Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The tripel in this series, with an initially rather thick, cream white, dense, stable and moussy head leaving coarse lacing on the edge of the glass; colour a deep golden blonde with a slightly orangey hue, hazy from the start. Aroma richly perfumed, strong and seductive, with impressions of fresh honey, mango, vanilla pudding, lots of sweet banana and banana liqueur, overripe peach, white bread, fresh orange peel, sweet cider, lemon zest, mint, cake, red apple, aniseed, lavender, some caramel, white pepper, cognac. Taste begins with sweet exotic fruits, banana, orange, mango, kiwi; rather strong, minerally carbonation, fluffy and smooth mouthfeel, full and malty, sweet, bready, yeasty, with retronasal aromatic spiciness (spices are clearly effectively used here), a tad sugary but nowhere cloying, very honeyish, finishing with dryish but gentle, herbal hops and brandy-like warming alcohol, clearly present and just a little bit wry but not too obtrusive, while the initial sugary and malty sweetness remains, as well as the drying spiciness. Perhaps too sweet and spicy for some (like most of their other beers, I guess) and in that sense not your average tripel, but I like this a lot, since it distinguishes itself from the vast lake of interchangeable tripels in this country. Elegant yet assertive and a true classic in the style, an honourable lady, as it were.
fajry (790) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flasa. Zlata farba, biela pena. Kvasnicova aroma, jemne citrus a korenie. V chuti sladkost a jemne ako sour pivo.
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma coriander, flowery. Hazy yellow colour, stable head. Taste coriander, honeyish, spicy. Finishes spicy and lightly sour. A bit sharp, but overall alcohol hidden well. Good trippel.
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from fajry, many thanks. Hazy yellow golden color. Malty aroma with candy. Malty taste with candy, spices, Belgian yeast.
MisoW (1786) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle by Fajry, many thanks. Pours bit hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is yeasty, citrusy, fruity, belgian spice. Taste is medium sweet, lightly sour, yeasty, lemon, spicy.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro tap at the Porter Bar (ATL). Served in a tulip.
Excellent fruity aroma.
Good flavor but doesn’t quite keep up with the quality of the aroma. It’s a bit too sweet until the mildly bitter and tart finish.
Light body. Little noticeable effect of the nitro.
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Lovely Tripel, no doubt.
A: Pours a pale yellow color. Hazy. Head is white, fluffy and simply HUGE. Remains forever. Disappears leaving many many lacings in the glass. The foam reminded me a Duvel
S: Smell is just perfect. A bomb of honey, pepper, clove, vanilla, fruits (apple and pear) and a bit of citric zest. Sweet. Malts, the traditional Belgium yeasts and flowery hops are also very noticed
T: Follows the nose, however much less sweet than expected which is a very positive point here. Taste is dry. Still can feel the malts, honey, cloves, vanilla and fruits. Delicious hops and Belgium yeasts
M: Heavy and dense body. Medium carbonation
D: Not bad. Carolus beers are usually very intense in the way that I prefer to appreciate them with moderation
[ BA Review @ 10/29/2010 ]
rdb84 (125) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy, very much like a Duvel with large foam head (foam is denser though). Duvel returns in the aroma. Nice sourness with relatively high acidity, but a fruity undertone: gentle mix of lychee, pineapple, ementhaler cheese from the yeast. Nice. Taste, no surprise again Duvel-like. In the middle a fruity tone is clearly discernible, which spoils the taste a little for me. Lychee, some bitter lemon (in the aftertaste as well). Nonetheless, a good fresh and fruity summer alternative to the Moortgat classic.
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Hazy golden orange color, good foam. Quite fruity aromas, some citrus, light honey and subtle yeast influence : medium aroma intensity. Medium body & complexity. Ok bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable
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Calisky (1115) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur jaune-orange trouble, forte mousse blanche. Nez fruité, mandarine, notes d’épices. Gout fruité, malté, épicé, alcool, note houblon et poivre, bien cremeuse en bouche, et bonne amertume en fin de bouche.