KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Leuven, 2005. Nice light blonde tripel. Good honey malt flavors, alcohol quite well hidden. Decent balance, fruity, some bitterness without a whole lot of hop characterer. Not ultimately distinctive, but good enough.
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Beerplanet, Brussels.
Pours lovely clear golden with a big, staying, frothy, white head. Fine, rather large streams of bubbles surge upwards. Aroma is mildly sweet, some bready malts, light Belgian sugarm some mild viniousness, green apple. Highish carbonation, nice oily mouthfeel. Flavour is fairly sweet, apple-notes abound, some doughy malts, light biscuity, fairly crisp. Nice, straight-forward tripel.
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap I to a sampler glass. Aroma is slightly fruity. Appearance is a golden color with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. Taste is a very light fruitiness with the alcohol coming through at the end. Not a whole lot to experience with this one.
sayravai (4671) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Hazy golden, good head. Slightly vegetably nose with honeyish malt. Honey-bisquity, sweetish maltiness masks the alcohol pretty well. Not too acidic. Some vegetably hints. Quite carbonated. A very basic, but well-made tripel - typical for Steenberge. 5335
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 9, 2010
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aroma fetidissimo di vomito + alcol, ma cos’č sta robaccia, probabilmente la peggiore birra che Van Steenberge potesse fare; bleurgh
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At B.C.’s Pizza in Clovis, CA. Chalkboard said 8%abv. Poured clear light amber/yellow. Nose is high yeast and spice. Taste is lemon and creamy yeast. Honey. Spicy bitter finish. Nice.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, Thanks Dror, pours hazy yellow with a white velvet head, aroma f malt, honey, herbs and tones of apricot, quite dry with a nice carbonation, flavors of malt, herbs and some fruit, alcohol can be sensed, medium body.
tomer (1647) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks Dror, little head, hazy lemony colour, aroma of hay, citrus, green apple, flavour of sweet malt, dried fruits, hay and a light sweetish honey aftertaste. Not to wonderfull.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting: raisins, strong caramel, fruity, marmalade, bready, light bitterness, the alcohol is a bit noticable, pretty good.
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Dror. Slightly hazy golden. Fruity aroma with some yeast, malt, honey, fruits and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor with some malt and bready notes at first, continues fruity and slightly spicy with yeast and finishes with lemony bitterness. Medium-bodied.