Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A fruity and surprisingly dry strong Belgian blond ale with a bit too much phenols and plastic.
How: Bottle 750ml, almost one year old, bottle sent to me by nicks6217, thanks Nick
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a large white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is very phenolic with typical blond Belgian ale fruity esters piercing through. Taste is like chewing on a soft piece plastic, some oak, banana peels, fruit salad, more plastic, honey, dried light color fruits, bubblegum, acetone sensation, whip cream, tropical fruit hops. Finish is quite dry that the after-taste has alcohol warmth and plastic. Not sure what happened here, some good things going on in this beer but that plastic taste just didn’t go away even after letting the beer breathe for a while. And to think I traded for that boring beer, honestly I’m starting to think that looking at the ratebeer trade forum is the biggest waste of time of all the things I have ever done 54 times today.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bruery Provisions in 2011. Aroma and flavor of light straw, Belgian yeast, light sugar, and some Citra characteristics. Palate was moderate mouthfeel and very smooth from start to finish. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
johnnnniee (2456) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with an impressive bone white head that persists forever and leaves lots of lace. Spicy and fruity aroma with a hint of bourbon and oak. Pepper, sweet candy sugars, light sweet fruit, pepper its all there. The flavor is sweeter than I expected with lots of sweet fruits and malts with a bit of caramel in there for fun. Some vanilla and bourbon oak midway through and a hit of alcohol right at the end into a fairly dry finish that does leave a bit of sweetness on the palette. Medium body with a high level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice tripel, I quite enjoyed this one.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Poured cloudy peach with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up fairly sweet lighter fruits, green apple, and honey, with warm undertones.. light cloves, Orange zest, and white vinous notes around.. came across a bit too big and sugary. The flavor opened with warm honey, with blended fruity meat behind.. black pepper and a whole lot of oak and orangey Citra influence throughout.. spicy, warm, oaky, and bitter on the long, belly-warming finish.. I really dug the Citra with the oak, but it wasn’t my ideal style for the combo. Heavier-bodied with a smooth flow through the palate.. again too hoppy for the style, but that’s a personal preference thing.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
transparent gold, thin large bubbled white head. Nose is yeasty, lotion, honey. Flavor is banana, more lotion and yeast, thick and sticky.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sugary nose with a touch of golden fruit. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter, phenolic, very peppery and estery, messy and slightly vegetal. More of GT’s thing.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Bready apricot and nectar fruit with soapy oxidation. Medium cloying palate. Really awful for the style.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin: Pours a pale bright golden bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh pale malty nose with some biscuity notes and light fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and effervescent carbonation with some peppery clove spice and herbal hop bitterness before a drier, slightly warming finish. Well-balanced, but could be a little subtler.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to MrChopin. Low haze gold. Nose is sticky malt. Apples. Taste is mild alcohol, yellow apple, cinnamon. Palate is thinner, tangy, yellow apple. Typical cidery off flavors for style.
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks MrChopin. Small white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, some straw. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, some melon/strawberry. Medium body, light acidity.