Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet with notes of spices and oranges. The flavor is sweet mlaty with strong notes of spices as well as some nice acidity, and alcohol making the body thick, leading to a dry spicy finish.
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 20 Sep 2008) Dark amber colour, cloudy, with brief head. Fruity, malty nose with dried apricots, orange peel and a hint of yeast. Full malty taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, orange and a spicy finish with hints of clove. Lots of flavours, full bodied and warming. A touch of alcohol gives it a decent bite. Powerful and warming beer.
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Hazy golden/red apperance with a white head.
Aroma: Spices, Orange, Coriander, Cinnamon.
Flavor: Citric notes esp orange, Spices, Caramel, Fruit. Very nice!
Palate: Sweet and complex with some bitterness and alcoholbite at the end. A very nice beer for those cold winter-evenings. Mesa likes!
hirigalzkar (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Stockolm Beer Festival 2008. Hazy appearance. Not a typical xmas beer. More like a usual belgian blonde with some spices added. Well made.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from the bottle at the Kulminator in Antwerp. Golden cloudy in color with a white top. Nice fruit sweetness with citrus and honey. Full rich body and very smooth on the palate. Long finish of course. Great beer.
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ulfborg RB tasting. Thanks to fonefan and brugmansia for sharing this beauty. Similar to the Tsjeeses Reserva but is more fruity. That means lots of spices like coriander in aroma and flavour along with a very fruity background. Its great.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This sweet and spicy Tripel delights with its multifaceted dried fruitiness, its soft roundness and its doughy yeastiness, taking a creative and luxurious stance I’d like to witness more often in the style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the orange-tinged golden.
-Alcohol is quite subtle in the flavor profile.
-A touch of herbal hops graces the background.
-Spiciness and grain bill are harmonious.
-Orange peel allusions are important.
Bottle; best before October 2010.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a big and lasting white head. Complex yeast aroma, filled with spice notes, especially vanilla and cinnamon, and lemon and orange.
Very dry with the same complex spice flavour. As is the case with Pannepot, this beats the Reserva version any day.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home to celebrate beer #999. First off, a massive thanks to ygtbsm94 for this brew. Pours a dark amber cloudy with a quite bubbly off-white head that lasts well and laces a bit. Nose is spicy and tangy, not without a hint of orange, cherries and cinnamon. Little bit of alcohol and quite a bit of berry character too. Slightly lemony, with a constant spice play. Mouth is lemony and warm with an initial hop attack, but balancing out to a nice, slightly sweet, mellow, with lots of spicy fruits. Present throughout is a bit of a spirit burn, but as this makes its way to the palate, it too mellows and plays a warm glow all the way down to my belly! Lots of cinnamon, almost some eucalyptus, soft and very sippable. Tsjeeses, this is a fantastic beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2008. This had a bit of oxidation to it, but still was a nice brew. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Citrus notes give a crisp and tangy character, mild oxidation melds with a woody/earthy finish. The spices seem to mesh well with the malts.