BBB63 (5699) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle and served in my Chimay chalice: Murky amber orange hue with a small fading head, some lace. The aroma has notes of Belgium candi sugar and yeast, juju, peppermint and anise, orange peel and apricot, some heavy soggy malty grains, and a hint of medicinal iodine. The taste starts, well sweet and fruity and pretty much never changes. Minimal depth of palate honestly,Some spice comes about during the interesting finish. The mouth feel is slick and oily with a metallic finish. U know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen, same thing here, too many components and none make a clear and pronounced arrival. I hoped some aging would help but alas it did not. There are some nice qualities buried under the muddled mess.
SrSilligoose (3090) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 a pretty sweet extra from captaincougar, Thanks captain. This one pours a big dark hazy golden with a small head. very sweet. caramel. candy sugar. leaves a sticky mouthfeel, if you know what i mean. Too sweet!
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Miver. Hazy golden with a small, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with sweetish fruit, some yeast and alcohol - quite intense really. Subdued bitterness. 010209
yespr (29421) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, blindtasting #11. Pours hazy orange with an almost fully gone head. Dry liqourice/Pernot and spiced aroma. Sweet malty and slight spiced. Mild fruity accent into a dry malty and spice hoppy finish. Quite yeasty impression into the far finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose=peppermint, Ben Gay, Icey Hot. Taste-raw, unfinished, soapy, Icey Hot, mint leaf, green herbs, infection, good background flavor but Icey Hot and infection dominate and ruin it.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured translucent medium golden with just a little white head on it. The aroma was very resonant with the anise, which gave a very strange twist on the tripel style.. the caramel and molasses backing was also strange, but it worked fairly well.. good in the fact that it makes you think. The flavor also had a whole bunch of anise and molasses along with orange zest, blackened sugar cane, mild floral bitterness, and alcohol amplification on the edges.. this really grew on me with warmth. Heavier-than-medium-bodied on the palate with low overall carbonation but some tight bubbles on the edges.. well-balanced throughout. This was a bizarre example of a tripel, but I kinda dug it.
kramer (4565) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very turbid amber body with lots of chunkies churning about. Not a very appetizing looking beer. The nose is very spicy with a good bit of anise. Lots of yeast, some orange peel, and just a touch of noticeable alcohol. The flavor is very fruity and spicy, there’s a very strong anise character and a bit of a cough syrup like medicinal note on the finish. Moderate fizzy prickly carbonation. This was pretty tough at first, but it turned out OK in the end.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy bright golden with a well-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt and lots of orange, clove and coriander spice. Body starts with good fullness and sweetness balanced with lots of orange and peppery spices with some licorice and lavender notes. Finishes slightly more bitter and the spices help to conceal the alcohol. A pretty authentic beer that should age well.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a orange color with not much head. This grand cru was sweet, fruity, spice, and caramel. The flavor was the same, which made this a pleasure to drink. They could brew this one yearly.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Caramel and burning plastic aroma. Caramel, orange and spiced flavor. Minty finish