Benzai (7316) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy yellow-orange color, huge active a bit soapy white head that lasts for quite awhile. Smell malts, lightly some metallic bitterness, yeast and leaves. Taste malts, a bit too much CO2, some bitterness, slightly leaves, slightly earthy, a hint of raisin and nuts as well. Interesting combination of flavors, but it doesnít really please me. Absolutely a decent Belgian Strong Ale, but far from being top of the notch. A bit too highly carbonated, body is ok.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Uber. Pours clear golden with no head. Smell is sweet honey, hay. Taste is barnyard and earthy sweetness, grainy finish. Very good beer.
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy dark orange-amber with a short white head. Soft aroma of powdered candy, kiwi-guava-cantaloupe, yeast, and dough. Also a touch of hops. Light-med fruity sweet flavor. Medium body, very creamy texture, good carbonation, and a light bitter, dry, yeasty finish.
JorisPPattyn (7815) - 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 (3756) - 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 (7001) - 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 (1298) - 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 (4866) - 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 (2408) - 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.