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Forstner Triple 22

Brewed by Handbrauerei Forstner
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kalsdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Nach aufwändiger belgischer Brauart hangebrautes Starkbier. Mehrere Gärvorgänge, drei verschiedene Hefestämme und kräftige Hopfung und Nachgärzeiten von bis zu zwölf Monaten bestimmen den aussergewöhnlichen Charakter dieses Bieres. Die Nachentwicklung in der Flasche hält weiter an.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2538) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2015
33cl bottle bb06/2019, courtesy of werckmeister, danke! Enjoyed in Styrian context, accompanying the cinematic Graz&Puntigam scenery of Brenner’s exploits in Das Ewige Leben, 03/2015. - Thick boozy nose of peach marmelade turning into alcoholic Obstler, wheat-malt fruity esters from Weizenbock territory intruding upon spicier Tripel phenols, while trying to balance both. Some caramel, marzipan and a greater helping of aroma hops in the nose than usual. Drinks like a boozy soggy peach marmelade milkshake spiked with white chocolate and marzipan, with the 9,5% running in overdrive. Bit sticky, sharper notes of fermenting apple and pear. A tad better than most of the DE cover versions I’ve had so far, but still not characterised by optimal drinkability like the best BE examples of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3136) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
(Forstner Triple 22) Bottle 330 ml from Saeglopur, thanks! Served into a tulip, ABV 9.5% Dark orange colour on the body, tall thick, off-white head, which starts to collapse fast. Light lacing on the glass. Very nutty aroma, weird but hoppy. Sweet, malty taste, lots of sugars and alcohol. Some fruity notes on the finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Harsh beer but gets easier to drink after a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Smells of Belgian tripel, diffusely cloudy in its colour. Sweet and alcohol heavy, hints of caramel and cherries (?), the overall impression is cozy and warm. Heavy both in taste and aftertaste, more powerful that its Belgian predecessors. The Austrians know what they are doing, in this case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1003) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Thanks for all the wonderful beers Gerhard. You were one of the real innovators of austrian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10351) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
Trübe bernstein Farbe, geringer Schaum. Geruch süßmalzig, hefig. Geschmack malzig, süß, leicht alkoholisch, leicht holzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1366) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
Grumlig brunorange öl med lättare smutsvitt skum. Doft av malt och alkoholiga vingummitoner. Smaken döljer alkoholen något bättre. Marsipan och bittermandel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12469) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
Deutlich malziger Antrunk mit leichter Süße. Hefig alkoholisch, positiv. Kurzzeitig sprittig. Erdig, Holz. 11/12/9/11/12/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

Gusher !! Murky matt medium orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, candy, moderate yeasty, almond - mazipan. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2012
[330ml bottle courtesy of dantheman278] Opaque beige beer, totally flat. Sweet, alcohol forward aroma. Touch of bourbon. Highly carbonated. Sweet marzipan and almond on the flavour. Lots of yeasty banana in the mix as well – if I’m honest, there’s just too much going on, everything clashes and it ends in a sweet muddle [22042012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...hazy amber ... no head ... soft sweet toffee malts ... light yeasty banana .... soft sweet fruits ... juicy ... little marzipan ... little over sweet maybe but nice.

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