Noctilucus (98) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classy label! The beer itself is a golden blonde with massive white foam and lively visible and audible carbonation. After pouring the yeast sediment it ends up cloudy with some small floaters.
The nose consists of hops and quite some spices that are hard to identify, almost earthy.
The initally pretty strong attack -helped by the carbonation- is followed by alcoholic warming, hoppiness is well balanced by grains/malts that smoothen the overall taste. There are definitely spices in there but not excessive, much less than the scent would have you believe. Overall quite spiced, alcoholic and still decently malty.
The aftertaste on the other hand is surprisingly soft, mostly lingering spices and a light bitterness on the tongue.
It’s a strong, solid tripel that certainly has its merits though maybe there’s a bit too much use of the spice cabinet.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ WY tasting. Blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Yeasty vanilla hinted and light herby touched aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is bitter fruity and yasty banana light alcoholic hinted. Stronger tripel in flavour. Ok;
Wim (2463) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold blond coloured body with yeast particels and a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy fruity aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy herby sweet fruity taste with a spicy sweet alcholic bitter finish
BobEvers (233) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
kleur: goudgeel, flinke witte schuimkraag, die redelijk snel inzakt
geur: zoet, fruit, vooral appel, alcohol
Smaak: zoet, appelsap, alcohol, licht bitter, maar voornamelijk zoet.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth phenolic and light caramelish. Medium sweet, light fruity, hoppy and light spiced phenolic. Smooth and fruity finish, light dryness into the far finish.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - APR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cloudy, golden brown body with high carbonation and egg shell white head. Very yeasty aroma, some apple and lots of candy sweetness. Taste is predominantly sweet as well, with some sharp hops and medium carbonation to balance. Very boring but drinkable. (33cl bottle, pretty cheap)
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big vast white head, changes quick into a vast white lacing, on top of a hazy yellow orange colored beer.
Smell smooth grains, lot of fruits, orange, apple, tangerine, melon, citrus, cream, hops, soap, hints of alcohol and yeast. Overall a sweet fruity and stingy aroma.
Taste malts, barleys, bitter, spices, some hops, sweets from fruits, dough, light yeast and corn. Some light syrup something something. Fruity yeasty sweetness. Alcoholic spices. Hop bitterness.
A bit of a light alcoholic note which seems to bring this beer just a tiny teeny bit out of balance.
Warm sweet bitter malty grainy spicy fruity aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft but spicy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
Quite ok beer, well balanced and guess only the alcohol is a bit out of tune...
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: large, white, bubbly/foamy/creamy
Smell: grainy, sweet, hops, yeasty, bit irony
Taste: hops in the start , mostly the grains and yeast for the rest , end a bit of malts and dry , frsh aftertatse ,not bad actually
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Cloudy deep golden, coarse head. Fruity nose with honey and orange peels. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Spun sugar and orange juice, mild white pepper and honey in a warming finish.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Vilvordia. Clear yellow color, large white head. Aroma of slightly sour pepper. Taste is sour pepper and soap, flowers, herbs.