sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, IBS, Perth, WA
Spicy, and funky aroma, leading to a cleargolden pur with a firm malt presence, finished with a slightly odd sourness, all together very nice.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Copper color, very fizzy. Fruity-phenolic and orangey aroma. Malty, sweet, orangey, toffeish, and yeasty flavor with sharp alcohols. Bitter-fruity finish.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Yellow body, white head, lacing; Very good elegant nose, lots of aroma without begin explosive, malty with a camphor like yeast aroma; Soft body with a soft carbonation, a little to fat, bitter balanced; Medium long finish, bitter with camphor aromas. Very drinkable.
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Golden with a generous head. Skunky, alcoholic smell. Strong taste with a real kick to it. Can taste oysters, berries, oranges. Smart, bitter finish with coriander and strong alochol flavour. A real delight.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy orangey golden colour topped with a small creamy white foam. Dryish aroma of yeast, oranges, red berries and leather. Soft, fruity and warming flavour of over-riped oranges and dried apricots. Aeomatic finish of orange-peels and leaves.
ALLOVATE (2537) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Next on the Scheldebrouwerij list of must rates, tasted back in October of last year. Into a chalice at just on cold. Cloudy, orange gold with tight, fine bubbles. Head forms off the pour, settles in and then trashes the place with some mucked up, messy lace-work. Nice, gooey, sweet, candied pear nose predominantly with an underlying mix of citric fruits, vinous alcohol and a sprinkling of coriander. The mouth shows a shy lick of candi, pears and sweet oranges on the front quarter before some bitter, tart under-ripe oranges and lavishly overdone notes of raw coriander take hold and ruin everything.Coriander becomes annoying in fact. Its got volatiles of fusel alcohols also evident, a bit harsh, solventy. Finish has said alcohol, a little salt to add to the furore before it goes herbal for the length - which is looonng!!!
The body is fir and full, and it is smooth from go to wo, but wow is that flavour a kick in the nuts. It started off all peachy creamy, then it bit, and it bit hard. (33cL, BB2008, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from crackedkettle.com - hazy golden-amber colour, little white foam; the aroma is perfumy, spicy (curaçao and cloves) and fruity (grapefruit); high carbonated and full-bodied; fruity and bitter finish with notes of spices and alcohol - a very nice beer
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden colour with a fast disappearing white head. Fruity and floral aroma with a light perfume note. Sweet and spicy flavor with a yeasty and dusty finish.
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 2 Feb 2007) Amber colour with huge, but brief, white head. Very spicy nose with a dominant coriander aroma and hints of malt and brown sugar. Spicy taste with distinct coriander notes, hints of Seville orange, curacao and orange peel. Rather malty and dry finish. Very nice and spicy.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled. Sampled at Monks Café, Stockholm.]
Hazy dark golden colour. Sweet fruity nose with a spicy touch. Flavour is sweet and fruity with marmelade notes. Very flavourful and much sweeter than the average tripel.