StevieT (1354) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma, hints of banana, pours golden orange. I normally don’t get into these but this was good. Lingering fruity flavours and a lift palette. Murray’s are doing some great work.
DeliriumT (453) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thin golden colour with minimal head. Aroma of lemons, banana and sugar. Flavour full of bananas. Enjoyable fruity grand cru but lacking in complexity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shark_Pants (561) - 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 (6743) - 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 (4349) - 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 (1747) - 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 (7705) - 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 (738) - 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 (5382) - 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 (12159) - 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 (289) - 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.