pinkie (457) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours hazy and a light golden color with a faint orange hue. There is steady stream of bubbles rising up through the middle. The head is delicate, white and creamy and fell to a film and a ring of loose bubbles.
The nose is deeply rich and sweet. At first you can smell a strong bit of yeast but then the fruits take over. Pear, apple skin and a tart apricot. There is plenty of earth in this nose and spices that make it woody and deep. Candi sugar and sweet soft bread. Gentle clove and orange with a sweet green grape as it warms.
Taste is very rich as the fruits and the rich sweet bread combine on the palate with a surprising and welcome light tartness from citrus. The spice brings a depth to the drink that is earthy and woody and adds clove & coriander. Honey. There was no alcohol on the nose but there is a bit of warmth and that’s terrific as this is a big beer at 10.5 %.
This beer was brimming and overflowing with succulence from fruit flavors and a sweet deep malt that stayed soft. The mouthfeel is creamy and the carbonation provides a slight tickle. It finishes dry . Hops are flowery and and it develops a little pepper in the finish too.
BrewBoxer (1881) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a a bright orange tan color> head fades and remains on the edges. Taste is sweet, boozy and sugary. Nothing great but its got a lot of flavor
superspak (2419) - 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 (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - 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 (5029) - 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 (1545) - 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 (3266) - 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 (4022) - 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 (3682) - 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.