mkel07 (3831) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Very lively in the glass with a volcanic crisp and crackling white head. Misty golden colour. Peach and nectarine aromas dominate with a spice backdrop lingering, sweet and spicy. Strong alcohol comes through and is quite smooth considering the high alcohol content. Flavours of spiced fruit. Alcohol content doctates that this is one to be sipped.
gam (3388) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Misty golden pour neat head decent carbonation aromas sweet malt fruityness banana spice flavours yeast orange pear ibu mrdimum green banana slight resinous touch finish fruit hop sweet malt mild lasting bitter
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slighlty hazy orange body with hardly lasting head. Light banana on the nose and sweet malt. Fruity taste of apricot and figs, effervescent, with sneaky alcohol.
hawthorne00 (2597) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 Just hazy gold with a thick off-white coat. Smells of nectarines and a little of spices (vanilla, cloves, coriander seeds) and bread dough. Mild fruit taste with fairly prominent alcohol. Moderately carbonated mouthfeel for the style. Finishes slightly dry.
As a local attempt at aping the style this is _entirely_ successful. And of course that’s very impressive. But I’m not sure I see the point: Tripels travel well; this bottle was more expensive than a Tripel Karmeliet; and there’s no particular local angle being worked here as far as I can tell.
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a with a lasting white head. Cleanish and stone fruity, but not that sweet. Some spices in a bitter and fairly dry finish. That rather grumpy last paragraph last time is a bit silly: this is a good tripel and a good effort.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour me surprised. Nice fruity nose.In the mouth it is quite viscous with a fair bit of fruit prevalent and a tangy quality to it in the finish. Reasonably authentic. If you are a tripel fan i would seek this out.
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows doughy Belgian yeast, huge spicy phenols and some cloves.
Flavours are a little rough, there’s a fair whack of alcohol in there. Also more of the doughy yeast a some soft lemon.
Could use more carbonation.
Nice try, the alcohol is a bit full on though.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Biero. Masterpiece. Aromas of apricot, with a touch of caramel; nuts, bread, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and dry, slightly peppery, with great length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Orange, with a persistent head.
Jimthechap (1822) - 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.
Stew41 (1775) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No better or worse than most examples of the style (and that includes those from Belgium). Looks and smells like the real deal; glowing orange, big fizzy head and a nose full of sweet sugary tropical fruits. Palate has a hard licorice note, no doubt due to the high ABV, and this dominates the flavours. In fact, hard to pick up much else apart from a cook fruit component. Fizzy finish.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a frothy white head that slowly collapsed, Some light sediment evident in the glass. Nose of spice, orange, stonefruit, vanilla and banana...quite an appealing mix. The flavour is pleasant and mirrors the aroma nicely. A nice lingering fruitiness in the finish. Softly carbonated. Hides the abv extremely well. It’s well attenuated and a refreshingly tasty tripel...well done LBC.