JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, towering yellowish head over veiled, very carbonated orange beer. Strong citrussy nose, spicy and yeasty aromas, smelling young. Bitter, resiny, rather harsh hoppy flavour. Orange rind, spicy background, some bitter orange liqueur. Feels indeed overcarbonated. Palate is again citrus/orange, but the CO≤ is too pervading by half. It has the merit of being original, but I wonder if they knew in what direction they were heading.
altonbrownd (4500) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is hoppy, sweet not so really a Tripel. But lots of hops in there the flavour has many more malts and sweet and caramel. Very interesting combination. Well done.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dk why an american brewer has to import thier beers. At least it doesnít cost as much as evil twin or mikkeller.
The pours is confusing. Not the prettiest tripel for sure.
The smell is pears, paper, and honey.
Taste is cloying and sweet. Nothing like a tripel. Spiced, pear, sweetness. Soy sauce finish. No hops to be found.
Wtf is this?
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold. Bubble gum and banana-clove. Mild - a bit too much so - with just a bit of a hop overtone. Meh.
Pedro_Tallieu (56) - Deinze, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Orange body, slightly clouded. Itís hard to recognize something in the aroma, I smelled some smoke in it. The taste is a good mixture of bitterness and sweet. Not bad, but i expected more from this beer.
kramer (4377) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is slightly sweet with a nice light hoppiness, some nice triple yeast fruitiness, and just a hint of alcohol. The flavor is a touch sweet, but not bad, with a fairly thick maltiness. The hops are a little subdued and express themselves mostly on the finish, lingering nicely. Iím not the biggest fan of triples as a rule, but this is pretty enjoyable. Fairly full bodied and chewy with moderate fizzy active carbonation. The alcohol comes out a bit on the warming finish. Pretty nice for a style thatís not a favorite.
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29.04.2012 on tap @ ZBF 2012.
Hazy darkgolden to orange color, with a white head.
Aroma citrus, fruits, bit herbal notes, sweet.
Taste fresh hops, yeast, fruits, bitterness.
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle
As things get too hot to even think about dipping into the stouts and barleywines I turned to the lighter beers in the cellar. That included a couple of bottles from Stillwater. This one is a good start that has me expecting great things from the others.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden carbonated body is very exciteable which results in a huge billowing white head. Once it settles the base takes on the appearance of a bronze champagne. Honey mustard, almonds, wet earth, and floral springtime notes warm up the air.
Flavor / Palate - The rosy mouthfeel is warm and inviting. Herbal green tea, lemons, and hay transition to a finish that is strong. If there is a weakness it comes with the overcarbonated texture that distracts from an otherwise excellent release. Still, if this is fresh give it a look.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A razor sharp hoppy Belgian blonde ale. Aggressive but fun. I like
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately 2 months after purchase
The look: Cloudy dirty blonde by topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is citric and grassy hops and phenolic notes. Very little of the fruity yeast esters that I usually get in the triples. Taste has a doughy malt/yeast foundation, bready, coriander notes, bubblegum, then plenty of hops with a character that is spicy, citric, grassy and very minty. Finish is relatively dry, razor sharp bitterness and alcohol bite. Taste is overall very sharp, this is a beer that attacks the palate with sharp needles and sand paper. Certainly not traditional as far as triples are concerned, but pretty damn good even if a little too sharp and aggressive for its own good. Another beer I could drink on a daily basis, and let me tell you that itís not easy to be a normal person living in a society where 99.99% of people are light drinkers.
BoBoChamp (4722) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/bitter and slightly floral/sweet, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew