nickd717 (3464) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tsjeeses, this is a good beer - even better than Tsjeeses. Then again, does -bal aging ever fail? Rarely it seems. 33cl bottle came from De Bier Tempel Brugge in the July of 2009.
Pours a mostly clear orangish-amber color with a nicely formed off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma is really awesome with a lot going on. Caramel, toffee, sweet apple, spice, and vanilla, with no one flavor too dominant over the rest.
Flavor is also very nice and balanced. Caramel and toffee malt notes, with Belgian yeast, sweet candy apples, cinnamon and other spices, banana/fruity esters, oak, and vanilla.
Very smooth mouthfeel with medium-full bodied and an appropriate carbonation level.
Overall, this one is a real winner. Really enjoyable.
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Explosive cloudy dark orange pour with a fluffy beige head. Sour, woody aromas with hints of apple, cinammon, caramel and heather. Flavours of toffee, caramel, citrus, candied peel, malts. Very, full on warming alcohol. This is certainly warming the parts other beers don’t normally reach! Very nice sweet, spicy throat massage finish.
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gift from my Secret Santa Winter 2010. AWESOME! Pours a perfect yeasty brownish gold from the bottle - plenty of sediment through and through. Nose is thick with beautiful yeast (custard, apple sauce, cinnamon). Flavor is quite deep: leather, mulled apple, cinnamon, dark flowers, a great Tripel character and nice, moldy, mellowed wine wood. Nice.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange red coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices and marzipan with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices, yeast, oak, marzipan and alcohol. Spicy and warming alcoholic finish.
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and sour notes in the aroma; as a concentrated hoegaarden (good).
Thick(!) unexpected for tripple.
Fantastic balance, alcohol hidden, sweet and sour, not bitter or alcoholic.
Very nice. Wintery thick, yet fresh.
Purchased in Ølbutikken.
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 25 cl.Pours amber orange with floaters.Aroma of spice ,yeast and herbs.Flavor is beef-stock with a lot of malt and sweet and sour notes.Some alcohol warmth.Medium body , soft carbonation.Nice beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by chriso sampled on 3/6/10: Pours a hazy deep bronze orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet complex dark caramel and brown sugar with some black cherry. Starts with good rich caramely and toffee complexity with some nice fruity esters and oak before a full, slightly warming finish. Very complex, balanced and enjoyable.
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle sampled at the DC Local tasting. Pours a cloudy, orange amber with a creamy white head. Boozy aroma, banana, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, boozy, candy, honey. I don’t get any oak in either the nose or the flavor. Full bodied with a lasting sweetness.
kappldav123 (4708) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle looks great as well as the beer in the glass. Orange-brown, a bit cloudy, nice head. Starts strong but not alcoholic. Very spicy from the beginning with notes of christmas spices, cinnamon, nuts and ginger snap. Also fruity notes of raisins. Very well balanced warming finish. An awesome brew!
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, thanks chriso. Cloudy apple juice body, medium, persistent off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, Bourbon, strawberry, light vinous, caramel. Medium body.