olio (7055) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110326.
Pours dark red color with a medium sized head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, some grass and yeast. Flavor is the same with mild toffee and spices. Decent.
RexTalionis (2947) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark brown in color with a frothy beige head. Sweet darker fruits, hints of dough and light peppery spicy notes in aroma, some dark chocolate is there as well with a little bit of vanilla. Lovely. Dark fruits as raisins and dadels in taste. Some slightly vinous notes with hints of bready malts as well in taste. A bit dry. Light nuttyness in flavor too. No sign of alcohol in finish. Slightly sweet, some coffee and licorice in aftertaste. Not your usual tripel and feels more like a seasonal belgian strong ale. Quite delicious over all.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubby bottle brought home from the pub in Hoegaarden. Pours coffee brown with very little in the way of head. Sweet, malty flavour. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with a decent burn from the 10 % alc, but at the same time a watery finish. Sweet, but not much else. Disappointing.
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 2015 (2012-1104)
Very dark purple brown beer, big creamy off-white to light beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet malts, dried fruits, figs, overripe banana, chocolate milk. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, red berries, mocha, coffee even, some dark chocolate, caramel, bit sweet, malty, ripe banana. Aftertaste: little bitter, caramel, mocha, chocolate, pretty spicy, liquorish.
JefVerstraete (1892) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ M-café, Leuven. Dark brown, medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Chocolate and dark fruits.
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours dark brown with a creamy head and lacings. Nose has lots of sweet malts. Honey, caramel, nuts, bubblegum, fruit and a bit of yeast. Full bodied. Sweet fruity flavor with dark fruit, plum, liquorice, bubblegum and a bit of yeast. Smooth. A bit of warmth. Quite good.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bier Circus, Bruxelles
The color is very dark, almost black; it has a compact beige head. There is aroma of dark malts, but it’s also fruity (apples). Good body strength, with round and smooth mouthfeel; strong flavor of dark caramel, some roasted malts and liquorice; it has just a medium-low residual sweetness; correct bitterness; in the final there is some alcohol perception.
Solid brew, well brewed, but too much liquorice for me.
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Very dark brown color, hazy, yeast particles in it, beige head. Smell malts, sweetness. Taste malts, lightly sweet-bitter, a bit hay and grassy. Medium carbo, medium body.
Thompson (418) - - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small foamy light beige head. Dark colour wirh nice red glow. Smells grassy fresh morning air with fruits. taste also has something of fruits. Not bad at all. Very fresh taste would be very taste on a hot afternoon. drank in el benzai casa.
laiti (6530) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 30.03.2011
Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of toffee. Flavour has sweet malt with caramel and candy sugar. A bit harsh finish. A Belgian strong with elements from bock beers, does not feel like a tripel.