thornecb (4422) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. Fluffy white head with medium retention leaves no lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Alcohol, bread and caramel aromas. Thick and spritzy with almonds and caramel upfront. Lasting sweet rice finish. Packs a punch.
That1Guy (1939) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best tripel Iíe ever had? Itís possible. Huge head sticks around forever and gives way to a huge nose full of light fruits, some cloves, and the basil definitely shows through. Big in absolutely every way and delicious.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured golden amber with a thin head. Belgian yeast nose. Crisp and refreshing with light belgian yeast flavors. Some sweetness and fruit flavors with nice carbonation.
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Salad dressing aroma, including oregeno, and thatís whatís delivered. Taste: Sundried tomatoes, olive oil and olives, and some rice, and some other spices. Above average mouthfeel. Its drinkable, but not to much, and would not seek it out again.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly cloudy orange, big but quickly receding soapy head.
aroma is spicy and bitter with some metallic sweetness underneath. flavor is similar, still too much metallic vanilla but otherwise nicely balanced between mild spice and caramel sweetness.
medium body, overcarbonated.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Hazy dark gold-orange color with a big lasting white head. The aroma has sweet candy sugariness, spiciness (Thai basil?), and fruity yeast character that is somewhat reminiscent of kumquats and cantaloupe. The flavor is interesting but honestly a bit on the messy side; too much spicing and too candy-sweet in the finish. The basil seems to add a cool quality but might go a bit to far in the balance. Medium bodied, but sticky and watery in texture at the same time. I thought the all-brett version was much better.
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2009 750ml bottle. Great golden color with a rich white head. Moderate lacing. Light citrus taste with a smooth finish. Good summer beer for hot weather and spicy foods.
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden Pour with white head. Citrus y aroma with some spices. Flavor is light yet robust with lemon, coriander, rice, and other spices. Nice beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Vtafro for the share. Pours a a golden hazy body with a fluff large white head. Citrus and coriander, lighter ginger and lemon zest. A hint of pepper and some herbal spices. Nice brew.
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blind tasting at PapsÝís
Cloudy golden color; medium head. Strange aroma, herbal (heather), fruity (peach), minty; surely not impressive. Medium body strength, but it reminds me too much some vegetabes soups (minestrone), itís herbal and minty again. Not a beer for me.