beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden with a white head. Scent is fruit and booze. Taste is spice, yeast and malty.
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 33cl bottle, best before 07-2011, drank 02-2010, poured, including whatever was at the base of the bottle, into my Westmalle chalice.
A dull orange body, which was misty and murky filled the chalice, a clean, fairly thick, white head sat on top, the head soon fell to a thinner wispy covering with a lacing collar. Hunks of sediment could clearly be seen gambling through the cloudy body of the beer.
Belgian yeast esters could be sniffed, along with the sweeter end of the citrus fruits (oranges and pink grapefruits).
The taste was a heavenly mix of flavours, the aforementioned citrus fruits, Cloves? Cinnamon? and a sweetness that isn’t pushy like some Belgian beers, sugar is however listed as an ingrediant.
The body tries to counter the heavy alcohol and almost manages to hide it, but fails, so the 9% ABV rears its head mid-way through the mouthfeel, getting stronger as the mouth dries.
This is very drinkable, the alcohol is evident, but the whole package seems to cope well with it, sadly I don’t have another to follow this one (but I do have two more beers from this brewery to review, maybe even tonight).
olio (9188) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Brussels.
Rated on 20100719.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of spices, caramel malts, hoppy fruits and grass. Flavor of malts, fruits, spices and mild yeast notes.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big front nose of fruit - apricots and whatnot, and yeast. Orange peel hue, persistent head and pretty active. Sweet, sugary taste with an almost rummy backend, which is the only hint as to the strength. Medium body, minor zest. Another big one from the Belgian tradition. Not too big tough.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 330ml.Copa Trapense.Saboreada en may´11.Color bronce. Corona beige tostado y duración fugaz.Aromas de lúpulo y frutas oscuras.Sabor de fruta verde con dulzor añadido.Notas de especia. Matices especiados.Cuerpo intenso y carbonatación media.Calor alcohólico.Sin el equilibrio esperado de una Tripel. 330ml bottle. Trappist glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Bronze color.Toasted beige crown.Brief lasting.Hop & dark fruit aromas.Spiced notes.Green dark fruit flavor with added sweetness.Hints of spices.Full body,medium carbonation. ABV heat.Not a well balanced beer as expected from a Tripel one.
BeerViking (4100) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, a bit of a gusher... Cloudy dark gold. Apricot, spice and boiled sweets on the nose, dry and peppery yet fruity body, a bit yeasty (surprise!), dry finish with a little honey and apricot.
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma, fruit nose, yeast, old maltness, all crecends into balance
color, amber, white foam, head is active,
taste, sweet fruits, some like banana and tropical, malty backend
overall had 25.5 ozer, bottle, nice artwork, very good triple, mellow not overpowering with the yeast!
Grzesiek79 (3934) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
cooked vegetables, basement aromas, citrus, chocolate, caramel, rotten eggs, smoke, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, sticky, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
mike_77 (5290) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bit of a gusher so ends up with lots of residue in the glass and almost no fizz. Aroma quite yeasty. Flavour is a bit unrefined. The bread dough taste overpowers the light sweetness.
zaf (308) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
come tripla merita molto,aroma non molto forte,gusto che presenta sempre note speziate,finale altrettanto amaro e speziato..unico difetto:la schiuma quasi assente!