fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 [2003-09-03, 8-5-8-5-16]
75cl. corked bottle
Cloudy orange color; big thick head. Very nice aroma, dry maltiness, typical of Tripel beer; smell of cellar and light cork; spicy; oranges. Smooth, malty pleasure; very good body structure, getting more bitter at the end, for a long palate. As usual by Dupont, an exceptional beer!
Not so interesting aroma, but the flavor is better, malty and fruity. I prefer the bottled version…
Rasmus40 (16992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a huge and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, light yeasty and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 141011
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I thought that this was a tad bland. Nothing wrong with it, just not enough to set it apart from other similar beers
yngwie (16421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. A mostly clear, golden beer topped by a fine, off-white head. Some very small floaties. Yeasty, fruity nose with pale malts and a good spiced touch. Some cellar and a nice hoppyness too. Wheaty, spiced and sugary-sweet flavor. Some cellar, and a really good hoppyness too. Not overly bitter. Good bitterness in the finish, but also a warming touch from the alcohol, some spiced notes I guess is from the yeast, and lots of sugary sweetness. Full-bodied and effervescent. Overall, a really nice beer that would benefit from less sugar. 100423
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden and light hazy. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, almonds, caramel and sugar.
TBone (15902) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 07/2007)
Hazy golden, huge white creamy head, lace. Strange aroma of yeast, grassy hops and boiled vegetables. Good crisp hoppy, lemony blonde flavor but also some vegetables. I wonder if this is characteristic to this brew. Dissapointing, but gets better when all yeast is poured.
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ 38 Degrees. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Spicy clove and coriander aromas. Some banana bread, grass, and mild floral aromas. Nice doughy smell, too. Flavor is lightly sweet with banana, apple, dough, and bready malt. Nice pear, white pepper, and spicy clove. Very light grass bitterness on the finish. Noms.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow golden orange with white head. Fruits from citrus/orange family. The beer has a good balance between sweet and sourness. The finish is very pleasant- a bit bitter but then again very fresh! Very enjoyable!
Beerhunter111 (15416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, belgische Hefe, Gewürze. Geschmack kräftig malzig, sehr fruchtig, hefig, würzig.
Oakes (15252) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2003 2 years old - Cloudy tan with swirlig carbonation and a thick, foamy head. Aroma shows pears, lots of yeast, leather, white pepper, coriander, bread crust, herbal hops; palate has sweet notes of caramel flan, pepper, dried peaches, barnyard with cobwebs. Finish is dry (pepper, alcohol), with a slight acidity. Vintage Rating: 9 5 8 5 16 = 4.3 (I thought it had improved hugely until I looked at my old rating notes and realized this beer started pretty good).
Rating when fresh: Very well-balanced abbey ale. Tan colour (is this a tripel or a dubbel); good yeast bite, but not overwhelming like Saison Dupont; sweet malt flavours develop well, and the finish is notably spicy (cinammon, pepper, maybe even cardamom).