madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Hazy gold bee, little white head. Palate is light and pretty dry. Fine carbonation. Fine dry malt. Very light touch of cognac. Little yeasty bitterness. Dry finish. Disappointing! But then Iím not a fan of the Kasteels. Yeasty dry and the cognac is bordering on wimpy.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Rampkrot. Hazy yellow color, huge thick white head. Aroma of medicinal straw. Taste is sweet and sour straw. Very hi carbonation.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - big thanks to Ken for busting out the boozy Belgian beers! Pours clearish, yellow-gold with a light, white cream head. Nose of pale and bready malts, light honey, ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with moderate alcohol, light dry wood, some citrus, bread, yeast. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with more yeasty and doughy pale malts, some lemony citrus. Not altogether bad.
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle, 4558 of 9000. Pours a huge head. Raspberry, vanilla and hints of oak in the aroma. Malty sweetish, slightly alcoholic flavor with the slightest hints of cognac and vanilla. Hints of peach. Pleasant, but the effect of cognac barrel aging should be more noticeable.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, 3732/9000. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Fruity, wood, some cognac, some earthiness, and some spiciness in the finish. Overall alcohol well hidden. OK beer, but not worth the $30+ price tag.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fluffy snowwhite head, fast gone over hazy, very lively carbonated yellow-golden beer. Alcoholic nose, brandy aroma unmistakable. Meaty aroma, as (suggestion?) from foie gras; but also fresh salad with oil. In fact, the nose definitely showing some very alluring aspects. Unrefined alcoholflavour; sweet and dull, ripe bananaflavour. Sweet bread, some (brandy)wood. Alcoholheat backthroat; fizzy, overcarbonated, yet an oily or buttery MF. The nose made me believe for an instant VH had it right, this time. Fat chance. Instead of jumping head over heels into niches, try to experiment and hone your skills, for peteís sake! Le ramage ne valant pas le plumage , pardon my French...
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of cognac, lemon, sweet malt, oak, vanilla and spicy yeast. Medium body.
Fin (7020) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium June 2013 consumed at home 08.07.13 in company of Casey, Traci & Loz I hadnít realised that this was a Tripel until I poured it, seems rather strange to age a Tripel in this way. Pours nice, slight haze but golden with large billowing white head. Aroma is a bit boozy with some vanilla and yeast showing. Taste for me just isnít right at all, I guess that there is a decent Tripel before this experiment but it just comes across as a boozy confusing mess. You can certainly pick up the barrel ageing in the mouth but Iím not a fan. Nice packaging, poor beer. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, many thanks to Kenny, 26/06/13. #6561/9000.
Hazed blonde/yellow with a good sized white head.
Nose is apple skins, pear, booze, musty lemon, yeast.
Taste comprises tarte apples, woody notes, Beglian yeast esters, tarte fruits, grass, light soap, oak soaked boozey tones.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey finish.
Ok affair but the alcohol is a little harsh and indiscernible ie - I couldnít pick out cognac.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a very lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft malt and musk on the nose, candy sugar. Warm and boozy right away, a bit of sweetness, musk, a good amount of warm esters. Warm and musky, chewy musk, warm musk. Warm and yeasty. Tasty.