Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright with lemon and grapefruit with some dry grain.
The taste is disjointed at the beginning then moves to lemon bitterness, alcohol heat and grain.
The texture is crisp with a little fizz.
An enjoyable ale.
BrewBoxer (2506) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a tan darker bronze color. Light head bubbles and fades away. Taste is bready and yeasty with a boozy after taste. Not bad
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber from a bottle, quickly dissipating white head. Slightly skunky aroma, otherwise rather fruity smelling. Big tropical fruit flavor, surprisingly but nicely hoppy Belgian tripel. Good beer.
libertine (364) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange amber with very little head. No lacing. Aroma is full of banana, spice and caramel. Very sweet with banana, spice caramel and light hops. Full body. Sticky texture. low carbonation. Dry finish. Average triple that is really sweet. Not a big fan.
M_Sack (568) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, murky gold with a thin head around the edge. Delicious banana, caramel, clove, cinnamon, pepper and brown sugar aromas. Similar flavours with a large presence of alcohol, perhaps appropriate to style but not entirely integrated into the flavour of the beer, leaving it a little harsh. Rich, thick mouthfeel.
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GoufCustom (1409) - HONG KONG - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Translucent straw golden honey colour with a thin layer of yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Good sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet malt, with strong banana, pineapples, vanilla, strong caramel, strong honey, sugar, alcohol, phenolic, light cloves, bread, strong Bel yeast and very light grass.
Taste: Medium to strong sweet malt, with strong alcohol, caramel, toffee, banana, traces of dark fruits, sugar, strong spices, strong Bel yeast, lime, strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Mid to light. Slick and slightly creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Fairly good maltyness in a pretty thin backgraound, quite watery to the tongue. Strong booze hit first, followed by subdued banana and some dark fruity esters. Sugary sweet but definitely not cloying. Strong spicyness and strong yeast. Good limey hops to round. Solid!
Alcohol: The 9.5% booze hits you in nose and tongue right from the start, but it never came across as harsh nor warming. It is in your face but understated unlike most strong Tripels or BSAs, so this is very very easy to down without significant knock ons. Excellent!
Hoppiness: Light grass in nose. Lime, spice, and strong grass in taste. Bitterness, mixed with liquorices is strong for a lasting, close to strong astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Wet. Sweet, boozy and spicy to mouth.
Comments: Compare to other Belgian Tripels, this one preserves most of the style’s hoppy and boozy attributes, yet somehow it’s a bit too watery and there’s a flesh of empty feeling about it. Other than that, it’s fruity aroma, strong Bel yeast, well-made booze and spices are the highlights. I will like it more if it’s richer and in a smaller dose!
hershiser2 (1793) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop downtown.
Pop the cork - holy shit. I have never seen such pressure behind a cork. It hit the ceiling and disappeared somewhere. Hazy dark golden with lots of floaters and a large large large off-white head. Smells of banana, bubblegum, yeast out the ass, apple, rubbing alcohol. Taste is pleasant. Apple, pear, wheat, rubbing alcohol, dried apricot (the kind you get in plastic bags in the health food section), spices. This is pretty tasty.
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s. As ’Moa St Josephs’. Thanks to The Kernel for supplying this one. Hazy orange, still, small off-white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is varnish, apple, slightly sour fruits. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste has more varnish and apple, booze showing up, dry spicy finish. OK at best.
Leighton (17201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to the Kernel RotBox. Pours clear copper with pretty much no head. Lots of rich, sugary bread and fruit in the nose, some apples, dough, yeast, wheat, dates. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with light alcohol bump, a little apple sauce, doughy wheat. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with soft carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, sugary, bready, more wheat, some toffee. A heavy-hitting tripel. Not super drinkable, but not terrible.
Scopey (11350) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle for the Kernel Rotbox. It pours clear rich gold with no head whatsoever. The nose is weak, mellow, honey, apple, pear, grainy, porridge and riding pudding. The taste is rich, oily, chewy, honey, cereal, porridge, fatty, butter, stewed apple and pear skin with a slick finish. Medium+body and straight up flat. Pretty fucken weak and flat. Knackered.
Theydon_Bois (15537) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Mother Arch rot box, 21/01/16.
Clear golden orange with little in the way of a head.
Nose is earthy fruit, hint of orange, straw, light caramel, touch old.
Taste comprises figs, dates, caramel, marzipan, dried apricot, spice, fruit loaf.
Medium + bodied, flat and lifeless, sweet licks in a light booze driven close