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Harringtons Belgian Tempest

Brewed by Harringtons Breweries
Style: Abbey Tripel
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed using Belgian Ale yeast makes this beer big, rich and full of fruitiness. Palate is rich and subtle malty. Full bodied sweetness dominates most of the palate but dies to a dryer finish with a herbal/phenol crisp hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (220) - - MAY 1, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange hued amber with a thin soapy white head. Aroma of oranges, straw, pepper, cantaloupe. Somewhat spicy and highly carbonated. Orange zest, coriander, white pepper, minimal yeast, pineapple. Some artificial tasting flavors and seem to fit as a BSA. But not bad in its own right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gylo (307) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Bardzo ciekawe piwo, mocne i drapiące podniebienie nie tylko od mocy ale w szczególności od różnorakich dodatków i przypraw. Ciężko przebrnąć przez więcej niż jedno ale warto spróbować.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, 11/8/2014. Labeled as ’The Belgium Tempest Saison’, but clearly not a saison. Pours dark amber/burnished copper, clear, a few wispy motes of foam on the surface, some lacing. Aroma is candied pear, peach, orange, doughy underones, some yeast. Taste is similar, almost syrupy fruit and malt notes, touch of vanilla, some spiciness with moderate herbal bitter finish. Medium body. Ok, but would not be the first tripel or saison I reach for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2014
enjoyed this 500ml bottle, new yellow label & considerd a Saison, poured deep gold smells fruity malty, complex sweet taste is malt hops spices finishing dry lingering bitter & potent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (500) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
Aroma is sweet and clovey. Flavor is full but mouthfeel is lacking body. Decent tripel but needs more yeast characteristic ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (5335) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has some malt sweetness, some yeast estery tones. Amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, bit alcoholic, somewhat fruity, has some spicy yeast going on. Quite some carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2014
One of Harringtons better brews in my book. Has all the Belgian beer attributes and only lacks the subtlety/smoothness of the real thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2013
I tell you what, it’s a saucy looking minx this one. I poured this beer and then fought a half hour running battle with Mrs Jimthechap (domestic bliss, nothing serious) and even returning to it after that time it had a sexy molten marshmallow head on a clear golden body. It’s a looker and I won’t tell you its human equivalent because Mrs Jimthechap still hasn’t settled down completely. The aroma is of typically golden Belgian ale malt with wafting aromas of warm bakery. It isn’t the strongest aroma, but it is enjoyable in its subtlety. It has a thick body with golden sweetness strongly reminiscent of the style. Flavours of creamy orange citrus abound and nice twinges of gentle bitterness. There’s a nice lingering juicy orange flavour on the finish. Somebody did something right brewing this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma contains some lemon, something else, very subtle. Taste begins with an explosion of sweet syrupy dark fruitiness with a hint of spice, and finishes with a sort of musty woody maltiness. Interesting but not particularly enjoyable. The sweetness is just too cloying. It’s big and rough on the palate too, that 8% really shows. Probably wouldn’t buy this again unless it was on special. The new labels are much nicer than the old ones though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft at the source courtesyof staff, thank you! Clear golden color. Aroma of earthy and musty lemon and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, boozy citrus.

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