Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
should have let it settle more. the beer was quite cloudy
dark tan w/ some bubbles
nose switches b/w tart/sweet belgian and sweet juice (apple?)
tastes totally different than it smells
med body and hardly fizzy
i’m assuming the odd flavour that dominates is the sauternes; oaky and dry
very interesting! not superb but fun to try. split a bottle with several people so i’d like to have this again. (all to myself)
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Farmhouse aroma. Clear-orange with hint of bubles for head. Sweet with a defined brett character; smooth with nice wood tones...excellent, a great interesting beer.
Putro (7) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 6, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle bought at norrebro, blond and low foam head. Spicy, fruit and bretta aroma. Fruit not covered from bretta taste in mouth. Quite surprised from a oak aged triple
Punsch416 (10) - Rättvik, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home bought at Systembolaget. Hazy orange color with a small white head. Fruity nose with a sublime bretty and lactic note to it. Apricot, honey, bread and a earthy tone from the brett.
Flavour is dry and sour with apricots. Oaky sauterne like flavours dominated by honey and tropcal fruit and there is also a smal autolytic flavour of toasted bread. There is a slightly sweet aftertaste. Its a good beer with a nice twist from the sauterne barrel.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium orange colour and clear. Has a white head, fully diminishing. Aroma of acid and fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic, light bitterness. Texture is dry and acidic.
Japalo (934) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant aromatic citrus orange fruit with hazy appearance. Dry oak with slight sour apricot taste. Surprised by its style and would love it under a burning sun.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle about a year old. Bottled January 2010. Best before January 2020. Slightly fruity nose initially. Honeydew and cantaloupe. A touch of lacto that comes across as smelling of Apricot yogurt. Bread dough malt from the malt while the barrel gives the aroma a very light wood presence and a hint of vanilla. Brett influence is mild, but imparts a slight dustiness and perhaps adds to the fruitiness in the way of canned pineapple. The Sauternes aromas definitely increase as the beer warms up (rich honey coupled with juicy tropical fruits). The beer pours a hazed dark golden copper with a thin ring of off white around the edge of the glass. Flavor is relatively dry considering the fruitiness of the aroma. Plenty of vanilla and drying oak tannin. Some caramelized sugars. Lots of white grape tannin. Peach yogurt. The brett definitely plays in influence drying out the beer a good amount. There is the smallest amount of residual sweetness on the back sides of the tongue. Alcohol isn’t evident until the warming sensation on the finish. Creamy and lush texture. Low carbonation with a slightly tart, tannic finish. I’m not a fan of Tripels, but the barrel aging is certainly a nice twist in this instance. Thanks Mikkel!
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Golden colour with brief, bubbly, white head. Fruity, perfumy, slightly tart nose with citrus, peaches, tropical fruit, spicy/funky yeast, barnyard, grapes and hints of oak wood. Fruity, spicy, slightly tart taste with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, bretty/funky yeast, flowers, grapes and some oak and vanilla hints. More than medium body, with some alcohol sweetness coming through towards the end. Very complex beer, with something new turning up with every sip. Excellent stuff.
cgarvieuk (12191) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... thanks to Blair ... very murky as straight from bag ... tart funky barnyard lemon nose .. yeasty fruity candi fruits ... soft juicy toffee malts ... light syrupy sweetness ... mellow soft easy ... light triple character .. almost a hint of a wheat beer... and again a hint but no real sourness..
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, packaged January 2010, best by January 2020, and consumed in January 2011 (one year old). Pours a very lightly hazy, dark honey-amber color with a small, smooth cap of eggshell tinted foam. Quickly fading to a thin film with a skinny rim, the head leaves behind a soapy wash with scant remainder spots and rounded flares of lacing. The nose is very clearly tripel based, showing caramelized blonde and amber candy sugars with doughy, biscuity, fruity and floral yeast tendencies. Hints of cinnamon and candied orange peel push through, along with hints of coriander, while mild brett suggests of dried pineapple and a little dust. Oak imparts sweet vanilla tones, while the Sauternes kiss brings hint of golden raisin sugars. Flavors confirm all that the nose conveys. Primarily sweet and tripel-like, the candy sugars, oaky vanilla, apple, and concentrated raisin all dominate. A light, grapey tartness works with the pineapple and mildly dusty brett to cut the sweetness down to at least manageable levels, but I’m not sure the brett has fully developed into what it can be. Yeast is doughy and spicy, and the coriander and candied citrus seem to intensify a bit on the finish. The palate sports a medium-full body that is weighed down a good deal by the hefty tripel sugar profile. Carbonation is soft, contributing to the sticky, nearly still feel that reminds somewhat of dessert wine. Overall, this one fails to excite me. Like most tripels, it is under-attenuated for my tastes. I thought the brett would dry it out more than it has. The Sauternes barrel lends too much sweetness as well. Wish I would have waited another couple of years on this one.