ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazy golden-orange color. The head is a foamy four-finger white shade. It has an amazingly fluffy texture, but very little lacing.
S: There are a lot of typical notes I expect of a good BSPA (such as apple, pear, and candied sugar.) But I love how the wheat gives it an unbelievable smoothness to it. Grassy and funky qualities helps provide some rock-solid depth to it.
T: The first thing I note is Unibroue’s typical yeast profile - which I can never fully discern on the tongue, however I can note that it provides a grassy, sweet, yet vaguely salty opening. The faint candied sweetness bleeds into the midtaste, before a finish of wheat and even some mild hops envelop the tongue. It’s deep ’enough’ to be interesting, yet simple enough to go down easily. After all, isn’t that what you want from a tripel/BSPA?
M: The lush, creamy softness at first sip turns into a vaguely dry astringency on the back end, but ultimately it’s fairly sweet and syrupy - this quality also seems to conceal the carbonation slightly. There isn’t any trace of alcoholic qualities on the feel or flavor; you could even say it drinks like it’s 6%.
O: It’s a bit like La Fin Du Monde, but with wheat. Enough said, really.
Jauneattend (33) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, it is a blonde beer on steroids! Very strong taste, a bit fruity. Watch out, high alcohol level that kicks like you would not expect.
pictoman (212) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 355mL bottle. Hazy golden yellow with white head. Yeasty citrus aroma. Fairly sweet citrusy taste, some yeast, and mild alcohol. Light-medium body.
aumax1 (111) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
blonde dorée et voilée bouteille 341ml. pratiquement aucun col. arome léger d’agrume foin et coriandre. en bouche notes de cerise petite amertume mais surtout bonne équilibre et bonne finale. tres intéressante mais assez puissante pas pour les débutants
pinkie (315) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is poetic bliss. Pours a pale straw color with champagne carbonation and an adamant, tall head of creamy white foam. The nose sparkles with crisp wheat, flaked grain,pale malt scents and decadent ripe fruit. Apricots and honey. It’s an earthy yeast with a delicate spice. Taste is full of sensation. The terrible sweetness, the chalky dryness, the spice and bit of pepper. It has just enough alcohol to warm you gently in your chest as the dry finish clears your senses in anticipation of the next sip.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at beerandbeyond shop. Thanks Alex. Pours a bright hazy with a small head, aroma of wheat, banana, apple, funk, flavor is estery with banana and apple, medium bodied
chris__hartley (258) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours hazy (translucent) amber with copper highlights; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: yeast-funk, apricots, and fresh-grains. The taste is medium sweet that finishes with a medium-heavy spiciness; there are notes of: aforementioned aroma notes, coriander, black pepper, and orange-zest. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, it’s like a combination between a tripel and a saison - pretty tasty.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours pale golden. Nose slightly sour, spicy clove, crisp fruit. Taste tart up front, clove, spice, middle palate sweet malt, hint of apple, Belgian yeast. Spicy finish.
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Apple, pear aroma. Hazy golden body with thin head, sediment collecting on the bottom. Crisp and Dry like a champagne, hints of apple, pear and spice. Very unique. Hides the alcohol content well
electrotype (124) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un arôme profont où l’on perçoit l’alcool qui nous attend. Plutôt pétillante, elle est bonne mais pas extraordinaire. C’est définitivement une bière d’Unibroue, avec leur signature levurée unique. Cependant, elle est à mon avis moins réussie que la plus épicée Seigneuriale ou que l’incontournable Fin Du Monde.
fitwitchik (96) - USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter golden with a white head that dissipates quickly
Scent of Belgium yeast brew-LOVE!
Highly carbonated & sweetly hopped with a malty bread finish. This brewery does Belgium so well.
The floral sweetness combined with the pale ale...well done.