3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki.
Bit of a raw nose, a lot of bananas, alcohol, wheat and tropical esters. Alcohol is difficult to ignore in smell and on the tongue and down the gullet. Soft carbonation but the malt has a sharp edge to it. Becomes more phenolic and dirty as it opens - more chemicals and banana-scented cleaning products, ruining the tropical juiciness.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@HBF2013. Hazy yellow colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly and toffeeish with some nice citrusy notes. Flavour is very similar with a bunch of gluelike alcoholic notes stinging through. Not good flavour at all.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (HBF2013, Saturday)
A lovely expressive aroma, tons of esters, but a nice grainy base too. Super drinkable, no alcohol at all. Full grainy body, some fruity esters again, and a little huskiness. Nicely attenuated. Do like the soft grains in the finish - lovely.
mjs (3665) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at HBF2013) The beer poured golden and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had honey and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, honey, Belgian style yeast, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was yeasty and bitter. Not a bad tripel.
tiong (2297) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @ HBF 2013
Pours yellowish with a foamy head. Aroma of fruity hops, spices, yeast and farmyard. Taste is sweetish, fruity and malty with some fruity and spicy notes. Finish is fruity and spicy with hints of malts. Decent, quite balanced tripel.