saxo (11254) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt and hops. Sweet finish with some alcohol as well.
Swaroga (792) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Cloudy golden liquid with medium white head. Nose : wet laundry, strong ester fruity peach and banana, some orange. Sweet bread. Sip : Medium carbonation, smooth body with oily texture. Sweet malt flavor with fruity esters. Candy. Overall it’s too sweet for me. No bite at all. It hides well the alcohol though.
yngwie (10761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. A cute looking beer, almost clear, golden in color and topped by a dense, finger-thick white head. The aroma has some light spicyness, as well as pale malts, toffee and a generic fruityness. Quite sweet, in a pleasant way, on the palate, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Still, it feels quite dryish, especially towards the finish. Some bitterness, and pale malts, toffee hints and fruityness. A faint spiced touch too. Pleasant bitterness in the end. Not your everyday tripel, but a nice beer anyway. 111229
BlackHaddock (2365) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown 75cl bottle: best before 21 May 2013, brewed 21 May 2011 and opened 01 July 2012 and poured into three glasses in one go, to try and keep the sediment at bay.
Even so the beer was a misty/cloudy looking brew of old gold: on top of each glass a thin wispy head that wasn’t intending to stay around for long and didn’t.
Spices in the nose along with the sweeter citrus fruits (oranges/tangerines etc. etc), add some yeast esters and a tablespoon full of sugar and you’ve got the aroma.
The taste is very simular to the smells and there is very little hop presence to give any balance or bitterness. Corinader is mentioned on the label and I tried to find the flavour within the beer but failed.
Not a great example of a Belgian Tripel but a different slant on the style maybe and not what I was expecting.
goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at ZBF’12, Leuven, Belgium: Hazy golden coloured with an great taste of citrus, orange and manderine.
gunnfryd (8564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, spices, yeast, hop, malt. Flavour is sweet, sugar, fruit, orange, dried fruits, alcohol, spices, yeast, hop, malt. Nice/OK beer.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Pours golden with an off-white head.Aroma of spices, yeast, fruitiness, hops and malt.Flavor is sweet and malty with some spices and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is yeast, light malt-bready, light fruit. Taste is light fruit-pear, soft light malt-bready, some spice hops. OK effervescence.
jtclockwork (5107) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2011 Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of pear, alcohol, yeast, spicy hops and lemongrass. Medium body. Good alcohol balance.