laiti (6821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu as ”Bink Tripel”. Rated on 21.12.2010
Aroma is somewhat fruity with some soapy citrus typical to tripels. Flavour is slightly tart with soapy citrus, some apricot and hints of warming alcohol. A tripel easy to forget.
75 cl bottle vintage 2005 @ Pikkulintu
Aroma has apricot, some cardboard and caramel. Old feeling here. Flavour has caramel, toffee, apricot and slight cardboardy notes. Around 3.5 still.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours a slightly hazy light golden colour with a decent white head. Pine and grass hop aromas with lemon, caramel and alcohol also. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a chewy mouth-feel. Lovely with moderate bitterness and a great dry finish.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep, somewhat dull, straw, white head.
Spicy, somewhat musky aroma, yeast, malt, earth, hops, citrus.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Robust taste, lots of earthy, yeasty notes, malt, citrusy hops, very rustique.
tlind2 (1244) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Kaisla. Cloudy golden color, white head. White wine aroma. Smooth flavor, fruity and hoppy finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice. Surprisingly drinkable.
bigboyblue88 (11) - Arkansas, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this under the label Bink Tripel. The nose is excellent. On opening the bottle, I thought, here comes a top of the line Abbey Tripel, the pour showed very little head, but the body was cloudy, which can mean character. Alas and alack, the taste was a let down for me. Very nowhere. I finished it, but there was no flavor, no head, only the nose.
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle @Kaisla, Helsinki, labeled Bink Tripel. Poured hazy orange with a thin white head. Arom had earthyness, light spicyness and hops. Flavor had hops, earth and light fruityness. Very dry finish. Good balance but overall quite a dull beer.
Strykzone (5380) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls . I brought it. A light tea colored beer that has no head. A sweet fruity caramel nose. The flavor is not as nice as the nose. Cooked brown sugar, complex fruit, and alcohol. Very sweet. Kind of disappointing.
Swaroga (1662) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 75cl bottle. Yellow/golden clear and slightly hazy liquid. Small to medium white head. Nose : tart, honey and flower aromas. Fruity notes. Sip : Low carbonation and low to medium density liquid. Medium sweet that develops little sour and medium bitter end. Tart taste along the way. Overall : nothing special unless you like tart taste about it. It has more hops then a regular tart lovers beer but not enough to be a refreshment. The alcohol is well hidden so be careful. Extra points for creamy texture and woody aftertaste.
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, huge white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and malty with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is spicy fruits, a bit chemical and quite harsh, but also quite interesting. Nice brew.
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is fruity hops, some malt and yeast.
Flavour is fruity malty tripel. Good tripel.