humlelala (1298) - - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(33 cl bottle from Saveur Biere; Lot 442; BBD: April 2014) Pours an unclear pale, yellow with floaties and a big, white head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is somewhat yeasty and citrusy with a hint of pepper. No sign of the violet tea unfortunately. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation and a short and spicy finish. Taste resembles a tripel although with no trace of lemon or the tea promised. Aroma and taste are decent but the overall impression is disappointing given the appearance and the lack of the interesting adjunct.
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at Thiriez in August 2014 and consumed the same week: Burnished gold. Brooding creamy white head. Extraordinarily polished aroma of pecan, perfumey Alsatian hops, black tea, lemon, dusty yeast, pepper, licorice, and minerals. Fluffy and lush carbonation. Strikingly bouncy and leathery pecan-skin malt cradles a bracing dose of minerals as it dovetails with supple fruity esters. Luscious saliva-inducing malt boasts fat melanoidins which treat the mouth to a sublime sensory experience. Intricate subtleties exude from the pils malt as well, including fresh hay notes which distribute a wealth of dusty textures across the palate, a telltale sign of masterful mashing. Dusty and candyish yeast imparts staggering depth as well as plenty of rusticity, as brilliantly measured phenols step in to sharpen the immaculate cleanness. Elegantly incorporated hazelnut, fallen leaves and earthy chocolate notes reveal an understated malt complexity and autumnal element that enhances the rusticity. Sizzling lemony hop acids flourish in the sophisticatedly hopcentric finish alongside licorice and pepper notes. Oh, the fruitlessness of assigning mere descriptors to a soulful, inspired work of art. This is one of very few beers that’s ever evoked the purity I’ve found in Gänstaller Bräu’s lagers, and I’ll leave it at that.
ManVsBeer (8496) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Brune Rousse Houblon, Nice. Golden-blonde with a medium carbonation and thick head. Has lots of yeasts and breaded pale malts, with a good aroma in this respect too.
kanaclane (319) - - DEC 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: Malté, levure
Bouche: Maltée, pain, orange, épicée, levure
Une très bonne triple
Deu (928) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pale golden in color with a foamy whitish head. Medicinal herbs meets old spices in aroma. Spicyness in taste as well, some mild perfume as well. Feels light considering the abv.
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2014
Impression: earth, spice, oyster shell, seed bread, herbal noble hops, dusty basement must and cobwebs.
Airy phenolic head. Highly caramelized. Luscious mouth feel. Rich without weight. Effervescent, salty, suggestively smoky in the way of Gänstaller Steinbier. Full bodied, off-dry, woody, tart, tropical / juicy, filling. Thiriez house strain and rich malt caramelization.
Nisse666 (6161) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from L’échoppe Médiévale - clearly stating brewed at Thiriez cons 2014-07-06 St Pierre la Mer
AR: wee yeasty, caramel,
AP: mahogny hazy dirty, fizzy quickly deminishing head
F: rasins, pruns, fizzy, thin feeling, wee caramel, toffee
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Tom L. 7%. Hazy-murky blond. Some pepper, floral and rose water in the nose, bitter yeasty taste with a little bit sourness. Medium body, slightly sour finish and very carbonated.
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle [gusher]. Hazy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of peach and apricot, some citrus notes, minimally bready, malty basis. Taste is bitter, spicy yeasty, vaguely fruity without flattering sweetness, herbal and yeasty finish. Nicely balanced, not too sweet, good carbo, good mouthfeel.
Grzesiek79 (3943) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bardzo dobre tresciwe i pieknie wygladajace piwo z biala puszysta spora piana do tego trwala. Slodowoscia delikatna chmielowoscia, srednim wysyceniem. To ekologiczne piwo naprawde smaczne bylo. Tresciwe a alkohol nie wyczuwalny. Swieze i cudne. Podobne i jakosciowo zblizone do najlepszych tripli belgijskich. Ladna artystyczna etykieta
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml (Saveur)
Hazy yellow color, good white head ... the bottle was gushing a bit. Dry Belgian yeasty aroma with some lime and spices. A bit like witbier. Medium-bodied. Lychee, citrus, hops, apple in the flavor. Foamy mouthfeel. Some bitterness and alcohol. Without so active carbonation this one could be quite nice one.