BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Dumpy brown bottle, best before 19 Nov 2011, poured into a Duvel glass on 10 Mar 2011, slowly, ensuring no sediment entered the glass.
Mid golden body, almost dull and certainly not the regular bright tripels often found in Belgium. Clear with small bubbles rising through body from the Duvel ’D’. On top was a full, deep, white head, impressive considering how slowly I poured the beer. It left some heavy lacing as the beer level fell.
The aroma was yeasty and hoppy, with a nutty hints.
The refreshingly crisp taste was a good combination of hops and crystal malts.
Easy to drink and it hides the alcohol content very well, I was impressed. A good beer and one of the many enjoyable Belgian tripels I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing.
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Bottle.... It pours hazy golden with a large white fluffy white head..... The aroma is sweet, malt, some garlic and hops.... The flavor is strong maybe the garlic....malt, alcohol, yeast and some spices.....very special .... garlic bite....
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ziemlich belangloses Tripel, um es gleich vorwegzunehmen. Hefig und etwas rezent, zu stark malzbetont, leicht spritig...aber vor allem fehlt mir ein Tripel-würdiges Aroma!
rosenbergh (7399) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland.
Cloudy yellow golden colour with big fluffy white head.
Spices, pepper and mild yeast in aroma.
Yeast, caramel, spices and mild hops in balanced flavour.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at De Palace in Poperinge. Orange cloudy beer with good head, in its own glass. Tastes yeasty with a bit of hops, and of alcohol. Light yeasty aroma. Quite decent rather than very decent, doesn’t do that much to stimulate the tastebuds.
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp, Belgium august 2011. Golden, clear with white big head. Hoppy and floral aroma. Fresch hoppy taste.
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cafe buitenlust, Oirschot. Cloudy golden / orange color, whtie head. Smells a little spicy, though not too much. Tastes lightly fruity, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Very nice mouthfeel, suits the ABV.
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp. Golden beer with lots of yeast, small white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma. Spicy flavor with bread, yeast and some citrus.
jtclockwork (8944) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange. White head. Nose of peach, yeast, orange peel and dried fruit. Taste falls way short - lots of very old sitting around in the hot sun dried fruit, spicy hops, garlic and dried barley. Light to medium body.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light body, almost water. The gimmick here is that there are notes of garlic and onion, I dont taste anything. Not offensive however.