VsXsV (2597) - Linköping, - APR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Almost clear, light amber/deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of banana, horseblanket (funk), wheat, bubblegum and red fruits/berries. Taste is light to medium sour, light sweet with no bitterness with notes of belgian yeast esters and funk. Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Interesting blend but it doesn’t work to well. Too much overripe bananas for my taste.
markextrae (1492) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle sample, poured a deep golden to amber colour with a white head, belgian yeast, green apples, barnyard, citrus, lemon zest, grapefruits, grapes, not to sour for my taste. but overall more as average
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of sour fruit and soft malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, a bit unbalanced.
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Klooster. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, dank cellar funk and fruits. Flavor is light moderate sweet, acidic and bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. A weird sour triple.
RexTalionis (2861) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden in color with s frothy white head. Barnyard, sour wheaty notes, some tart apples and bit of lemon in aroma. Sour notes in taste with some funkyness and citrus mixed with spicyness. Interesting brew here, the funky part makes this quite refreshing and then there’s that nice garden fruity side backing it up. Wooden and sour fruity notes in aftertaste.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blend of Vicaris Tripel with the (filtered white-label) Girardin Gueuze, golden blonde with malt sweet an fruity flavours of the tripel nicely balanced against the esters and tartness of the lambic. Interesting find, won the consumer’s prize at Zythos Bierfestival 2007, but I would not go as far as to call this the beginning of a new beer type, blends of ales with lambics are an old Brabant tradition. Very refreshing though, both basic beers are mixed cleverly and support one another very well.
bartlebier (2360) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl fairly priced (?older) bottle @De Capital, Leuven 08/2014. Original, long overdue crossover/blend recipe executed with near perfection: the base Vicaris Tripel is a rather new wave, dry and bitter tripel that can stand some Girardin (label: changed again back from Boon?) lemony tartness and certainly handles the funk very elegantly on top op its pollen-like bitters, gentle green pepper spice and citrus. Easy drinking due to a strange sort of profile void in the mid part, where it lacks the typical round fruity body of a BE tripel - near sessionable, on my list for buying more regularly if available. Lots of food pairing potential...
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and pale golden with an average, lacing white head. Aroma of caramel, brett notes, funk and some fruit. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little acidic and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice brew indeed.
mikske79 (1274) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heel lekker biertje met een wat speciale smaak aan, voor mij was het heel lekker
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interessante incrocio tra una tripel e una gueuze, dall’aroma molto intenso e floreale. Il gusto è ricco, con note floreali, fruttate, di buccia di limone e leggera banana e un’acidità soffusa e molto piacevole che ne ammortizza la dolcezza. Non si tratta propriamente di un’acidità da gueuze, ma il risultato è più che buono!
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). From Kevin, thanks! Bright golden with a small persistent white head and some lacing. Aroma is of light barnyard and funk at first followed by Belgian yeast, light spices and fruity notes. Taste is a lot less intense than aroma and slightly sweet with light funk, yeast, malt and light banana/fruity flavor. Light to medium body. Alcohol is well hidden. Good carbonation. It would be nice if the Gueuze aspect was a little more present, but that is still a very interesting beer. Easy to drink. Well balanced.