Slayer85 (1048) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A very hazy dark golden/orange beer with a medium sized white head that disappears quickly. Peculiar aroma with spicy, fruity and winey notes in a strange way, very difficult to describe. The flavour is overall sweet, with a medium acidity, very high for the style. Again fruity with some citric notes. Some alcohol is felt. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with light bitterness and some sourness. Strange at the beginning, this beer gains after every sip. Good.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sour milk in the nose with a head like a malt shake. not what i expected from a holliday tripple. spicy and sour with oak and tannin. head is strong and textured like cappuchino foam. slight imbalance serve colder than normal
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a light golden color with good head and okay lacing. Aroma was of apples and grapes some grass as we.. Flavor was much the same grass was more then i expected but not overwelming. Good one.
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 For a winter beer, it has a dark golden hazy color. With a thick white foamy head. It stays for a long time. A very beautiful aroma of bitter, sweet, caramel. orange fruit and spices. The taste is mild and complex. There are sweets and there are also spices and fruits, like citrus. A little soure. You don.t taste the 10% alc. A long soft bitter after taste. A very good beer.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to andrew who gave this to me just for expressing my desire to try it.... pours a cloudy orangey brown with a persistent white head that accumulate towards the edges..... tons of bready dough and yeast on the nose accompanied by strong sweet and placticky phenols that does not add to much to it. lightly spiced. aroma didn’t do too much for me.... sweet bready, light citrus and finishes somewhat sour which i’m not quite sure where that came from?..... not too good i’m afraid.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma has spicies, yeast, pepper and alcohol. The flavor is acidly or perhaps sour with pepper, yeast and alcohol. It was a disapointing taste.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of fonefan: Poured a deep dirty beige color ale with a huge foamy head with perfect retention and some great lacing. Aroma of fruity (peach) ester with a spicy peppery yeast. Taste is also a mix between the very nice fruity ester and the peppery yeast with a dry hoppy finish. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Maybe a touch too sweet for my personal tastes but a very good example of the style nonetheless.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled blind at "Better Know a Style: Abbey Tripel" tasting. Hazy orange color with off-white head. I found a slight hoppy aroma that might actually be minty with dough and yeast. Flavor is orange, malt, sweet caramel and alc. Heavily carbonated and light to medium body. Really interesting and nice orange.
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fad. Meget skuffende. Ligner friskpresset æblejuice med et meget lille skumhoved. Masser af overmoden frugt i duften, intet til at tage det let kvalmende væk fra det. Denne går videre i smagen, som også mangler modspil fra både gær alkohol og humle til at komme igennem denne frugt. Heldigvis bliver det bedre efterhånden som de 10 % slår igennem. Det trækker lidt op.
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL. The pour was pale and hazy yellow/golden, sparkling carbonation, nice initial white head, thinning to a thin covering, steady lacing, nothing fancy, though. The aroma was candied apples and grapes, some floral lavendar/spicing aspects, light grass. Flavor followed suit, candied apples and grapes, grass, faint yeasty notes, dry finish, well attenuated. Sweet-sour interplays going on, far from sweet and cloying, dryness and tartness both keeping things a little balanced. A nice strong golden ale, imo.