nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
3oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2016 pours a clear gold with some white head. Nose has honey and yeast and candy sugar, light spice. Flavor is candy sweet, honey, mild spice, mild booze, a little tropical fruit. Sweet finish. Just sweet.
Icedwarf (1272) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Troebel donkergeel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet, bitter hoppig en fruitig, iets van citrus, ananas. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen.
mutz (911) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goudgeel, kraag verdwijnt snel tot een randje. Ruikt moutig, lichtzuur, honing. Smaakimpressie : gist, beetje boerderij , vrij zoet. Smaakt ook een beetje dun.
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Hotel Van Belle, Brussels 14/5-15. Bottle from local minimarket. Yeasty and fruity with spicy notes. Body is medium.
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 8, 2015. Bottle at home, best before july 28, 2016. Received in a trade with koplamp, thanks!
Hazy yellow with a large quite creamy and slowly dissipating white head. Aroma is peach, apricots, floral, hints of almond and grass. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, some alcohol notes. Finish is sweet fruity with peach, pear, quote dry grassy, floral and nutty bitterness, quite dry, some alcohol notes as well. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Decent, fruity, floral, a bit too sharp finish, somewhat unrefined.
s_hartshorne (2635) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle tall boys beer market leeds. Golden ok head. Citrus aroma taste citrus spicy malts good hoppy bitter finish. Ok body. Decent.
markextrae (3895) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
backlog. deep golden pour slight hazy with a white head. crisp malts, citrus, orange and lemon zest. slight spice yeast. weak bodied for the abv
jackafholmes (1000) - - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from turners, Sheffield. Hazy orange. Aroma is zesty and peppery. Taste is spicy and mild. Full body and foamy Prickly carbonation. Quite nice, unlike any other tripel I’ve tasted though.
GSAP (693) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Bier Festival Tegelen Sep-2015
Korte notities: Bloemetjes, honing, suikerwerk in aroma en smaak. Licht chemisch maar wel positief.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Third (and allegedly last) version of this beer. Bottle from Fontana in Sint-Niklaas. Thick, cobweb-lacing, moussy, egg-white head over a clear, pure golden blonde coloured beer with minuscule yeast bits floating. Fragrant aroma of lemon blossom, green tea, limoncello, freshly cut nettles, biscuit, fresh pineapple, baker’s yeast, white bread, unripe pear, banana-flavoured bubblegum, hints of freshly toasted bread, soapy starfruit, raw potato, gin and freshly cut grass. Crisp taste, fairly clean for a Belgian tripel but unable to hide its banana-like Belgian yeastiness (isoamylacetate), some bubblegum even, sweet with gooseberry and pineapple sourisness, fairly strong carbonation, supple and lean mouthfeel, nice bready and lightly biscuity malty backbone, malt sweet finish balanced with grassy and lightly spicy hops but not really bitter enough to eradicate the banana sweetness; some wodka-like alcohol as well, as a warming glow after swallowing without becoming too astringent (though it still could have been better hidden even for this style). Clean, crisp tripel, technically well made with interesting fresh herbal qualities and restrained estery fruitiness; just a tad too sweet perhaps, could be better with a dash more hops. Still, this is another accomplished beer from this interesting Flemish brewery. Too bad I missed the second version of it.