tripel, nicely balanced between sweet and that lest’s say original "bitter" notes. Those spices give this tripel a unique touch and a bit of saison hints. Original and appreciable
Camons (7773) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours hazy amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast. light caramel,oranges, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, yeasty, caramel, little spice, coriand, orangepeel, grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation, light warming alcohol. 060414
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For the sake of conversation just the ratings. Can’t help but I just hate smartphones.
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Hazy golden orange with a medium persistent white head and good lacing. Aroma of orange peel, floral notes, spices, malt and alcool notes. Taste is moderately malty with spicy presence, yest, floral presence, orange peel/citrus and sticky finish. Medium/full body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Astringent. I can understand why some people doesn’t like it (sticky astrengency), but I still think that a very interesting/unusual take on a Tripel and that it’s quite tasty.
logattogigi (44) - - MAR 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ottimo esempio di Triple, ben speziata e profumata. Bel colore giallo, pieno e invitante, sormontato da bella schiuma bianca. Buon corpo, ottimo equilibrio, note speaziate e dolci al palato. Ben inquadrata nello stile, molto migliorata da quando la avevo assaggiata anni fa.
Sissio (939) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at birratrovo in Como
I really didn’t liked the aroma, taste isn’t bad but I expected something better