FlacoAlto (4045) - 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.
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst kremet skum. Lukt av karamell, honning, malt og banan. Smak av karamell, honning, malt, banan og krydder. Søt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.5%. Golden colour, nearly clear. Huge white head. Aroma of stale jam, Belgian ale yeast and mild spices. Fairly sweet and mildly spicy flavour. Nice enough to drink, but cannot compete with the best tripels like Westmalle and Karmeliet.
eManu (514) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33cl bottle, pours a pale amber body with a white head that did not stay long. Aroma of light malts and vanilla. Flavors again of malts, vanilla, and spices. Alcohol is very present and persistent in the taste. Very sweet from the alcohol, a bit too much for me. This ale is not very well balanced, to strong sweetness from the alcohol. The finish is granny and candy like.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Drukket i Skibotn 25 Sep 15. Lys gyldenbrun. Lavt kritthvitt skum som raskt blir til film. Svakt uklar. Søt & god alkoholaroma. Smaken litt mandler. Litt syrlig etter hvert. Tørr avslutning.
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours clear light amber. Aroma of bubble gum, fruits, some caramel. Some sweetness, but still well balanced.
tmongoose (1872) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber shared amongst friends. poured a light to medium golden orange with thin wispy white head. slight aroma of the Belgian yeast. for me not what I normally would think in a tripel style ale. the flavor was short and crisp but quickly disappears. just kind of average for me.
Edorski (4) - Pistoia, ITALY - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sweet. Sweet and gold. On tap, honey and almond in nose, in mouth only iron and the alcool.
Hanoi (672) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is caramel, classic Belgian yeast dough, almond, bread. Sweet and doughy. Taste is too sweet, almond, caramel, honey, hint of vanilla, bubble gum, banana, real hint of a hefeweiss in the flavour profile.
Mouthfeel is too fizzy.
This is a disappointment given the brewer. It feels like a me too addition to the range and would be better dropped.
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is yeast, phenols, sweet ripe banana, hints of perfume. Lighy golden, slightly hazy, nice white head. Medium sweet, medium bitter, taste is of bread dough, orange, orange peel, hints of alcohol, lots of citrus peel bitterness in the end. Medium body, high carbonation, medium long aftertaste with bitterness, dry. Ok triple, but some perfume tones that does not belong, and strong citrus peel bitterness.
rami_pl (798) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Z kranu w ma chensiete venuti, na szybko: fajne aromaty belgijskie, przyprawowosc dosc niewysoka, troszke a la saisonowe nutki, slodow- zbozowe. W smaku dosc analogicznie plus odnotowywalna, lakowa goryczka, dosc pelne, bardzo sympatyczne, dobre