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.
back (1746) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kobber uklar skum lidt
Slik bonbon vinøs vingummi alc
Bitter lidt sød meget
NordicV (1749) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brunorange lätt disig öl med ett beige livligt skum. Doft och smak av torkad frukt, framförallt russin. Lättare alkoholsötma med dragning t bourbon. En väldigt god öl men just bourbonlagringen märks inte så mycket. Årgång 2013.
arnold931 (1178) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Nose and taste is Belgian spice, candy sugar and dark fruit. Good.
JorgeLee (1611) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Struise shop in Bruges. Brown colour, hints of red. Fizzy but vanishing head. Classic strong Belgian, boozy, dark fruit, spicy. Barrels add some sweetness maybe, hint of tannin. Ageing nicely executed but not really game changing. Certainly not one of those over the top grim oak fests. Decent.
mahamoti (21) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma di uva e barboun. Ambrato carico, corpo pieno, schiuma scarsa in stile. In bocca frutta secca, uva, barboun, calore. Eccellente prodotto.
Achel (326) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy deep orange colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and also has some spices and yeast with wooden hints. Flavour is fruits, spices, wood and quite strong alcoholic notes. When the yeast is poured in, some of the alcohol notes go more mellow.
Hopverdju (342) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
De Vintage 2011 geproefd. Donker amberkleurig bier met weinig schuim. Geur: honing, abrikoos. Smaak: rozijnen, alcoholisch, zoet, lomp. Geen koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: karton.
Frax (47) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bacco. Drink before 8/15/19. Sweet, sugary aroma. Pours a dark amber and maintains a thick, frothy head. Lightly spiced with soft bourbon notes in the finish. Not as in your face as most bourbon ales, really nice.
witthatsbier (483) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head
Aroma is sweet spice clove cinnamon
Taste is sweet with soft fruit spicy
not a beer I really like,
Saeglopur (1573) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, bottled 07/2014.
Copper-orange, hazy body, with a big, frothy, yellowish head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits, berries, some apricots, caramel, marzipan, vanilla, oak, subtle bourbon.
Taste is more on the dry side and quite simple, with oak, dried fruits, caramel, spices, some bourbon, some alcohol.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes quite moderate, medium dry, medium sweet, wooden, a bit spicy.
Very nice. The nose is really lovely, with a dense combination of sweet fruits, sweet malts and the barrel notes. The taste and the finish are a bit underwhelming though, while still not bad. Overall not outstanding maybe, but better than the Port version in my opinion.