BrewMstr (187) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at wendover beer festival. Clear golden pour, very light taste for 9.5ABV. Beautiful golden ale spice and finish. DRINK WITH CARE.
kustie (842) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with long lasting nice head. Aroma has yeast, malt, apples, some sweet banana and herbs. Taste is malty sweet with long somewhat bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, citrus, alcohol, spices.
Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home, from Alko Stockman, Tampere, Finland. Strong still quite fresh taste with sweet malts, banana, some wheat and some artificial spices. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweeter malts and a hint of banana. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Resembles real abbey’s, but doesn’t have any earthy nuances or organic touch.
Dorkenstein (412) - - JUN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of cloves, bananas, and esters. Taste is apricot, clove, coriander,fresh bread, black pepper.
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 BJCP Category: 26C Belgian Tripel
AROMA: Plenty of pale malt and yeast ester spices. Light banana; lemon peel; coriander? 9/12
APPEARANCE: Maize hue; cloudy body but CO2 visible. Small, white foam. 2/3
FLAVOR: 1-2 combo of peppery spice and citrus flavor. Grainy sweet malt with minor honey presence. Some coriander or similar spice on the finish; though the nature esters impart plenty of flavor, too. Alcohol is a minor, but contributing component of the palette. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Carbonation is strong, but fine. Body is medium and comfortable in the mouth. Alcohol warmth is noticeable, but subtle. Not as strong as you’d think. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I’ve had this on tap and it was outstanding; bottle isn’t quite as good (and possibly aged). Definitely to-spec and satisfying, though. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 38/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Melnis (487) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP. ESTERIISHI, GRAADIGUMS JUTAMS, VAREJA BUT LABAKS BALANSINS. BET NU LABS TRIPELIS AR LABIEM GRAADIEM. :)
Hikeg (265) - - JUN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear medium amber with large white long lasting head with good lacing. Aroma is herbal, esters, straw, grass. Belgian yeast, medium bitter, long finish, medium sweet. Medium to full body, oily texture, high carbonation. Solid.
Lambister (436) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5 cl bottle from our lovey monopoly. Pours clear, golden with a small, off-white head. Nose has sweet malt and fruit with belge style yeasts and noticeable alcohol. Richl body with loads of spices and malt. Too much belgian style still and all that honey.
Nurmis (344) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours golden with medium sized white head. Yeast, banana, floral hops and spices, some notes of alcohol. Medium sweetness and bitterness, some sourness in the aftertaste too.
Theydon_Bois (16653) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Sheps, 09/06/16.
Clear golden with a decent off White head.
Nose is candied fruit peel, cantaloupe melon, sweet malt, yeast esters, tangerine.
Taste comprises light caramel, pinch of white pepper, candyfloss, Belgium yeast esters, tangy citric, light hopping, bubblegum.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, light rising alcohol in the close.
Solid for style ... never too sweet or cloying ... well worthy of its top 50 style status .... One of a few of this ilk I would happily return to!