olsentribe8 (10) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exactly what you’d expect from a kiwi style belgian tripel; clear, smooth beer with a fruity finish, in my opinion better than the belgian equivalents.
JMStringer (9) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light and slightly cloudy. Light carbonation. As usual, Tuatara manage to sneak in a banana aroma/taste. Also biscuit dough notes - as well as citrus. Alcohol very well hidden. Slightly sweet. Not a favorite style generally - but pretty drinkable.
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a small white head, low bead. Aroma of honey, lightly spiced brioche-y dough, apricots, flowers. Lowish carbonation, but it works. A curious trick here is that it is very yeasty but the honeyed fruit flavours seem very clean - barely ripe apricots, some sweet oranges, hints of banana - and ring out very nicely. It’s very sweet but dries out quite a lot with very moderate spices and discreet bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Bitterness and coriander creep up after a while in a dryish orange-tinged finish. Good.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. Looks ok and has an alright flavour to it, but just lacks that something extra. Should age well though.
beer-yum (437) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Another excellent brew from the Kapiti coasters. Nicely balanced and hides it’s strength well. Missing only a little of the complexity of the benchmark Belgians.
Tonybaldeagle (60) - - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious well balanced drop with high alcohol and high taste. Great story well executed.
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gazagaz (8) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
0.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
If I wanted to buy home brew I wouldn’t even have considered this as an option. I don’t tip out many beers but this one was good for the drain. I didn’t even consider giving it to the dog, or our lemon tree. Cloudy nonsense with yukky yeast lumps, please forgive tuatara, god. cos I won’t and if your reading this, I want my money back. I could do better if I had one hand on it like you obviously did
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge coriander aroma with hint of banana esters. Ester flavour with huge coriander after taste. Very smooth.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
quite a fantastic tripel really. rather sweet with brown sugar and banana, and alcohol is present but not distracting. very good.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly golden with a touch of amber. Sweet but yeasty with an almost champagne-like yeast note. The aroma has lemons an champagne yeast. I think that what would otherwise be a sweet, fruity tripel is salvaged by this yeast character, as it both dries it out and adds complexity.