Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dulled golden body, fading white cover. A bit of powder sugar obstructs this yeasty, alcoholic, floral beer that indeed feels like a triple. It develops a competent bitterness, but remains quite sweet even so. Heavily herbal, kinda astringent. Vanilla tones show up amidst the floweriness. Higher alcohols and phenols also derivate from this exaggerating yeast strain. A witbier meets a tripel really. Solid foundations, but weird accessories.
FatPhil (9507) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Amber, thin head. Slight dishwater and soap aroma. Taste is hugely bitter, and sticks on the tongue and palate. A bit alcoholic.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color; frothy big head. Strong aroma, dry malt, some spices, young wood. Quite strong body structure. Some malt taste, vegetables. Too much bitterness. Not very professional.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Fruity and phenolic aroma with vanilla and tobacco-like hops. Malty bittersweet and spicy flavor with herbal hops, orange and some warming alcohols.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with a white head. Fruity spicy malty aroma. Sweet malty fruity and spicy flavor with some yeasty hints. Sweet malty warming finish.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
30cl bottle at my place of choice to watch the football. Nice cloudy amber appearance with a decent off white head. Spicy alcohol nose with a little milky malt. Lovely hoppy hit in the flavour with some sweet grapefruit notes and a very crisp hoppy finish. Very carbed and slightly sticky palate. Overall a reasonably enjoyable spicy tripel.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange colour with a white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with a light yeasty note. Fruity and hoppy flavor with a light dry and yeasty finish.
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden coloured with a white head.
Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices.
Flavour of fruits, spices and yeast with notes of alcohol and hops.
Bov (9683) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from crackedkettle.com - hazy dark orange colour with particules floating within; nice little and stable white-beige head; estery nose; aroma of peaches and lichies, dusty and yeasty notes; creamy mouthfeel, rather high carbonation, sweet and sour with a fair dry bitterness; the finish is sourish with long notes of orange peel
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Pale orange colour with huge, firm, white head leaving lots of lacing. Fruity nose with notes of lemon peel, orange, apricots and hints of coriander. Fruity taste with orange, grapefruit and a spicy, dry finish with a nice, harsh, hoppy bitterness. Lots of spices and hops coming through after a while. Nice and tasty brew.