rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. RBESG 2010.
Light hazy golden colour with white head. Saison-like aroma, it’s herbal, fruity estery, peppery. Malty flavour but boozy and edgy, also bit spicy. Lacking in heaviness and almond paste. Bit too rough in the edges, that’s all.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with some weak citrus hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours golden with a white head.Aroma is fruity and spicy with some citrus.Flavor is malty sweet and warming with some bitterness and fruitiness.Medium to full body ,average carbonation.A little to full bodied to be a dangerously drinkable tripel.Nice.
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Clear gold, thin white head. Quite drinkable. Strong blond beer, with a bit of spicy hop. Some sherbert on the hops on the finish.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Fruity aroma. Golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Strong in alcohol with a bitter and slightly dry malt finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s "Raise the Roof" tasting, 31st July 2010. Slight hazy gold with a small white head. Lovely perfumy nose and a superb pillowy palate. Really good flavour of sugary apricot and nectarine.
Sigmund (5723) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle, bought at Voldby Købmandsgård. ABV is 9.0%. Pale yellow colour, big white head. Pleasant aroma of Belgian ale yeast with fruity (citrus) and spicy notes. The flavour is spicy and fairly sweet, alcohol is noticeable, peppery and moderately bitter finish.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out in a clear golden colour topped with a dense snow-white head. The visible carbonation lively and sparkling. Dryish powerful nose of oranges, dried apricots, white pepper, coriander, lemon and marmalade. Full-bodied with dryish yeasty and spicy notes of oranges, apricots, coriander, white pepper and mint. Solid body. Long fruity and spicy finish of sweet oranges, mandarin, pepper, coriander and mild alcohol. A well-made true-to-style Tripel.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (bottle at ChrisO’s Raise the Roof tasting): Sweet fizzy malt with a bit of Belgian-style yeast. Great yellow fizzy appearance with a great lasting head and lace. Tastes like sherbert sweets with some tangerine in the finish. It’s got that Belgian yeastiness again in the flavour. Fizzy palate that really tingles.
ClubGonzo (4697) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a good-looking light golden body with tiny floaties and a small white top. Aroma is original, complex and very nice: coriander, horseradish, celery, citric peels and some herbal yeasty notes. Taste is classic tripel with an original angle: molasses, dry floral hops, peppery tones and a smooth bland of coriander and citrus fruitiness. Full-bodied mouthfeel, yet refreshing and perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet. VårTripel ("spring tripel") from Nørrebro is definitely a fine-tuned brew; this is the best of the genre I’ve had in a very long time. Perhaps ever. :-)