VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: 330mL brown bottle, served in an 5 Rabbit Cervecería tulip.
Appearance: Deep, cloudy, dark yellow color. It develops a thick, two finger white head and leaves lots of lacing that sticks to the whole glass and slowly slides away.
Smell: It has a burning fruity alcohol scent.
Taste: The malt sweetness is dominant. There are some herbal, spicy notes in the background and a good alcohol kick at the end that reminds you this is packing an 8% ABV.
Mouthfeel: There’s a fair amount of carbonation. It feels creamy and smooth on the palate, even a bit refreshing.
Overall: A very interesting beer all the way through. Despite the high ABV it remains mellow and balanced, which makes for a very good experience. No wonder this is one of the best rated Tripels out there.
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, golden pour with a frothy head. Mild aroma of hops, fruit and something floral. Taste is similar, with a complex but mild mix of citrus, perhaps peach, a little hops, and just enough caramel malt to balance it. I was afraid this would blast my taste buds with too much of everything, especially yeast and spice, but it is very, very well executed.
GuideDogSaint (480) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, spice and bread. Sweet finish.
tonypreto (115) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle poured into chalice. Great light sweet fruity aroma. Pours a great hazy Amber yellow gold with a frothy off white head that stays around with great lacing. Tastes very smooth with some fruity notes a slight sourness that is pleasant and just the perfect amount of bitterness at the finish.
hopwine (383) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is floral, honey, pear. Flavor is same plus some clove, overripe pineapple, red apple, butterscotch, mild herbaceous quality.
davidtjm (568) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is gold, aroma is sweet fruity. Taste is sweet, apricot, fruity, malty balanced, finish is sweet with gentle bitterness. Very nice
rondphoto (2272) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy medium amber with a very long-lasting 1/2" white head, full lace cover. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Taste is sweet and sour malt that moves cleanly through the palate to a floral hopped swallow. Then things get interesting: as the hops fade, more and more lightly spiced sweet toffee blooms for a very satisfying finish. An exceptional brew.
lukin (495) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Hazy gold colour and huge lively head. Fruity malts, pear, honey, light spices. Well-hidden alcohol. Very nice.
Hammy78 (769) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a St. Bernardus sample pack. Very active as soon as I opened it, pours Amber/ gold with a massive white fluffy head, sheets of cascading lace. Nose is A-typical for the style, sweet, spice, Nobel hops. Tastes light, sweet, the bitterness is light, but the hops stay with you.
ametras (499) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Golden yellow with a foamy white head. Slight haze. Flavors are cereals, wheat, yeast, honey, caramel, apricot, pear and citrus with herbal and spicy notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture.
Freaky_tiki (633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours into the glass in a blaze of thunder & foam. Forgot I had this in the fridge. This is a delicious brew. Complex & enjoyable. I’m getting a hit of spice on the front end, with a rush candy & dried fruit through the middle & a finish that is a washout of brisk carbonation. Awesome.