BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma. Complex fruity flavor that is reminiscent of the other, darker Gouden Carolus ales. Some saltiness in the finish. Very good.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev, Dave B. and R. -- courtesy of me. Pours a very hazy bubbly yellow with an average size fizzy white head. Nice Lacing. Aroma of wheat, yeast, lemon, spices and sugar. Flavour follows the aroma but with some added hops and lingering alcohol, it’s nice and complex. Light bodied with a lively mouthfeel. I like the other Gouden Carolus beers I’ve had more but this is still a damn fine beer.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy golden pour with an energetic and rising head. Overall and pleasing aroma of malt, spice and yeast- well blended. Full in the mouth, but not sweet to start, with spice and subtle hoppy bitters in the finish with a nice conclusion.
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with the crew, thanks blankboy. Yellow pour, medium white head. Yeast, lemon, bread aroma. medium mouthfeel. Lemon and yeast taste, slightly sweet as well. Ends with a maple syrup like sweetness. Very easy to drink and well made, it just didn’t blow my socks off like others from this brewery. Nice stuff.
GregClow (2814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev, Dave B. & R. - courtesy of blankboy. Pale gold with a medium white head. Aroma is a slightly funky and herbal, with notes of band-aid and lemon. Body is soft. Flavour is a bit tart, with notes of wheat, yeast, spice and fruit. Very nice stuff.
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfumed, somewhat cloying, sweet fruit aroma. Cloudy yellow hue, tanned blanket head. Fruity (apples, peaches, tropical) and flowery base flavor, earthy potatolike aftertaste.
Light mouthfeel, slightly sparkly.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber with a big lasting creamy white head. The aroma is sweet and citrussy/toffee-ish, the flavour is sweet citrus and alcholic with a touch of spice but i like it. Kind of different to the other Tripels i’ve had but will deff try again.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured murky deep orange with an average white creamy head. Aroma of yeast, sweet roast caramel malt, spices - a fruity, malty treat. Taste follows directly on, with alcohol and a little musty woodiness in the mix - sryupy, sharp and warming, moderately lively. Very nice, I like all the Gouden Carolus offerings I’ve tried immensely.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of honey, spice, alcohol, yeast, and fruit. Flavor is sweet, fruity with a medium body and soft palate. A bit of alcohol in there as well. Very well balanced and very tasty. No characteristic is too dominant, but the most dominant is fruit. Light chewy malt. Complex.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is par for a tripel, with an aroma of wildflowers and a little alcohol. Reasonably lively on the palate with above average acidiity. A little vinous and sharp, but warm and toasty almost gives it proper balance. Finish is crisp. Less sweet and more wild than most of this type.