superspak (2121) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, apricot, grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, apricot, grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/yeast flavor balance and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid tripel style. Good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An enjoyable offering to sip on slowly.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is malty, grainy, fairly sweet, hint of vanilla, yeast. Flavour is malty, bit of candied sugar, yeasty, bit of vanilla.
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The taste of too much candi sugar and some straw, way too sweet for me. Fine white head though. Bottle best by date 31 3 2012...might explain the sweetness....
deanso (4495) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin white head. Hazy blond pour. Sweet taste. Very nice.
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy dark golden, off white head. Rather sweet, raisins, some vanilla. almost like a desert wine.
Vaiz (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, spicy and with more fruits. Flavor is sweet, sugary, yeasty and quite some unfermented sugars. Smooth and well drinkable but a little too sweet.
jmgreenuk (3252) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the De Molen July 2nd Tuesday tasting. Poured a clear rich amber with a bubbly white head and lots of carbonation. The aroma is sweet and yeasty. The flavour medium sweet, with caramel, toffee and a zesty, bubbly palate. There is a little liquorice bitterness in the finish.
dEnk (3371) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is dry fruity notes, some candy sugar. Flavour is quite sweet with caramel and some fruits. Okay I guess.
cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy straw golden yellow with a big white frothy head. Aroma is hay, sweet candi sugar and honey. Taste is somewhat grainy and well carbed. A slightly on the sweet side with a nice dry palate wipe.
EithCubes (4571) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, very fresh, corked and caged. Nose sweet with honey pale malt and a wallop of sweet candis, some orange peel and spice. Some vanilla and a really airy quality about it at times, some mineral and fruit, but more playing up that candi. Pours orange-golden with a scant white head. Medium body, light bitterness with probably a touch too much sweetness, aftertaste is an herbal-spicy load that isn’t aggressive or hot or prickly, but herbal-spicy nonetheless. Honey and yeast. Alcohol well-integrated, a little oily and flattish. For its odd choices, is still spritely and gregarious, and still packs the cheerful sunshine.