ansjelaah (1500) - Westelbeers, - APR 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gedronken in Oud Brabant, oranje vam kleur, ruikt en smaakt bitter, fruitig, zoet, kruidig
adamnowek (183) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sold as Kikabier on draught at Gollem in Amsterdam. Slightly sweet. Carbonation is extremely well-balanced. Taste is not incredible but it's safe.
EithCubes (5053) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 11.2 oz. Nose is sweet with fruity yeast and nice dusty pale malt character, also pulls in occasional spikes of (maple) syrup and grassy hops. Pours orange-golden, clear with some unavoidable yeast particulate contributions, an oily and soapy biege head. Oily medium body a bit airy, strong Belgian yeast presence, it’s classic tripel with faint spicy and peppery notes. Sweet vanilla and lemon meringue, cream, faint grass; lightly sweet and turned inside-out, has some confectionery character, light honey. Bitterness is low but almost enough to balance the low-levels of sweetness; feel is a touch chalky and smooth despite the obvious effervescence. I’ve had a few bottles of this in the past and find them to vary somewhat with regard to cleanliness; this one’s ok, but others have been downright dirty. I’ll be back to it now and then, but just like others from De Koninck, there are elements of dumb-down and macro swillery that will make me hesitate, wonder why the flagship is still so ubiquitous in Belgium.
Alusmamuts (430) - LATVIA - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber clear with medium fastly dissapearing head. Mild yaty aroma, fruity notes. Yesty bitter sweet taste with carbonation, remaining bitterness.
Calisky (1010) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur ambrée trouble, très légère mousse, petits dépots. Nez fruité, malté, notes levures. Gout malté, bien fruité sucré et levures (notes un peu fruits noirs et épices). Corps moyen. Triple typique, mais forte en malt et fort sucrée.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The follow-up to the Cuvée De Koninck since the summer of 2010, when the future of this brewery began to be clouded. Eventually taken over by Moortgat (Heineken was one of its contenders), this seems to be continued to this day. Milky, creamy white head, light orange blonde colour, clear. Aroma of orange peel, peach, red apple, walnuts, caramel, grassy hops, vanilla, butterscotch, unsweetened yoghurt. Rather neutral and minerally onset, quickly becoming more fruity on a honeyish and caramelly malt base, slick and mellow, even a bit creamy, with light grassy hop bitterishness in the finish. One could argue about its self-proclaimed ’tripel’ status, but still this is an enjoyable beer, though I have the (subjective) impression its predecessor had more complexity and elegance.
Japalo (1241) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@guren. Golden clear. Spicy herbal nose. Bready peppery. Alcoholic but still balanced. Fine.
tricksta_p (1261) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of fruits, orange, yeast, hop. Flavour is fruity, quite sweet, sugar, a little alcohol, with a bittersweet finish. Drinkable, but a little too sweet.
Beergeek23322 (2432) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/12/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Golden with a white head. Sweet caramel and honey aromas. Malty, caramel, Belgian yeast. A bit undefined but drinkable.
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Een van de mindere tripels in België, dan zijn er een pak betere te vinden op de markt.
ruigo (1158) - PORTUGAL - AUG 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Clear pale orange colour with a thin persistent white head. Malts, caramel and grassy hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more sweet that bitter, very long and with some dry, slightly astringent finish. Overall, a nice brew but not my kind. A bit too sweet for me.