Jado (388) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brownish amber with a pillowy white head. Aromas of apple, pear and spice dominate, with a bit of banana and a hint of booze. The taste is rich fruit up front - apple, fresh plum - with some cinnamon spice and pepper notes. Despite the boozy scents, the alcohol is well integrated and not prominent at all. Finish is pretty clean, with a nice vanilla/spice aftertaste. This was really good.
Sevenlee (1054) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, straw and some spices. Taste is light to medium sweet of fruit leading to a fruity, yeasty and clove finish. Pretty good.
Jimthechap (1324) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a brave brewer who attempts a Tripel. It is so easy to fall out of style: it has to be all at once pale and restrained, but also rich and dangerously well balanced. This seems to me to be pale but overly effervescent but has a typically Tripel-like off-white persistent head. There are certain tell-tale Belgian basement yeast aromas, but not the candi-sugar hint of sweetness that appears in many Belgian classics. A quick sip shows that there is body and plenty going on in terms of residual sweetness. It’s flavours are of orangey citrus and juicy fruju with lots of sparkle and maybe even a nod to tropical fruits. It is endearingly tasty but not typically Tripel. I don’t know what to make of it beyond that it shouldn’t allow some sort of designation to take away the fact that it is a lovely ale. It just also happens to be rather dangerous because it disguises its alcohol content awfully well.
I rather like the label as well.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich, dark, amber colour, cloudy with a quickly dissipating head. Nose is initially hoppy, fading to a very mild fruity bouquet. Flavour follows the nose with a big fruit hit followed by a gentle, hoppy somethingness ... although the alcohol adds a slightly acidic astringency. Overall a nice beer in the abbey style but not to the standard of any Trappist.
orange_3084 (67) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden orange colour. Medium head with good retention and lacing. Fairly weak aroma of citrus, caramel and bread. Medium creamy body feels good across the tongue. Taste is fairly dry, a little sour. The alcohol is very noticeable. A little bittering adds to a nice lingering finish.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks SaintMatty! Cloudy golden, small head. Minty citrus aroma. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Doughy malt with some orange and starfruit., light spicy bitterness. Hiding the alcohol really well. The expected estery yeast induced flavours are vague, instead malt and hop flavourss are more evident.
jolo (824) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (tasting at Omhper´s) A hazy orange yellow colour with a small white head. An aroma of yeast, citrus and banana.. The taste is medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Omhper’s - Golden with a slight haze. Yeast, lemon and banana in the aroma. Yeasty and slightly tangy taste with notes of lemon, malt and vegetables. Easy to drink.
Pyobon (795) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Poured hazy golden with some off-white head. Rich fruit and caramel / toffee aroma with lovely floral hints. Full bodied, even oily with plenty of fine carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt / toffee and rich fruitiness at start which develops some peppery spiciness and the high alcohol starts to show through. A good long finish with some slight and pleasant bitterness. Overall an excellent strong Belgian style beer.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.