McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dank speckled hazy golden, decent white head. Estery and light banana, sweet nose - creamy in a way Fruity and creamy. like an Apricot Frube, tanking bitterness. Surprising finish for the ABV.
Bottle, November in December Tasting.
Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden. Hide the alcohol well. Dried apricot, spicy but not overly so. Good enough but not great
allmyvinyl (1810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow with big frothy head. Aromas are banana, lemon, pepper and yeast. Taste is sweet with a citrus bitterness. Oily texture. Finishes nice and clean. Pretty good.
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white head ... soft sweet oily fruits ... sweet yeast nose ... soft fruits ... juicy oilt fruits ... big yeast ...
BenH (1917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden yellow with floaters and a white head. Spicy peppery yeast aroma, citrus and honey. Spicy peppery flavour, little lemon and banana. Quite bitter. Ok
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden and clear. Fruity with some maltiness.Quite complex with a medium body. What a pleasant shock this was.A very classy beer that many people will probably ignore because its a high street lable. Dont -it is excellent.
leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee malts with citrus and crystalised pear. Cough medicine with floral notes. Flavours are sweet caramel with strong medicinal notes. Alcohol with lemon and spices. Pear with toffee and a green apple acidic finish. A bit unbalanced but OK.
harrisoni (12456) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from M&S Liverpool. Clear pale amber, thin beige head. Fruity esters on the aroma. But something not quite right, maybe a bit light on the malt on the aroma. In the mouth, it’s the same thing, some decent ester and rose petal fruit typical of Belgian tripels, but something not quite right with the malts. Bit lacking in hop too. Bit too syrupy. Not sure this is very good, even though there aren’t any bad/off flavours. Just a bit syrupy and doesn’t really flow.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (M&S)
Deep gold, small head. Aniseedy bubblegum aroma. Toffee butterscoth palate. Very sticky. Odd one, not so stypical tripel, needs to attenuate a bit further.
berkshirejohn (4119) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Golden amber with a compact white head; gentle carbination; typical Beligan yeast aroma, toasty and lightly spiced and also some apricot; rich buttery texture with more tropical fruit and a light prickle; warming syrupy finish - coating the throat rather than stripping it. A very pleasant example of a Tripel.