elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Triple Ale 10/30/09 (bomber. Got to admit, this bottle looks handsome: a Belgian-style corked finish bomber, with a deep forest green label. Pours perfectly gold, medium in carbonation. Aroma is grainy, with strong yeast notes and some like herbal hops. Flavor is hay, grain, light fruit, and spices. Balance is ok, finish is a bit sharp and spicy, but not out of style for a Triple. Overall, this is not a poorly crafted Triple – I would even venture to say it reminded me of a cross between Duvel and Westmalle Triple. That said, I didn’t find a whole lot in this beer to write home about.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the U.S. launch dinner at Belga Cafe with brewer Xavier Vanneste and the Belgian ambassador to the U.S. Deep dark golden color, clear, with large white head, good staying power and excellent lacing. Aroma of malt and black pepper. Large malt taste, some notes of citrus and a slightly bitter finish. More full bodied than most tripels.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad blonde tripple. This beer is better than the Zot brewed by Halve Maan. It has a nice citrus nose with spice and maybe honey (but may just a sweetness in the malt). The beer has a good hop finish. Not bad for a blonde (not my favorite style)
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Clear amber coloured with a huge off white head.
Sweet aroma of honey, spices, caramel and citrus peel with notes of yeast.
Flavour of caramel, spices, yeast and orange peel with notes of hops, alcohol metal.
Hoppy and spicy finish.
A bit perfumed.
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange colour with a good size lasting head and good carbonation.
Aroma is very strong of oranges and a few other fruits, but the orange is very much there. It is however a nice orange smell, not too overpowering, but powerfull nonetheless.
Taste also has the oranges there but also some spices and malts there too, good flavour.
altonbrownd (4471) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Golden amber body with slight head. Sweet and malty nose with honey notes. Taste of malt, some spices and then sweetish towards the end.
mixos (147) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really love this tripel bier. Very nice light amber-yellow color. Big thick head with medium duration. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, caramel, spicy. Taste is malty, yeasty, frutiy (orange, lemon) and some spicy. Sweet long lasting aftertaste with some hints of hop-herbals. Medium body, nice palate.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at de Halve Maan sat in the courtyard in the late morning sunshine.
A rather inviting orange amber colour with a frothy white head and lots of condition. Strong yeast and marzipan aroma with a little raw alcohol. Similar flavour with a slight fishy note that I am struggling to explain and a sweet, very fruity finish with again, obvious alcohol. Not too bad I guess but the quality of day and the setting deserve something better. Time to move on.
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy orange coloured little sparkling body with a white head a spicy fruity malty aroma a spicy fruity malty taste with a little alcholic bitter finish
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy orange coloured brew back in Brugge. With an an fruity and spicy taste and sweet bitter finish.