Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, fairly fresh. Pours a crystal clear, standard golden color. A small, smooth, off-white head fades away quickly, leaving just a thin surface ring. There’s virtually no hard lacing to speak of. The aroma is very much like a Belgian tripel, based in blonde candy sugar and cereal grain malt, hinting at lemon, and showing a strong influence of spicy, floral yeast. Chamomile is distinct, though that is not the only herbal element. The sweet grape juice varietals, while not individually identifiable, lend even further sweetness to the tripel base. Flavors follow suit, showing a blend of candy sugar, sweet grain, and white grapes as the base. The grape elements aren’t particularly vinous, but rather, sweet and juicy, with a moderate, acidic edge. Floral spicing is ample and fresh, yet a bit overbearing for my tastes, chamomile leading the charge. Fruity Belgian yeast is unmistakable, sweet and doughy in nature. The palate sports abundant sugar content, coming across syrupy and rather lifeless. Bitter floral hops come out of nowhere to concentrate on the finish. As my reviews will show, I’m not a big tripel fan. This particular brew takes a boring, mundane, overly sweet style and pushes it even further into the realm of a hyper-spiced, doughy, candy-sweet tripel. Not my thing at all.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Not much a fan of this. Smells almost like a Heineken. Flavor is too sweet, too much residual sweetness, not a fan of the super doughy yeast either, big grassy stinky hops, the grapes definitely seem to add a sour quality that is off-putting. Not for me.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Sweet fruits and yeast in the nose with a whiff of tartness. Medium-bodied, sweet fruit, fairly spicy with a distinct tart and yeasty edge. A very strange and inharmonious beer. 141210
SirLimpsalot (1910) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smell: Very diskreet but some citrus in there.
Taste: Very fresh, spices, a bit strong on the alcohol. Belgian style shines through. A bit too much after a while
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very sour and yeasty with fruit and malted barley. The appearance is orange gold with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a sour corn finish. The palate is smooth but average. Overall not one of my favorites but then again I don’t really dig the sour beer thing. However it does get better as it warms.
Benzai (6267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear yellow color, average sized vast whie head. Smell a bit sour and also some berries. Taste some sourness as well. Average mouthfeel, medium body.
Koelschtrinker (9873) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Süßer Kaufummiantrunk zu dem später Fruchtnoten hinzukommen. Minimale Säure, weiterhin, wenn nun auch geringer, Kaugummi. Zu süß, zu künstlich. 9/8/8/8//8
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Rattle n’ Hum. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with very little head. Scent is Belgian yeast with sweetness evident. Some grapes, light fruit on the nose. Taste is semi sour, oak, slight bitterness, light fruit. Flat. Drinkable.
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tunn doft. Enkel ale. Blommig smak. Bra kropp. Mycket fyllig. Druvorna ock kamomillen kan anas. Bra balans. För att inte säga mycket bra balans. Frisk
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On paper, this beer sounds pretty awesome - however, something like this requires nuance and subtlety, which are two things this brewer simply does not do well - cloudy gold with a saffron-ish tint - headless - aroma is heavy on the white grape/wine component, but with a hefty dose of yeast and phenols, herbal tea-like character - relatively inviting despite being a bit clumsy - pretty much everything in the flavor is overdone - the chamomile is overuse and generates an unwelcome bitterness - grape is fairly potent, but tastes kind of like cheap wine (the alcohol burn in the finish does not help this) - light phenols - overdone herbal bitterness in the finish, tasting a bit like a mouthful of yarrow - dry finish - too much of too many things.