JoeinDahlem (1438) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic. Pours translucent dark gold with lacy white head. Aroma is faint, but I think honey, oranges and yeasty notes are there. Initial honey-caramel-burnt sugar sweetness is short-lived, then comes the star of the show: an awesome balance of that sweetness, a mildly hoppy bitterness, and the alcohol. The bitterness combines with dryness in the finish to coat the tongue. An excellent example of the style, which is too often poorly executed.
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber golden type color, nice frothy head, decent retention, good lacing. The cork pop was loud, and shot across the room almost hitting my wife (yikes!). The aroma was honey, must, candied grapes. The flavor was candied apples and grapes, firm honey presence (almost mead like w/ some floral aspects), wheat notes. No hop presence in the finish for a triple, and the yeast was also noticeably absent. Mouthfeel was smooth, honey/mead-like. A nice twist to the style, very interesting, not an orthodox tripel.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[309-20070510] Bottle (w/ jerc). Smells like sweet nail polish, alcoholic banana and some pine wood. Hazy, golden yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet alcoholic flavour, slightly woody, some banana notes. Medium-full body. Blending fine but very boozy.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden yellow with fluffy white head. Sweet honey and nectar aroma. Taste of honey and nectar with a good citrus backbone. Semi-dry alcohoic finish.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden blond pour with a fluffy milky white head. wheat, hoppy spice on the nose with an orange yeasty zest. Malty on the palate with a subtle hint of a figgy toffe quality. A flowery, lightly spiced hoppy kick towards the end. Echoes of cloves and pepper. The alcohol flavor is definately present but not overwhelming, and has a warming effect too.
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruits, malt, caramel and alcohol.
thomat (3071) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, pale yellow with a small white head. Sweet and fruity notes (prunes?).
Taste is sweet with some fruit. Full bodied with a nice, bittersweet finish.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong carbonation... seconds after removing the cage, the cork shot to the ceiling unexpectedly and nearly took my head off. Pours a cloudy honey color with a thick, fluffy long lasting head. The nose is a wheaty, slightly sour fruit, with a hint of alcohol. The taste is a bit of sour apple, spices, pepper... It has a nice balanced blend of sweet and tart. Very good.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Very sweet aroma. Medium carbonation. Nice golden color. Caramel taste. Very nice.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 750ml bottle. Hazy and golden hued. White head. Floral and caramel nose. Sticky and honeyish. Touch bready. Lively effervescence. Medium to full bodied. Dry palate. Floral yeasty flavors. Good bitter finish.