jgb9348 (5179) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brouwsel nr XVII - I can’t read Flemish, but I know that’s batch #17, labeled as 7,6% abv, brewed on 16-May-2012
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a light copper glow and a thin, fast-dying just off-white head. Aroma of honey, yeast, grass, herbs, candy, apricots, figs, hay and a lot of effervescent fruit - very interesting and super potent smelling. Medium to Full-bodied; Rich malty flavour at first with a great sweet and floral yeast kick, showing a lot of honey, some subdued fruits and a grassy, perfumey kick that persists throughout. Aftertaste shows a lot of floral notes, a good grassy and complex yeast flavour, some light sugars at the tail end and a finish that lingers in a very good way on the tongue (from the bubbles and effervescence) and the palate. Overall, a very nice and incredibly complex tripel with flavours throughout showing the layers you can expect from a real Belgie tripel. Definitely worth buying and trying if you can find this! I sampled this stubby 33 cL bottle purchased from Beer Planet in Bruxelles, Belgium on 18-January-2015 for €3,00 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond on 03-March-2015 and packing this back in my suitcase was a great idea!
goozen (3493) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy orange colored brew with an sweet bitter taste and hints of banana, lemon and spices. Nice brew from the caravanbrewery this batch XIX.
Alengrin (3548) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first beer commercialized by the Verhuisbrouwerij, tasted in many of the Roman-numbered versions, but since this site does not make any difference between them, I won’t bother and consider all of them for rating this. It usually has a thinnish, sticky, cream white head and clear orange blonde colour; aroma of caramelly malts, honey, apricot, apple, ’jenever’, pear, orange zest, coriander. Taste is fruity, a bit ’citrussy’, caramelly malty backbone, spicy notes, grassy hop bitterish finish. Nothing innovative to this, just your plain and average, yet balanced Belgian tripel.
markoijelena (1295) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it hazy yellow colour with big white head.Taste and aroma of citrus, herbs, Belgian Yeast.Good carbonation and compact.I like this one.
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color, fine white head. Nose. Yeast an fruity aroma, spices, hints of vanilla. Taste. Bit alcoholic, yeast is very well present. Bit fruity, malt, spices. Very well balanced, slightly bitter. Thus is a very nice beer!
mikske79 (1317) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een heel lekker bier met een goede, uitgesproken, volle smaak. Een aanrader.
kraddel (4784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ( batch XIX ) at home .
Pours clear blonde, good white head
Smell is yeast . Bit bitter, some malts .
Taste is bit bitter, grains, yeast . very common taste . Bit sweet . 15 in a dozen , but no brewing errors
Fin (8573) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Quali Drinks, Mechelen, consumed at Camping De Molen, Antwerp, Belgium, Saturday 8th February 2014. Pours hazy gold, bit sweet maybe and a bit simple perhaps but I’m rather liking it. Soft in mouth, yeast and spice, bitterness shows. Perhaps a little sweet spicy lemon. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
Benzai (11068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (label says brew XIX) @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. A bit unclear orange color, medium sized white head that leaves good lacing. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, fruitpeel bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad at all, nicely hopped tripel with a light fruity touch. Maybe a bit messy, but it tastes fine and after all that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?
DutchDrebus (4972) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy golden yellow to orange colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells yeast, hint of banana, sweet, candy, sugar. Tastes malts, banana, herbs, yeast, sharp. Very dry beer, medium body. Hate how it dries up my mouth and throat.