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RATINGS: 2507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Enchanting and enlightening, this golden, frothy ale boasts an intriguing herbal aroma, warming alcohol esters on the tongue and light, but firm body to finish. Exotic spices add subtle notes to both the aroma and flavor. Strong, sensual and satisfying.

SeasonalAleMan's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeasonalAleMan (6) - USA - DEC 29, 2005
Nice flavored ale with a bit of rustick wheat taste to it. Various flavors of honey, fruits within. Rather hard to find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (450) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (362) - - JUN 21, 2016
Aroma of cloves, bananas, and esters. Taste is apricot, clove, coriander,fresh bread, black pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1622) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
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


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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (440) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hikeg (242) - - JUN 13, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (421) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nurmis (247) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (117) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2016 Can, 12 fl oz. Pours light gold/amber, moderately cloudy, and with a little visible carbonation. White-ish head doesn’t stick around long. Sweet on the nose with a big fruity belgian yeast hit - lots of banana and other esters - maybe some apple. Sweet and buttery malt with a fair bit of honey, and of course the advertised spices - picking up some the coriander too. Little bit of booze as expected. Taste wise the flavour profile retains the sweet and buttery malt characteristic to begin with before giving way to a fairly spicy, almost peppery finish which lingers a while. Cloves and coriander again here with some more herbal notes coming in. Less booze on the taste than on the nose - very warming though. Medium to full-bodied with a thick, creamy texture yet surprisingly lively carbonation, which along with the added spice means this brew has a bit more bite than your average tripel. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (1024) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear golden colour, thin white head. Sweetish malty, spicy aroma, with apples and floral notes. The flavour is sweetish malty, with mango, apples, banana notes. Warm, spicy finish. The alcohol is a bit too prominent, but otherwise not bad.

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