marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This clear golden ale poured with a generous off-white head and a sweet fruity aroma. It has a typical Belgian tripel flavor, which is yeasty, carbonated and spice-laden, with some banana ester. However, there is a harsh element, perhaps from the spices, that makes this brew a bit less pleasant than the top beers of this style.
malrubius (2012) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Hazy orange with head. Very clovey spicy yeasty grassy aroma. Spicy orangy honey sweet vanilla. Sweet. Pretty ok.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour. White head. The nose is light spicy and pleasantly dry. A bit of light wheaty malt and a kiss of clove and light mint. Lean and dry initially but as it warms, it starts to pick up a touch of honeyed sweetness. It’s pretty simple, but it’s well made and quite tasty.
RuneStumo (2326) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27.10.2009, 0,44l Bottle, Beer Palace, Oslo. Golden brown colour with white head servedin a Trappist glass. Aroma is malty with some sweetness. The beer is strong with a very nice bitterness.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Another messy tripel. It seems that aren’t more than maybe 5 people on the planet that can brew this style right. Moderately cloudy with a small foam cap. Banana, clove, and a mild doughy note in the aroma hint at good things to come, but the letdown is inevitable. A weird, half-sweet, very vegetal and astringent flavor presents itself, making the beer very hard to drink. Swing and a miss.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy golden with a white film of head. Odd aroma- some vegetal character and pastry sweetness accompanied by an odd apple-like fruity hint. There’s some plasticy phenols in there as well. Light body with some Belgian pale malt doughy/pastry honeyish sweetness. Not much yeast depth or spiciness that I like to see in the style. Vague and not dry enough.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Clear to hazy orange with a small head. Aroma has banana, clove and the rest of the kitchen sink of spices. A bit of honey and citrus too. Flavor is mostly sweet, banana, leaves and faint spice. Some more honey, a bit bubbly.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear light orange color with a medium sized white head. Lots of carbonation can be seen cominf from the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Smell is light with apples, apricots, and cloves. I also get a bit of wheat and malt in there too. Very slight alcohol smell.
Taste: Nice and sweet. Apples, honey, oranges, and grain Peppery with a slight hop bitterness. You can taste the hops more in the after taste.
Mouthfeel/drinkability: Highly carbonated and light bodied. Very good taste. It opens up a bit more as it warms.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Peter’s tasting, courtesy I think of Trevor. Pours a clear orange with a light white head. Sweet, stone fruit, candy, little bit of hay. Medium bodied, a bit chalky. Dry and lightly bitter.
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice. Notes of dry honey, spice,oranges ,perfume ,raw alcohol. Malty rich sweetness gives a good aura. Very eazy to put away , could be thicker and more full bodied .