mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange with a nice white head. Aroma is slightly boozy when it gets warm, but before then, it is mostly citrus and stuff. Taste is slightly sweet, with some lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Some bite and something akin to bitterness. Still, this is pretty smooth and drinkable. Not a bad tripel, but this does not approach greatness.
BlackHaddock (3155) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had a draught version in the top bar of Delirium Tremens Dec 2011: almost enjoyed it! Would have scored higher if I’d reviewed this on-tap version. But
here’s the original review:
The second beer in ’a random Belgian tasting evening’ held with my wife. Posh brown 33cl bottle, best before Apr 2011, drank mid Nov 2010.
The beer was poured slowly into a Duvel glass, sadly half way through the pour a huge globule of sediment flew out of the bottle inpregnating the glass with large lumps of floating yeast and whatever friends it had lurking at the base of the bottle.
The beer was a cloudy, dull, old gold colour with flotsam taking its time sinking to the bottom of the glass. I watched the white head disappear quicker than I watched the beer clear.
The smell was of strong yeasts (the glass was full of it, so what did I expect to find?) and alcohol, nothing else.
I couldn’t wait all night, so I started to sip the beer as soon as I saw a clear portion at the top. The beer is just a sweet, alcohol carrying Vessel, disappointed.
No depth of flavours, no uniqueness or redeeming features at all. It could have been a can of any super strenght lager that alcoholics seem to favour (apart from the look of course).
olio (5119) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Beersel.
Rated on 20100717.
Pours golden color with small head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and malts. Flavor of fruits, malts, caramel, spice notes and yeast.
dolpo (54) - USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poco cuerpo pero mucha personalidad, se entiende porque ganó el premio a la mejor pale de abadía en el 2009.
bdunhill (222) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and woody aroma with a clear appearance and a small head. It has a sharp taste with an abrupt finish.
deanso (4457) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good white head. Clear golden blond pour. Noticeable alcohol but a decent beer
undercurrent25 (1282) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste is sweet and candy like with a high alcohol kick, very clean on the palate
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 3/2/2012. This Belgian Tripel pours a rather chunky orange gold color from a 33cl bottle. Large sized white foamy, rocky head with good lacing and long lasting retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, grassy and floral. A medium bodied Tripel. The malts are fruity and sweet, peaches and apricots. The hops are herbal and earthy. Lively carbonation. Caution, there is a whole lot of yeast floaties in this beer. I did not use caution in pouring so I got a really chunky beer. Sweet at the start and finishes a touch crisp and dry. Perhaps a touch of funk. A touch of alcohol as well. Its not a total trainwreck but its not the most balanced of beers. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some alcohol.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#1251 draught; nose is mediumdry lemon, weak yeast, flour, some leaves, sweets, sourfresh malt, peas, some late cucumber, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is sweets, weak elderflower, lasting underlying alcohol note, acidic grape, note of leek, mellow citrus
drowland (5888) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2/12/12. 750mL bottle. Hazy orange pour with a nice, thick khaki head that is full, tight, frothy, lasts, and laces plenty. Be careful because big yeast globules will plop out at the end of the bottle. Surprisingly faint aroma with some yeast, plenty of metal, and a funky almost sourness that reminds me of some saisons. Sweet, bready flavor that is both malty and sugary. Slightly floral aspects as well, but the lingering flavor is almost overwhelmingly sweet. Meh.