vipinvelp (3475) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque light copper, off-white lacing foam head. Barley aroma, bitter barley in taste. Floral and grass notes. Not too sweet, nice. Lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201604)
JorisPPattyn (9084) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium, cream-coloured head, slightly irregular, over faintly veiled foxy orange beer. Oxydation, old cookies jumping up whilst pouring. Yet BBd still 6 months away. Coffeemilk, oxydized malts, maltsyrup. More oxydation in the taste, with a fine sourish lining, milk beginning to sour; Alcoholsweet, grains and malts, corn. Spritzy carbonation, blanketed by the thick, near viscous maltload. Oops. DeScription says it all.
bartlebier (3191) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bbJUN2016, courtesy of bierkoning trade, bedankt. Opened in afterthought to the Biere mit Stil 1: Worldwide Tripel Tasting@Bierhandlung Freiburg JAN2016. - Amber yellow. Smells like very organic, rich grains and their husks, pollen honey, dried grasses and flowers. Manages to be both rich, dry, well-composed, grainy and grass bitter. Has a high-gravity, dense mouthfeel to it that does not feel sweet, but richly textured. Is there Saaz in this (spicy Czech sawdust feel to the hop aggression)? Aberrant analogue: all barley (pilsner malt) Weizenbock filled to the brim with grain husk and earthy EU hop bitterness. Not sure if I’d recognise this as the intended abbey tripel in a blind tasting, but for its abv it surely offers a well-rounded sipper with no fumes or cloying sweetness.
caesar (6301) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mitra Bunnik, BB Sep 2016, large sample. Almost clear orange color, medium rocky head. Aroma is soft spicy, quite some orange and mandarin, bit sweet fruity with a touch of caramel. Bit sweet in taste, combination of orange and mandarin together with caramel. Slight grainy note. Bit sparkling in the finish, slight alcohol. I like orange forward tripels and I quite like this tripel. Nice!
mike_77 (4800) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark orange colour with quick fading head. Aroma is very floral and a bit spicy. Flavour is quite sweet with yeasy, light spice and some botter orange peel.
Beerhunter111 (14055) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy deep orange golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of riped fruits, clove, red malt, some yeast. Taste is intense malty, red malt, red fruits, hoppy, some spices, nice!
jfb (5256) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of apricots and bran flakes, with heavy notes of caramel, some brown sugar, bubble gum and pears. flavour is mostly custard, caramel and pale malts, slightly alcoholic, with a touch of prickly pear, some bread dough and a semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
gyhallmanti (180) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark hazy orange colour with a medium white head. Aroma’s of honey and fruit. Taste is bitter with a slight malty sweetness, herbs, spices, caramel and fruits. Dry and boozy finish. Oily texture and medium carbonation
DwarfeD (2293) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Hazy orange with a medium white head with low retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with malty bitterness. Citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, malts, spices and some herbs. A nice tripel.
DJoer (1151) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head, copper dark golden brown colour, fruity yeasty floral smell, medium carbonation low bitter malts full caramell some sirup texture