OnTheTrail (271) - Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear and golden with a huge off white head. Aroma is richly spicy, floral, white fruit, reminds me of a white wine, maybe a chardonnay. Taste is more subdued, a burst of spice, some sweetness, then some hops, a bit of alcohol on the finish. A beer for sipping and savoring.
rosskyle (382) - - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a light white head. Citrus yeast banana aroma. Medium sticky body. Citrus yeast banana clove flavor.
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bastarda (365) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@bartlebier’s 1st episode of the bierhandlung’s tasting series; an extra two points for the choice of spices - galgant and turmeric - as they subtly highlight the tripel yeasts yellow aromas of light honey, almonds, marzipan, yellow stone fruits, muscat grapes. At 9,5 abv no alcohol heat. Well done.
bartlebier (3179) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottles (bb..) at Biere mit Stil 1: Worldwide Tripel Tasting@Bierhandlung Freiburg JAN2016. - Darker beige-yellow pour. Reticent in the nose: odd dry spices, wet cereals, no abv whatsoever - but nothing luring me in either. - Has a dustiness in flavour like dried curry powder and dune sand - must be that galgant root and/or turmeric, cardamom? Flavour is minimal for a beer this big on ABV: some banana and old pineapple slices, drying hedgerow hop bitters with a whiff of citrus. Not getting much spicy phenols to turn of the spice heat or fruity esters to throw in some apple, pear of mango in the dish...while it is not an unpleasant sipper. - Had this twice since roughly 2012 and so far it has failed to really connect - yet for a tripel, this beer really tastes a bit dead inside: no real yeast character, mostly old spice.
kermis (9056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampled at The Great Beer Bar, KL. clear golden with a white head. Aroma of big Belgian yeast, banana, cardboard, light spice, malts and light fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Druss (9) - Goulburn, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden, minimal head.
Aroma of sweet malts & grains.
Taste of fruits - banana, apple, pear, with added spice, cardamom and herbs.
Interesting brew, give it a go.
RichTheVillan (5819) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden yellow pour with a big frothy off white head, aroma has honey, light spice and some yeast action, taste sweet honey, banana, some clove, sweet caramel, yeast, pleasant enough.
jmgreenuk (6743) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is rich herby, toffee, alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth, yeasty, caramel, light floral bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the great beer bar shared with Jmgreenuk.
Thick crramy white head. Cloudy golden pour. Very nice triple.
arkurzynski (2107) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold. Nose of bubblegum and Belgian yeast esters with mild fruit and a touch of booze. Flavor is sweet Belgian candy, bubblegum, yeast, and candied citrus. Smooth drink, but too sweet.