Beer3000 (3762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Almost clear, reddish brown body with a big beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity , slightly roasted caramel, candy sugar and some spices. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dry fruit and some alcohol. A rich and complex beer.
yespr (26474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours hazy brown with a dense and collapsing white head. Light spiced aroma, coriander. Flavour is mild yeasty, light metallic note, mild coriander spice and a smooth caramel malt. Ends with a lingering spice finish.6-3-7-4-14=3.4
Jimrbb (16) - USA - APR 25, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great beer I tasted in Ostend some months ago. Chocolate, sweet . nicely hopped. malty , candi sugar sweet.
very pleased with this beer. Recommended. A highlight of my visit.
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Big tanned head upon a hazed reddish amber body. Inviting aroma of apples, ripe berries, lightly roasted dark malts and mild spices. Taste is medium sweet and malty, some roastiness, dark dried fruits, earthy hops, and after a while, a refreshing fruity acidity. Warming and full-bodied. Very nice.
Rune (6356) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear, dark amber body holding a huge rocky, beige tophead. Slightly roasted aroma with malts and spicies. Rich in flavour with elements such as brown sugar, earthy malts supported by berries and tart fruits. Full palate. One of my highlights at the Belgian Beer Fair in Oslo 10.04.2008.
fonefan (29425) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Clear sparkling medium amber red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to heavy gum, earth, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively (Co2). (010308)
Trappistenbier (47) - BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 I tried it last weekend at excellent Belgian coastal city Ostend beer pub Botteltje, and will not hide my amazement about this new beer from brewery Strubbe.
It is clear that brewmaster Marc Strubbe has made a masterpiece !
West-Flanders Ichtegem based brewery Strubbe is doing very well lately.
With new beers like Keyte Tripel, Wittoen Tripel, and the wonderful oak aged Ichtegem’s Oud Bruin, things going the good direction !
On top of all this delicious new beers, a new brown Trappist-alike brew has been introduced.
And what an introduction this is ! Keyte Oosténdse Dobbel Tripel at 9.2 vol% has become one of my favorit beers today.
This abbey style Keyte Oosténdse Dobbel Tripel can easily be classified alongside other masterpieces like Rochefort 10, Westvleteren 12, Achel Extra, etc...
The creamy beige head is just phenomenal. Nice dark-red colors. Bottle refermented, non-pasteurized, non-filtered. Again the proof that tripel style is not always a blond colored beer.
Nosing the glass gives amazing Trappist appearances: candi sugar, caramel maltiness, and those typical flowery aromas.
Hops are just perfect balanced !
Tasting confirms the nose. In addition, I notice that most welcome creamy mouth feeling. This, in combination with the softness of the beer, makes it to order a second consumption in no time.
People, this is an angel pissing on your tongue !!!!
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mostly clear dark brown with a reddish tint and a small, light tan head. The nose is banana, cotton candy, clove, honey, graham cracker and cherry. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with lots of banana, cracker, dough, honey and brown sugar. Medium/full body is sticky with moderate carbonation.
TheBeerGod (4675) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s 72 Hour Belgian Beer Fest. Called the Strubbe Keyte Double-Triple on Max’s list. Opaque dark brown to near black body. Soft ruby hue around the edges. Nose is malty with light spice, some hints of caramel and lots of dark fruit. Taste is more caramel notes, dark fruits (raisins, plums), soft alcohol, and light spice. Body is chewy with soft carbonation and a medium overall feel. Ends with more caramel, sweeter malts, light alcohol and spice. Started to get rather sweet as I noted "very dessert like towards the end".
Jerre (2240) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Tasted @ home, under the name of Strandjuttersbier Mong de Vos.
Darkbrown color with reddish shine, and creamy beige head.
Aroma dark malts, sweet and spice, woody.
Taste much sweet, bit chocolate, dark malts. Finish is dry with touch of alcohol.