Ruubious (13) - Ontario, - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale, gold, thick head which died down but remained.
Aromas of apricot, floral, very fresh.
A little sweet on the palate, dried apricots,
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Thompson (297) - - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at the Buitenlust Oirschot. Hazy golden colour...big white head. Smell and taste malts, spices, some yeast, a light touch of fruits.
hackobock (900) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pressklubben. Pours light hazy golden with a huge white head. Sweet malty aroma with bubblegum, almonds, spices, yeast, hay and light citrus. Taste is sweet smooth with spices, light bitter finish with some cloves. Medium bodied with an oily texture.
nathanvc (8) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma starts with quite a sour smell. Combination of malt, citrus and wheat. Appears golden and clear. Tastes lightly sweet and lightly sour in the finish to me. It’s more refreshing than the alcohol percentage suggests. Palate could have been better: a bit too fizzy. Decent overall.
Virvo (2) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Others have reviewed the taste better, and I don’t particularly get that much out of it because of the alcohol masking the taste a lot. This is one of those beers I would love to love more. Without wanting to diss it, it sometimes feels like this beer is appreciated for the fact that it has momentum instead of having momentum because it’s so good. There’s just no getting around Gouden Carolus the last 2 years or so.
The tripel seems to get very alcohol’y and agressive after a while, that feeling where you get slightly annoyed and confused after the first few sips have settled. It’s still a solid beer, but living in Belgium that means it ranks with a lot of other good strong blondes, so it misses punch.
That does mean it’s pretty balanced though, instead of being another one of those modern beers with momentum gained by the original or hoppy flavors.
Just to be clear, the brown one is a whole different story and one of the best beers out there.
Nils7 (8) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice yellow haze with a lot of foam.
Feels fresh on the first taste but afterwards turns a bit sour/bitter.
Aleszar (18) - - MAR 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
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kingstoni (1336) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of citrus and wheat. Balanced sour, bitter and sweet taste. Lemony finish. Medium body.
DJoer (562) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head, clear golden colour, sweet sourish citron co2 smell, sweet caramel medium to high carbonation citron soft sour, medium bitter
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour, white foam. A lot of carbonation, destroys much of the taste. Very spicy aroma with a lot of anise. Medium body. Light bitter finish.
g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange yellow body with a foamy white head with good retention. Fruity spicy aroma. Banana stands out to me. Light sweetness with medium bitterness. Strong alcohol taste too. Good fruity aftertaste. Nice tripel.