EithCubes (5461) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stubby bottle, 330mL, poured carefully. Nose sweet and malty, pils with light herbal/grass, but also candy and a touch of vanilla. Pours rich golden closer to orange, frothy just-white head. Taste has classic tripel graininess, clean pils with faint yeast spiciness, mild noble hops, some mild alcohol showing, sweet golden malt but sill digestible. Honey and vanilla luxuriate. Full body super creamy and smooth, thick without heft. Doesn’t scream complexity but has good depth and delicious repeatability despite the hidden size; also much rounder and less sharp than many tripels, and not tangy at all - absolutely one of my favorites. Phenols just an accent here, and the pear/banana esters are mild. Sort of a stepped-up, bold golden, and highly recommended. [2015.11.13: 4.4]
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home from mchughs
fairly robust, grainy, full bodied, quite sweet, touch of asparagus? plasticky note, lively carbonation, rich, clean.
Shark_Pants (579) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, bright golden pour with generous creamy white head and cascading streams of small bubbles. Aroma of grains, light hay, honey, dried apricot. The taste is fresh multigrain bread, floral honey, light astringency, pepper and clove notes. Medium bodied, lightly acidic, 8.5% ABV unnoticeable. Quite a complex and enjoyable tripel.
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewery.
Aroma of cereal, pepper, fruits.
Pours orange dark gold, hazy, very large white head which lasts a decent time.
Fruity, mild bitter.
Medium dry bitter finish, fruity aftertaste.
AssKicker (166) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mélange de caramel et de malt en entrée de bouche, pour ensuite laisser s’exprimer une légère amertume et un soupçon de levure. Contrairement à d’autres, je ne la trouve pas excessivement sucrée. Par contre elle est assez classique pour une belge.
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hints of funk and light sourness lend complexity to sweet malt and citrus flavors of banana and juicy nectarine, finishing on a note of clove spice. Refreshing and balanced, with above average complexity.
Muggus69 (2002) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 21/01/18
Pours a picturesque big rocky white head atop a slightly hazy pale blonde body.
Aroma somewhat subdued - husky cereal malts, light bit of peppery spice, faint pear & stonefruit esters.
Smooth body, full, quite creamy with a good moderate carbonation - doesn’t feel like 8.5%!
Opens out on the palate - has really distinct lightly toasted, bready, grainy malt character (somewhat akin to Westvleteren 6), with subtle but tasty pear & peach esters, white pepper phenolics, with a hint of floral hop. Moderate bitterness, smooth finish.
Lovely beer really, almost call it restrained & understated compared to most Tripels, but in a good way - if that makes sense.
puboflyons (2959) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 330 ml. stubby bottle. The pour is orange with a huge, lingering white foamy head and floating sediments. Aroma of toasted pale malts, pear, apple, berry, and spice. Light to medium body. The taste is sweet at first with a spicy, peppery bite hanging up the rear. Lingering. Enjoyable.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle oro velata buona schiuma media persistenza discreto naso speziato filo erbaceo un po di esteri leggra nota fruttata secchezza media discreto amaro finale piuttosto gassata
Mortlach (1852) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours unclear golden with a decent white head. Aroma is malty, yeasts, fruity notes, peach, apricot. Flavour is very sweet, alcol is very well hidden, light bitter end, a bit unbalanced but quite good. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. Ok.