yy0pp (1280) - - APR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma - Yeast, caramel, apples. Taste - Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, toffee, caramel, apple, alcohol.
GoufCustom (1615) - HONG KONG - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cork bottle ‘2014 vintage’ opened with loud ‘pop’ bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Looks: Cloudy hazy orange honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; Two and a half finger head and crumpety white foam which last for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with banana, pears, light apples, strong candied fruits, vanilla, alcohol, sugar, bubblegum, bread and strong Bel yeast.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet malt, with caramel, cherries, red fruits, alcohol, medium liquorices, light metallic, sugar, spices, white bread, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon, strong herbs, medium bitter hops and grass.
Body: Close to full body. Creamy and very slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid maltyness in thick background, very smooth and creamy. Pretty good red fruitness and some caramel, with strong booze in driving seat. Sweetness is strong but not cloying, with fairly strong spices and strong herbal lemon to round. Simple and nice!
Booze: the 10% is very well presented and managed, never domineering at any point with only slightly warming hint. Liquorices is notable but not overwhelming like most BSAs. Excellent!
Hoppiness: Absent in aroma. Spices, strong lemon, strong herbs and grass in taste; Bitterness combines with liquorices has strong herbal influence for a lasting, mid-to-high astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy, spicy and boozy to mouth.
Comments: This one has strong malt, very creamy with excellent fruity aroma, strong but neat sweetness, well-hidden booze, and a very herbal citrusy finish. Like the rest of Gouden Carolus series, this one is straight forward strong Blond and doesn’t disappoint. A beauty!
josanguapo (1102) - SPAIN - APR 14, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Shared with Carlos. With cheese & pizza. Amazing in nose and delicious taste, very smooth and tasty, with a very pleasant sweetness. Alcohol well hidden
VDuquerroux (1224) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75cL. @Naintré with my dad. A yellow-brown opaque hazy beer with a big foamy white head ; good retention and lacing. Fruits (pear, light peach), flower, herb, biscuit, alcohol. Medium to heavy sweet, round, warming heavy ; bitter note. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, warming sugary fruity finish. Overall, ok fruity sweet warming belgian ale ; too sugary and "heavy".
Olelko (24) - FRANCE - APR 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great tripel, but lacks an acid note. Overall a great beer, but I got my preferences for less sweet-round beers.
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.
daje (3999) - NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Smelteverket, january 27th 2015. Hazy golden body, small bubbly white head. Aroma of banana and fruity esters, honey and herbs. Taste of sweet apricot, spicy yeast, citrussy edge. Warm finish with clove and fruit.
Hikeg (271) - - FEB 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy medium yellow with largish frothy white head. Aroma is cereal, coriander, some anis, Belgian yeast, note of green apple, sugar, honey. Medium sweet, medium bitter, long bitter aftertaste with some alcohol. Body is full, palate is almost creamy, carbonation is rather high.
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought direct from the brewery shop in mechelen. Enjoyable triple beer.
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vincentvega72 (382) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mooi goudblond licht troebel bier met romige witte schuimkraag. Superlekkere diepere romige smaak. Peertjes, calvados, likeurachtige smaak. Hele lange, fruitige, licht alcoholische, afdronk. Topklasse !!!