JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick-set, creamy & cream-coloured head, irregular and leaving lace over hazy dark-orange beer. White candi sugar, quite citrussy with a point of sourness suggested, and some alcohol. Dried citrus leaves. Dry-bitter beer, with a leafy character, and almost imperceptible sour tang. Some sweetness on the palate, but faint. Again citrus flavours. Alcohol comes out in the palate, which is pretty dry. Medium to well-bodied, despite all the sugar-derived alcohol. Nice beer, the nearly bitter dryness conforts me in the tale I’ve been spun, that this is a differently sweetened exportversion from the Kapittel Blond.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy light orange coloured beer with little head. The aroma is sweet fruits, hops and a little pepper. The taste is spicy peppery with warming alcohol. Certainly reminiscent of a tripel. Pretty good.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 08/2009)
Hazy orange color with small steady white head. Honey, mango and some papery hops in reasonably strong nose. After this kind of aroma, beer is drier than expected. Packed with alcohol and some fruityness and spiceyness. Alcohol is warming, but not dominating. Dry finish with papery notes (hops?). A bit too simple palate, although it is decent brew (tripel I would say).
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cL bottle. Pale gold with a transient white head. Caramel-sweet, honeyish aroma with yeast and corn. Flavor is quite sweet all the way through with a bit of booze. Like candy. Full body. Cloying.
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, huge beige head. Aroma is fruity, spicy, slightly earthy and some mild alcohol too. Flavour is warming alcohol, spices, fruits and some bitterness. Pleasant.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, Quinns, 12th August 2007 (with Mes and Sim). Pours a cloudy amber. Spicy wheat and malt aroma, with the same elements carried through in the taste. The palate is heavy with the strength, unsurprisingly, somewhat evident. Nice beer.
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange and cloudy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is moderate malty, lots of spice, nutmeg, clove cinnamon. Flavor finish heavy bitter. Creamy texture, a bit alcoholic.
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottl.e Crteamy white excellent fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Fantastic malty and hoppy aroma full of friutesters. Moderate bitter flavor. Really specey fantastic complex. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear golden colour with a huge white head. Complex aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. You cant taste the high abv.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Golden with a lasting white head. Hoppy vanilla and orange nose. Spicy, peppery corriander and hops taste. Bitter in the end but what do you expect from a 10%...Lovely