VoodooBear (48) - San Juan, - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: 11.2 oz. stubby brown bottle. Served in an oversized wine glass.
Appearance: Thick, one and a half finger head that goes down to a thin ring and stays all the way to the end. It has a nice gold color and leaves some great lacing.
Smell: Sweet fruit aroma complemented by some spices, pretty much sums it up. A faint alcohol smell is in there as well.
Taste: A sweet fruit taste is dominant, with a strong alcohol kick a hint of hop bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: It’s medium bodied with average carbonation. Creamy, smooth, and easy to drink.
Overall: The sweet taste and smell combined, and the fact that this is a very easy to drink brew, are misleading. Not that this is a bad thing, but it’s something most people don’t expect on a beer with a this high of an alcohol content. But that’s what gives it such amazing character and feel. This is a must try.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-20-13-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served an orange yellow colored brew with only a tiny white head floating atop the brew. The small head fades rather fast to leave only a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is fruity and sweet with notes of biscuit and doughy bread. The fruity aromas are of banana, apricot, peach and some apple. Mixed with these aromas are a lighter yeasty and spice smell as well as a little bit of earthy smell.
Taste – The taste starts out with a mix of a bready flavor as well as a strong fruit showing. The fruity flavors are all quite light (in color) in nature with apricot and peach the strongest, but mixed with other flavors of orange and tangerine. A banana flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle and at the end. The banana flavor is accompanied by some sweeter honey flavors as well as notes of coriander and pepper. Toward the end the spice flavors grow more intense and are joined by a lighter alcohol boozy flavor, which leaves a warming and fruity spiced flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly below average side for a 9% abv triple with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The thinner body was quite nice for all the fruit flavors of the beer as well as the drinkability, although a little more carbonation may have been a bit for fitting for the flavors.
Overall – A quite enjoyable triple with sweeter fruit flavors and just enough boozy, spicy and bready flavors to balance out all the fruit. Quite tasty.
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dit was voor mij persoonlijk de minste van de Val-Dieu-bieren. Dan zit er aan de andere meer smaak aan.
puhveli (9) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tämä oli hyvä. Oli joku toinenkin belgialainen bisse mutta en muista tämän nimeä
lownote (71) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold yellow color with frothy thick head/small bubbles from a large bottle. Slightly sweet aroma. Light bubbly mouthfeel. Sweet light taste mostly of malts, belgiany yeast flavors, and candy sugar. I like this beer and its a good drink, but its a little understated in flavor and not the most memorable triple I’ve had.
MarcoDL (2146) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid Belgian tripel beer. Very yeasty body, with some notes of grain, hop and fruit.
nool (12) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
I love the look of this beer. It pours very hazy with a very frothy head. It’s like drinking foam (in a positive sense). The flavours are good, but there’s an odd aftertaste that reminds me of the smell of urinal blocks that makes me mark it down.
rdb84 (94) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark orange, slightly hazy, nice frothy foam head. Large yeast aroma, blue cheese, slight hint of copper/steel. Taste is sweet from the offset, but very robust: like honey and marzipan. Slight boozy kick, a little creamy as well. Misses a sour kick. Mellow aftertaste. Good triple though.
jvhemert (330) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: dough, citrus, herbs,
APPEARANCE: pale, hazy, frothy (extremely), white
TASTE: medium bitterness, light sweetness,
PALATE: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: very well-balanced triple easy to drink; quite bitter aftertaste.
Moravius (456) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flasche (33 cl), MHD 6/2014, über ein Jahr im Keller gelagert. - Orangegelb, wenig trüb. - In der Nase schwere würzige Süße, Hefe. - Antrunk recht massiv herb-fruchtig, süß, leicht weinig. Der hohe Alkoholgehalt tritt deutlich aber noch nicht fuselig hervor. Noten von Bitterorange, Vanille, Orangenlikör. Gut rezent, samtiges Mundgefühl. Mäßig bitterer Nachtrunk mit leicht krautigem Hopfen. - War mir von früheren Verkostungen als „eher grob gestricktes Tripel ... mit etwas grellen Fruchtaromen“ in Erinnerung, aber die längere Lagerung hat ihm sichtlich gutgetan und ein abgerundetes, harmonisches Bier hervorgebracht. Eine frische Flasche hätte ich allerdings bestenfalls mit 2,5 bewertet.
vickey9 (470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a orange yellow. Ripe fruits, full body, sticky texture. Taste is rather sweet. Palate nicely overhelmed by tones of plums maturated in alcohol. B@H