Jerre (2793) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 75 cl. (Bought @ Vanden Bussche, Waregem)
Hazy amber with great off-white head. Medium to full body.
Taste sweet, spices, very dry, alcoholic, complex (fruits), also wood notes.
MrGGen (316) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore arancio-ambrato un pÚ velato e schiuma bianca e spumosa. Líaroma Ť fruttato,accento di vaniglia, legno, spezie. Il gusto Ť morbido e asciutto ben bilanciato. con sentori di spezie, morbido con sentori di frutta. Finale secco e con líamaro del luppolo.Buona.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle (best before: 12/2012), tulip glass.
Pours a rather bubbly cloudy orange, with a white head and some visible sediment.
Smells of candi sugar, spice, bourbon and a hint of citrus.
Tastes of spiced oranges and caramel malt.
Creamy and full-bodied; finishes wet.
A beautiful and complex beer.
olliejobbins (1260) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013, 330ml bottle bought from Vanuxeem. After having tried this, Iím so irritated that I didnít buy a whole damn crate! Unfortunately it was a serious gusher (wahey). for some inexplicable reason, I decided to make this the first beer I have opened in my living room in about 3 years. so it was inevitable that it would absolutely coat my carpet in what I assumed was about 3/4 of the contents. but fortunately I only lost about 50ml. but that 50ml made one hell of a mess. i was even more upset after my first sip. this stuff is bloody fantastic. aroma is caramel, booze toffee, molasses, yeast and spices. taste is superb. silky smooth, sticky caramel and toffee. finishes with a bit of smokiness/spice which i assume is from the oak barrels. it is just so smooth. next year Iíll be buying a crate.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At May Ratebeer London Gathering at Chris Oís. Hazy caramel colour with a small white head. Sweet fruity alcoholic aroma with some glue (Thanks for that prompt, Chris). The aroma scores a rare 10. Sweet caramel taste, quite fizzy, and leading into a sour, bitter finish with orange peel. My top beer of the Gathering: a wonderful experience. Iím privileged to have tried it.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Oi Oi Saveloy tasting at Chris Oís.
The fifth bottle I have tried of this and although I do feel it varies a little they have all been stunning, but I wouldnít expect anything less.
Semi hazy orange amber colour with a thin wisp of head and lots of legs.
The aroma is absolutely amazing. Slight wood, stunning vanilla, lovely alcohol, creamy caramel, barley sugar, incredible fruit and just an abundance of complexity. The balance is nothing short of perfect, there is so much going on but nothing jumps out at you. An easy 10.
The flavour follows on well. There is some utterly incredible sourness from the wood. Very delicate but perfect. Amazing alcohol that gives such warmth and a wonderful glow on the way down. Again itís just perfectly balanced. Yet more genius from Struise.
The mouthfeel is perfect. The dryness is stunning. I could quite happily make myself very messy on this.
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank this brew a couple of times! Once on tap at the Waregem beerfest (08), and also at the Struise farm from a 75cl bottle. Both tastings had a hazy orange/apricot color. From the tap though, the head just exploded with a superb creamy head that settles into a thin layer. The bottled was a little more restrained than on tap. The aroma was absolutely stunning with hints of oak, refreshing butter, honey, vanilla, and loads of mango and apricot; alcohol was well hidden for 10%abv. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. The taste had chewy fruit notes with a malty character along with a touch of vanilla and oak; what an amazing complex brew. You would never know that this was 10%; I had no trouble polishing off this beer. Gotta love this Tripel!! Another great brew from the crew at Struise.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, pours dark orange with red hints, frothy off white head, some sediment. Aromas are huge, slight lambic barnyard, light citris notes, and candy sugar. Oh my.........this is heaven in a glass, the mouth is perfect. Subtle with a light carbonation. There is a definate wood flavor but itís mellow, lots of sweet flavors, peach, white grape, some sugar, and a slight bitter orange in the lingering finish. This is a treat.
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brilliant Kev and Hannah, who bought it on their holiday to Bruges. Blinding beer. Absolutely blinding. Soft mouthfeel, but fizzy too. The balance is perfect, sweet, slightly tart, full flavoured, but not harsh. Magnificent.
ChrisSc (377) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at the brewery into snifter.
White puffy white head golden orange caramel color.
Aroma: spicy, wheat, yeasty, rye.
Taste: sweet dry
Palate: velvety and creamy full body, long finish
Overall incredible texture and body.