NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 version. Amber colored brew. Malty, sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet, sugar, malty, applesirup, dark fruits, spicy. Nice.
pivnizub (9296) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (LCRBM08): A bit unclear, golden with a small head; sweet-malt and fruits in the nose with a little tinge of alcohol, some hops are also detectable; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; sweet, lingering spicy-hoppy finish. Good, well rounded brew.......
Ungstrup (30390) - 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 (6901) - 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 (326) - 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 (2550) - 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 (6988) - 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 (8550) - 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 (11784) - 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.