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.
Garlic_of_Doom (518) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky orange with a small white head.
Aroma is sweet, sugary, fresh, slightly yeasty with slight vanilla.
Taste is above but with evident hop bitterness, followed by bourbon and wood at the end.
Full bodied with low and soft carbonation, smooth and too easy to drink.
Nicolas_M (46) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I probably said that for lots of beer, but the first aroma remind me of cheese.
Not a big fan of bourbon, so not a fan of the beer even is the taste is not as strong as the one found in bourbon.
Aftertaste is mainly the 10% of alcohol.
Again, not a bad beer, but definitely not the kind I would recommend ’cause not my type.
hawthorne00 (2634) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Amber with an off white head. Aroma of oranges, apricots, toffee, bubblegum, vanilla, a little smoke (these 3 are bourbon, right?), spiced bread. Manages to be creamy textured despite almost being stickily sweet. Fruitcake batter, oranges, dark sugars. Layers of caramelised fruit lightened by oranges and spices. Not quite as vibrantly fruity as the normal version but very lovely with the bourbon barrel not trampling on the show. Dangerously cheerful.
Ulysse (241) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subtle aroma of hazelnut. In the mouth: hazelnut. Creamy texture. Alcohol is dominant. Not my favorite struise.
florent.janssens (176) - - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arôme de bourbon. elle as moins de gout que les autres struise. bien cremeuse en bouche. On goûte (trop) fort l’alcool en fin
angelkostvo (757) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange colour, big off white head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, orange, raisins, candy sugar. Taste is medium sweet, slightly tart. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Nice
Jeroenhensen (225) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een mooi belgische bier gedronken in Breda bij zeezicht. Het bier slaat snel dood, maar heeft toch een lekkere sterke kruidige kerst bier smaak, die door de bourbon goed drinkbaar is en lekker zacht is.
Humlehode (138) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden, white, fluffy head. Weak aroma. Semi-dry. Taste of caramel, chocolate, bread crumb. Quite oaky, especially the after taste. Slightly astringent.
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k0mpsa (1469) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Almost clear copper color and white head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, raisins, spices and barrels. Full tasty body, sweet spices, barrels and hint of bourbon.
markoijelena (784) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l at the 1st Tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia.Thanks to Alberto.Pour it dark amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma pf caramel, sweet red fruits, bourbon smokey on the end.All together better than port barrel reserva.Good one