badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most amazing beer appearance in a long time. Golden color with awesome retention and the head stays firm and creamy. The surface of the head is cratered like the surface of the moon, very interesting. Floral, but also very earthy in the nose and some sort of spice (apparently basil). Taste has a creaminess to it, but still manages to be dry in the finish. Almost vanilla-like in the taste, with a bit of Cool-Whip, bits of grain, and a long, earthy taste. High carbonation and medium body. If not for a little bit of a metallic taste, I’d bump the taste score up another notch. Pretty good Tripel, and nice to have an American one that is nice and relatively dry.
Beerman6686 (3719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of coriander, oranges, yeast, and grain. Flavor was similar, a bit sweet, spices, and yeast. Solid American version.
Inbreak (1374) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.02.2014, 075l bottle @ home:
Big overcarbonated longlasting fizzy head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, citrus, light malts, hay, citrus peel, yeast, lychee, flowers, sugar. Taste is slightly dry, hay, yeast, citrus peel, light malts, flowers, alcohol, citrus, hints of tropical fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel, high carbonation. Nice enough.
Douberd (1534) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 8.1%
Bright golden orange colour with a crystal clear body, continuous activity in it. Two fingers of white and thick head on top, good retention, collapses slowly to hald a centimeter of foam and leaves light lacing on the glass.
Aroma is sweet, honey-like, when poured at first. After it sits a while in the glass, it gets aromas of herbs, I don’t know how exactly Thai basil smells like but here it brings to mind coriander, only much sweeter. The rice is also notable somewhat but again sweet and in no case reminds of an adjunct.
Taste is fruity, quite sweet, with spices, herbs and yeast on it. Again coriander in combination with anise.
Medium thin body, average carbonation, very dry on the palate.
Overall very good.
camborne (630) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge cloud like white head, took awhile to pour this one. Didnt get the thai basil in this one. Did pick up the rice and beer had a nice sweet and sour balance
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends over a game of Catan. Clear golden color. One-finger thick off-white head. Dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Full body. Lightly dry texture, lightly soft. Kind of buttery, but it’s not too bad here, kind of works with the other flavors. Light spiciness, some belgian yeast aroma. Light candy sugar. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy bite. Lots of haze in the final pour. Interesting stuff. Buttery, but not awful. Kind of works. May be one of perhaps only 3 clear diacetyl infections I’ve experienced.
Zita (4198) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light sweet spicy aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,
Hansen (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, lasting. Sweet aroma, yeasty, light bubblegum, wax, light astringent. Flavor starts sweet, some ripe fruity notes too. Light acid, yeasty too. Light bitter finish. Creamy texture.
MrFecesious (733) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber that was purchased Aug 2012. Cloudy, orange gold with a huge, white, airy cap that reduces to uneven froth. Aroma of "sweet n sour" sauce, vinegar, yeast, tart white grapes, caramel, apricot. Taste is mildly, yet perfectly, sweet and tart.
Habanero (2000) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a medium, sized white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, a citrus touch and some spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A quite special and very nice triple.
NeoHippie2 (742) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden pour with a big white head. Aroma has notes of sweet malt and just a pinch of basil. Flavor is similar, the rice adds a different character to this beer all around, it’s a lighter experience and a different sweetness flavor to it than your typical tripel. Very easy to drink. Overall, a nice pleasant, and refreshing brew. A good change of pace from your classic tripel.