madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bugger getting the cork out. Poured a murky orange with a small head. Yeasty, syrupy with subdued alcohol warmth. Abit of hefeweizen flavour too. Good beer.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Murky gold body, dense white collar. Bit hit of wheat on the nose straightup, plenty of earthy spice, bitter orange-like citrus and ripe fruits, apricot, pear and banana seem prominant. Rich creamy texture, lively with carbonation, drying throughout revealing a bit of alcohol in the process. Fantastically complex body of flavour, plenty of corriander and clove spice, ripe apricot, peach, pear and banana in the works with a sharp orange citrus element competing with a smooth sweet wheaty maltiness. Finishes dry, with a sharp lingering spiciness. Probably doesnít compare that much to authentic Belgian tripels, still bloody nice and richly complex. Fantastic.
fletchfighters (919) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- poured a clear, honey gold color with a short lived white head. Good retention and better life in head when swirled.
Aroma-- Toasted bread with banana, clove, spice and a bit of pepper. Good nose but a little soft.
T-- Stale, salty bread. A Little prickly on the tongue.
P-- Fairly carbonated, medium to full bodied even with the higher carbonation. A lot of bread and in the background white grape and peach.
O-- Not bad, would consider buying again. Well hidden ABV and pretty tasty really. Good effort at a Belgian style.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangeish amber pour with a short-lived foamy white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and spicy with banana, orange, pineapple, clove, cinnamon and caramel. Flavour almost mirrors the aroma however everything seems amplified: the fruit, the spice and the caramel notes all seem more defined and prominent. Light, dry mouthfeel with moderate carbonation (for a tripel) and a lingering spicy, mildly sweet finish. One of the better Aussie tripels, this is quite good but could still stand some refinement. With a little less sweetness and some more spice this could be very good.
ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark gold, with a large head which takes some time to disappear. The nose has some sweet yeast notes, with a touch of sweet malt as well. There is a faint trace of floral hops to begin, but certainly not the "spicy Hallertau hops" advertised. This is followed by far too much sweet malt, mainly caramel, with some white bread, and some faint yeastiness. The problem with this beer is a lack of balance. It is far too sweet, without enough bitterness to counterpoint it. I doubt this is a problem merely confined to this beer either. It is true of all tripels that I have tasted, and hence I must conclude that it is not my favourite style.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 One of the best beers that Murray has made (apart from his limiteds ie. endless summer). Caramel and bubblegum combined to make this a very tasty surprise when i visited the brewery.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 The cork on this one was a lot more compliant than the one for the Icon, which was a relief. Barely any pop on opening though. Clear deep gold-amber, with a solid head but itís pretty thin because thereís not much carbonation to hold it up. Crazily intense perfumey esters dominate - tropical fruit, mango Weis bars, apricot nectar, lime rind, violets, hand soap - with some subtle Xmas cake batter like Brasserie des Rocs and noticeable diacetyl which becomes more apparent with time. Similarly cartoon-like flavour - intensely perfumey and fruity, with thick, sweet malt mostly balanced by perfume and fruit and soft alcohol. Considerable diacetyl flavour. Soapy too, which probably isnít helped by the hand soap esters. Unusually low carbonation really lets the mouthfeel down. The alcohol is handled very well though - noticeable but soft, a bit like Duvel only not as intense. The diacetyl and lack of carbonation really point to a bottle-conditioning issue. I had kept the bottle in ambient (warm) temperatures for about three weeks after buying it though, so thereís really no excuses. Itís still a rather nice beer though - fascinatingly weird in an almost monstrous, cartoon-like way with all those crazy flavours. Intruiging stuff. Guess Iíll be holding onto my other bottle for a while to see if it gets better. Just losing the diacetyl would improve it greatly.
RR: Small bottle. Good on em for making this more available in a better format. Cheap too! No diacetyl here, but just so estery! Just a complete mess of fruit salad - way too much to be enjoyable. Otherwise itís a well-constructed beer.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 26/08/2008. 330ml bottle shared with Sam and Steve in Invercargill. Rose gold. Complex spicy alcohols, some sweet fruit and candy sugar. Nicely drinkable, while also alerting you to its strength. Wish I’d had a little more than 100ml. I guess beers, like football (either one), does a little better on - or close to - home turf. This beer really stood up next the the relative disappointment of the Westvleteren and Struise brews tried on the same evening...
Pyobon (795) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with very little head. Complex, but not very intense aroma, with spice, hops and orange. Medium body, medium carbonation, with a creamy texture. The flavour is complex and evolves as the beer warrms. There are sweet malts, orange, some spice (coriander, maybe clove) and enjoyable bitterness throughut the taste, starting spicey peppery and ending with dark chocolate notes on what is clearly hops. A rich, interesting, complex beer.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap and in the bottle. Pours a lovely golden amber colour with a thick white head. Hint of banana on the nose. Lovely biscuit malty flavour with a subdued hop bitterness on the finish. You can't taste the alcohol, even though it's about 8% alc. could be very deadly if you have a few.
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