DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Bottle dated May ’02, enjoyed 4/9/05. Light golden pour. Very fizzy, with a bit of a sweet honey smell. Taste is a sweet white wine, a touch of vanilla and a suggestion of oak. Just a little bitterness and then tartness with a sugary finish. I found this at Foremost Liquors, being closed out at $2.99. Why? They surely know Belgians stay pretty good as they age. Maybe because the labels were different from year to year.
Another 2002 bottle, enjoyed 5/31/07. Just as nice as before. Just noting a bit of cork in the initial swig. I’ve had a previous bottle that went way too tart, but this is still nicely sweet, with a contrasting dry finish. Crazy world, huh? This had a different label that I hoped meant it was the Donkel, but it still says "Golden" on it.
Gaultier (695) - SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Malty, fruity and spicy with notes of yeast.
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.8.2014. Sweetish caramel aroma with Belgian aroma. Taste is sweetish, spicy, slight yeast. Hides 11 abv surprisingly well.
Jorn69 (1416) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 150314. Yeasty and fruity with light spicy and alcoholic notes.
SinH4 (564) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange color with white head. Booze. Very much booze. And carbonation. Not much more. Maybe a bit spicy. Meh.
dreamer (134) - PORTUGAL - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[33cl thanks to ruigo] Golden to orange clear color! Good white head that keep a small lace till the end. Medium carbonation with medium body. Aroma is grass, fruity, spices hops and floral. Taste is caramel, apple, sweet and medium bitterness and acidic. Aftertaste is short, dry and bitter.
Holmen1 (3136) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra min hyggelige pusher på Belgisk Bryg, siste kveld på hytta denne vinterferien: gylden, med fint hvitt skum som varer. Liflig aroma av tropisk frukt og appelsinmarmelade. Smaken likeså, og med en myk avslutning som gjør denne tripelen så konsumeringsvennlig at den burde ha en advarsel på etiketten. Lett brusete munnfølelse.
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (330 ml). Clear golden with a huge slowly diminishing white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is quite sweet with light spiciness, lemony notes, alcohol and honey flowers. Taste is sweet (cloying) with spices, floral notes, alcohol and light bitterness. Medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Sticky alcohol and spices finish. No balance
cgreb (405) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Hazy orange beer with no foam. Caramel alcohol aroma, some fruity notes ,banana. Alcoholic flavour, some toffee notes, malty. Medium to low carbonation. Medium to low bitterness.
penstemon (192) - Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a fizzy white head. Aromas of candied lemon peel, bread, sweet malt, floral, alcohol, and a bit of estery pome fruit (apple/pear). Taste is bread, yeast, light pome fruit esters, a bit floral, boozy, slight almond, citrus peel, and medium bitterness. Fizzy, medium body. Dry finish. Definitely not my favorite tripel, a bit too sweet and boozy and lacking in complexity.
cityzen (30) - FRANCE - JAN 7, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bulles agressives inutilement, gout alcoolisé fortement, peu de nuances, pas une réussite.