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.
ChtiBreizh (222) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light brown with fast vanishing head. Caramel, bourbon, wood cask. Sweet with a dry and light sour finish. A very good siruppy sipper.
mgajdaczewa (958) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
W aromacie cudowna belgijska brzoskwinia, wyraźna pieprzność, pikantność od drożdży, nuty dębiny i bourbonu świetnie się komponują, do pełni szczęścia brakuje wanilin, te są, lecz śladowe. W smaku pełne, słodowe z belgijskim brzoskwiniowym sznytem, drożdzowe nuty pikantne, bourbon, nieco dębiny. Świetne piwo!
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Stadin Panimobaari, Helsinki. Colour is deep orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, candies, dryness, some wood and malts. This is very strange.
matbli (136) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml, very strong gashing - at least 1/4 of the bottle were lost. Pours cloudy dark amber with strong and pillowy white head that remain for a very long time. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, raisin, toast, caramel and wood. High sweetness in foreground dominates the taste, in the background light bitterness with some sourness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied but all in all quite flat for that high abv. Drinkable but I expected more.
Icedwarf (807) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roodbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en krachtig, fruitig abrikoos, en aardbei. Helaas is de Bourbon smaak niet zo mijn ding vandaar de wat lagere rating, echter dit doet niets af aan de kwaliteit van dit bier.
martjoobolut (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle, 2013 vintage (from beergium.com). Pours brown with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, very spicy, and some sour notes with touch of bourbon. Flavor is very sweet, malt, christmas spices, some notes of barrel, but not that much bourbon. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with spices and some notes of alcohol. Overall: very nice brew.
Lele (256) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 29, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Birra memorabile. Il colore è ambrato, dalla schiuma giallognola, fine e persistente. All’aroma si avverte del caramello, liquoroso, speziato, legnoso vecchio. Aroma intenso e che invoglia subito alla bevuta. In bocca da il meglio di sè. Si presentano gli stessi sapori che al naso, con aggiunta di marzapane, fruttato e un leggerissimo amarognolo che chiude in finale e che bilancia bene la birra. Ancora una volta il Struise ha fatto centro!
fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Orange amber color, bright white head. Good strips of lacing and retention to the head.
Nose is bubble gum, candied sugar, spices and faint oak.
Taste is slightly syrupy. Lots of bubble gum and candied sugar. Some coriander, nutmeg, and spice but a pretty straightforward taste. Just some hints of oak and bourbon.
Sweet and sticky. No hint of ABV. Maybe to sticky and sweet for me though.
Beardbeerman (273) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy caramel topped by a finger of creamt tanned head showing great lacing and retention. The nose is spicy with, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, toffee and a hint of bubblegum. The tastes is sweet toffee, earthy hops, ginger, nutty malts, cloves and nutmeg. The brew is full-bodied and has a medium bitterness that sticks around with the spice. Cheers!
Kavu (3011) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ Stadin Panimobaari. Pours hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and fruits. Flavor is malts, yeast, fruits, alcohol and some hops. Great!