jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle drank from a tulip...Pours much darker than the regular version, murky dark gold with a nice head...Yeast is prominent on the nose, the backbone. There is also a very vinous quality, dry white wine, grapes, smooth with a hint of spice. Takes the regular version and just improves it...The taste is equally nice, a little smooth bourbon, yeast, coriander, apples, spices, so incredibly smooth and complex. Not totally what I was expecting off the nose, but really good...This is another awesome De Struise worth trying.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Lord Hobo. Lightly peppery nose coming off of a pale golden amber pour. Spice and oak, but it seems a little bit thin to me.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky Orange glowing pour. Head is thin and dissipates quickly. Aroma is yeast, apricot, candi sugar, tell tale de struise yeast. Mouth feel is prickly, flavor is candi, apricot skin, fruit. Apparently they throw apricot pits into this so it makes sense. Finish is the best part, vinious, rich sweet malt, bread. Damn good.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy, dark orange color with some small visible yeast sediment and a big eggshell-white head that leaves some light lace. Aroma of caramel malts, Belgian yeast, orange peel, alcohol, mild spice, and oak. Flavor of apricots, caramel malts, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, oak, mild spices, and corn syrup. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty, sugary mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Alcohol can’t really be felt in the mouth until the aftertaste. Sweet, unique tripel.
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl traded bottle of unknown vintage at cellar temp. Left the lees in the bottle. Wow, this is a pretty powerful tripel. Perfectly brewed to form but amped up sweetness, fuller mouthfeel, spice and alcohol heat. It’s an eye-opener!
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Max’s. Hazy orange yellow pour. Belgian cherry aroma with some alcohol. Smooth creamy flavor. Light sweetness, though tons of alcohol. A bit of butter. Meh.
Meilby (6367) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours murky golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel popcorn nose, some big oak. hazy dijon mustard in the glass, nearly absent head. big toffee body saturated in oak. tannic finish.
peermac (58) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deilig juleøl som smaker tydelig av belgisk gjær, god sødme, men kunne hatt lengre ettersmak. Fin øl!
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep amber color pour with a ring of frothy head. Aroma of dark ripe fruit, caramel malt, yeast and a touch of spice. Lightly sweet fruity flavor with nice yeast and spice notes. Very good.