davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance - Poor head retention, high carbonation, poor clarity, medium amber colour
Smell - Fruity, banana, cloves, citrus fruit, candied orange, light alcohol presence
Taste - Citrus fruits, lemon, orange & grapefruit flavour. Slight spicy hop profile. Tangy finish
Mouthfeel - Light body, good carbonation, slightly bitter finish, lingering warmth due to moderate alcohol presence
Drinkability - Summer sipper, pleasant well balanced
Overall - Good beer, drinkable, lacks complexity of Belgians. Good on a summers day
Shark_Pants (428) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden pour with a somewhat absent head. Aromas of hay and bubblegum. The taste has an overarching bubblegum sweetness but with a nice crisp underlying dryness, if that makes any sense. Medium bodied and spicy but the carbonation is a bit underdone. Big 8.8% booze is very well hidden. Well executed, if not overly complex, belgian interpretation that would benefit from stronger carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5715) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is bubblegum yeast, dry malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth yeast citrus biscuit malt, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. I think these guys could show the Belgians a thing or two!
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky golden colour, white head. Bit dusty aroma, orange lemonade, raisins. Quite sweet flavour, raisins, madeira, malts. Fizzy. Sweet finish, raisins. Feels old, lacks a readable date though.
(from 33cL bottle shared @ a weekly tasting, Oirschot)
ansjelaah (1682) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai with dutchdrebus. Orange color with no head. Smells old mann parfume, muf, musty, dusty. Tastes toffee, musty, caramel.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewpub in bob’s farm. pale golden with a thin but lasting head; good yeast character in the aroma, some earthy spice; grassy hop character with plenty of warming alcohol showing even though it was served quite cold. one of the better australian belgian interpretations
Jado (649) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dirty gold with a thin soapy white head. Aromas of stewed apple, honey, flowers, crusty bread and a touch of orange. Taste starts out with some juicy cooked apple and pear with a touch of banana and some sweetness, ramping up to a firmer orange zest bitterness. More fruit and cinnamon spice towards the end with a long fruity finish. Some spice in the aftertaste. Not perfectly balanced but still pretty good.
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slight gusher, orgasm jokes were made. Murky yellow with a small off-white head. Smells toffee, musty. Tastes toffee, caramel. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (9929) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle (BBF 26 june 2011) @ weekly tasting shared by Martinus. Murky yellow color, immediately disappearing off-white head. Smell is weird, blossom and something I really can’t put my finger on. Taste lightly malts, perfume, old, overripe fruits and weird. Average body, fizzy carbonation. Not good.
LesArgen (258) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is honey, spices, alcohol and ripe fruit with a little toast. A reasonable amount of hops provides some respite from the alcohol, which is very prominent in the mouth (even for this style). A good tripel but not a classic.
KeefOz (1115) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a cloudy golden amber colour with a thin line of white bubbles for a head. Laced poorly. Low carbonation with small bubbles forming trails. Lots of yeast particles settled out and this detracted from the beer’s appearance. Aroma subtly of sour malt. Taste initially of sour malt and a trace of spicy hops but as the beer warms the flavour of cloves increases. Not as sweet as expecting. Light body. Not a beer I enjoyed.