KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Malty aroma with fruity and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Finiished sweet.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and yeast. Solid body, lots of fruit and spices with a yeasty edge. Warming alcohol in the finish. A surprisingly authentic US take on a Belgian Strong. 100410
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure who shared this @ Hellbilly’s...thanks for whomever did!!! Nice 18 karat pour with a stark white head. This one’s all tripel...ripe banana, fruit esters, yeast, and sugary sweet. Hides the alcohol quite well...better than most from the brewery.
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. thanks clint! pours a crystal clear pale amber with no head or lace. rosy, spicy nose, pleasant and complex and mildly desserty. creamy medium body showing lively carb. roses, baking spices, caramel, and toast on the mid palate. long toasty rosy finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale oranged gold color, thin slippery white head. Juicy apricot aroma, little tart, inviting, some dry fresh oak. Very sweet up front, then a load of spice jumps out, pepper, clove, coriander. Intense as a Belgian Strong, spiced as a wit.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apricot colored pour with a creamy off white head. Fruity aroma with some banana, spice, candi sugar, agave syrup, stone fruit. Flvaor is sweet and creamy. Banana, yeast, fruit, honey. Really nice.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a straw yellow with a white head aroma is banana esthers candi sugar yeasts. flavor is much the same. well balanced. nice beer
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from badbeer. Thanks! Poured a hazy light orange color with an off white head. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Pleasant fruity aroma with distinct melon and apricot accented by pear and baking spices. Smelled great. Medium bodied with carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum. Sweet and prickly on the tongue with a warming alcohol effect. I tasted melon, orange liqueur, clove, and ginger. A bit of harsh alcohol came out at the end, but I liked this quite a bit.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of ogglethorp poured into a tulip.
Pours a cloudy but bright golden orange with a one-inch cream-colored head that collects around the edges as a thick collar with some bubbles feeding it from the bottom.
The aroma is a mix of banana and bubblegum sweetness of a hefe and the spicy yeast and fruity esters of a tripel. There are light peppery spices in the nose as well.
The taste is slightly more amped up with the fruity esters really starting to become more prominent with the bananas taking a back seat. There are some sugar-coated green apples and pears - very sweet taste overall. The finish is lightly spicy with a slight dryness - maybe some grains of paradise?
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation. It’s sugary sweet overall but still light on the palate and definitely not cloying.
This is a well-crafted brew from Kuhnhenn and, luckily, no trace of infection or oxidation at all. A sweet take on a grand cru.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed amber color with a moderate, stable light cream colored head. Cream malt, orange blossom, and light citric fruit scents. Hints of tropical fruit in the backdrop. Sweet and buttery malts in the front. Middle adds some caramel and stewed light fruit that carry into the finish. Really quite sweet and any hops or balance from a bitter standpoint seems to be lost. Melon and apple peel start to come out and my lower throat and stomach are starting to warm-up significantly. Pears and alcohol start to come to mind. Strong and able, but lacking refinement.