FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a fat-three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright, pale amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, gold / copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sweet grain, a touch of cotton candy, vanilla scented golden raisins, sweet melon notes, and just a candied pale malt character, which means the overall effect of the nose is on the sweet and cloying side of the spectrum. This has notes of sweet corn, DMS, and just too much graininess in general here in the nose.
Definitely sweet, with a grainy, sort of corn like sweetness that lingers on the palate for way too long. Light spicy notes provide an earthiness, some definite clove flavors, a bubble gum like flavor, and a dirty coriander water note. Very little balancing hop bitterness or flavors, in fact hop notes are not really noticeable at all here. The body has a medium fullness to it, there is quite a bit of carbonation, but for whatever reason this doesn’t help too much.
This is not so different from many a Belgian ale, but it is also the type that I really don’t enjoy; sweet, unbalanced, seemingly unrefined (to my tastes), and just cloying.
Lowenbrau (2145) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. @home 08-12-2014.
In short: yeasty golden ale.
Pours quite hazy deep gold with frothy white head. Some chunks of sediment. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Yeasty, bready, spicy aromas. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste follows the nose, average belgian tripel, quite yeasty profiled, some raw cereal notes, some harsh notes, maybe a bit overcarbonated. To be honest, i just grabbed this one when i see Beersel was the brewer, but then realized it was a contract beer. Nothing remarkable.
Rob_D_UK (869) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Delirium Café, Brussels. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Yeasty aroma with spicy taste.
florent.janssens (59) - - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fort goût d’alcool. Bière asser amer. Arrière goût intéressant qui change. Bière quelconque.
Ulysse (120) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unspeakable something in the aroma. Quite heavy alcohol taste. A very soft champagne touch.
kevnic2008 (8454) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruity, grass and caramel. Taste is spicy, malts and fruity.
mile (3118) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty – some wheat and sweetish aroma, some caramel and sugar, light fruitiness with light spiciness (coriander). Body is medium, malty – some wheat and sugary sweetish flavor, some caramel and light fruitiness with light spiciness and alcohol. Finish is average, malty – some wheat and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness with light spiciness, some alcohol. Sugary sweetish tripel – lacks character.
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clean golden body and stable head. White sugar water, alcohol, poor. Chemical ending, alcohol galore, tasteless. Very bad stuff, mass produced pretence. (On tap at Délirium Cafe Brussel)
DwarfeD (1138) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Café Delirium Amsterdam. Clear orange with a medium to full white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Pretty sweet with some bitter tones. Peach, apple, wheat, candy sugar and herbs. A quite ok somewhat (too) sweet tripel.
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with a white head and tons of sediment. Aromas is slightly funky yeast with notes of cloves and banana. Flavor is sweet malts upfront with the spice coming through in the finish. Had to pour out the last little bit from my glass because it was almost chunky with yeast/sediment. Decent brew could have been cleaned up a bit but still not bad
murran (239) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden body with a giant head. Hoppy and a little funky aroma. Rich taste but it is a little rough in the edges. The alcohol is not as subtle as you would like.