Jimthechap (1792) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold colour with a skim of white head across the top of the beer. The aroma is so typical of style, it is done extremely well: basement, banana and fruity esters and spices. Rich and unctuous in the mouth with tangs of banana bread and grapefruit citrus. Thick body and spicy finish. Tasty stuff.
ShaneJ (588) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Jan 2014). Bright, clear golden/copper, minimal white head, funky Belgian yeast, banana, sourdough, honey, spicy bitterness, nice.
olsentribe8 (17) - 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 (19) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2014
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 (2554) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 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. [3.7]
Larger white head but it fades quickly. Fairly sweet and very fruity, fairly clean, hop aromatics, spices and bitterness at normal tripel (ie non "Belgian IPA") levels. Mellow and tasty.
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 (602) - 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 (61) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.