BlackHaddock (4998) - 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 (3421) - 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 (12643) - 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 (9782) - 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 (6679) - 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 (11590) - 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 (11061) - , 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.
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BPA Leiden 20110406 (75 cl bottle blind tasting): A slightly cloudy yellow beer with thin white head. The aroma is sweetness, some malts; fruity (citrus-like), but als a little sulfer/cheese (hops?). The taste is sweet, fruity (apple, pear, peach), some alcohol and some higher alcohols. The hopbitter is somewhat masked by the other flavours. The after taste is some sweetness (little sticky) and bitterness
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Opaque orange with a medium, firm head. Orange-fruity nose with pale malt, some yeast and acidity. Flavor is orange-fruity, lightly pear-acidic, dryish, pale-malty. Medium body, soft CO2, hides the ABV. A balanced triple, but would benefit from some more complexity. 4235
Fin (8430) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, Oct 1st 2010 consumed 25.11.10 Pours a very hazy amber with nice white cushiony head, aroma is sweet but nice spicy two pronged attack on each nostril. Soft in the mouth, some tangerine, some bread, yeasty, spicy, big banana and booze. Lovely beer. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6