BeerBanzai (5) - Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2009 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml. contents and 8.7% ABV availabe at Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo. Medium brown Color, smooth taste, and sweet flavor with fruity aroma, but intoxicated 30-min. later. An abby beer tasted with corriander and orange peer reminds me a sort of zen Buddhism cuisine.
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is mildly spiced and mulled, and the flavour is spiced, mulled and gently vinous. Overall an average Belgian beer.
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Bright blond color with a large white head with large bubbels. Rich aroma of spices, flavor is a bit sweet, fruity and alcohol. Bitter end.
Rune (9366) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at Beer Palace in Oslo. Just a white layer on the surface. Hazy, amber body. Smell of pale malts and sweet, late fruits. Tangible flavour character of candy sweetness, backed by mild spicy hints, and yeasty fruits towards the finish. Medium bodied. Hidden alcohol. Crispy and foamy in the mouth. In danger of getting too sweet, and a rather bad choice as a partner to my Thai-pizza. Alright on its own (13.03.2009).
mike_77 (3942) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright blond colour. Thin, lasting head. Aroma is musty with some hints of grass. Creamy texture. Some alcohol is present in the flavour which is dry and rich in grain overall. Warming, spicy aftertaste.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Smak 09. A foggy yellow golden beer with a mediumsized white head. Predominant spice aroma. Yeast notes, and a sharp scent of fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, kind of apple-fruity, with yeast, spice and alcohol notes. Well-bodied. Finishes with a distinct bitterness.
Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.7%. Golden colour, slightly hazy, pours very fizzy with a huge to moderate head. Strong and pleasant aroma of spices, Belgian yeast and fruit (cider apples, oranges). Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is fairly sweet with notes of spices, white candi sugar, yeast and some fruit, noticeable hops in the finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from the Dovetail. Clean dark gold with a thin but lasting white head. Lots of spice and mashed grain going on. Decent blondie bits underneath... Hmmm... Blondie bits, now THAT’S got my mind racing... Hints of alcohol and a really pleasant sour note in the finish. Developing mineral flavour adds a little interest. Faint tobacco note in the aroma does the same. I’m not a huge tripel fan to be honest but this is better than plenty I have tried.
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange, small head. Nose is strong of apples- almost like a hard cider. Taste could be as well- not as sweet as the smell, but still very cidery. Medium carbonation. Gradaully taste goes to bitter and a light dry finish. Unique of the tripels i have tried.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with large off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with ripe fruits, caramel and yeasty notes. Somewhat dry finish.