77ships (4403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx to Travlr. 75 cl. bottle sampled. Hazy bright orange with an okay creamy white head. Nose is brett, orange, light yeast, children aspirin, quite lactic,… Taste is lot of brett in the taste, very explosive with lots of carb. lightly lactic, tart; touch old, moldy apple, child aspirin, strong bitter, touch lactic lemon,… Explosive carb. Nice but not entirely there.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the source, shared at kraddel’s 21st birthday tasting in Antwerp. Almost a gusher. Cloudy golden color, large fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of vanilla, cider, lemon, very subtle barnyard. Taste is smooth brandied applesauce, light spice, pepper, dust. Hi carbonation. Delicious.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a Westbrook snifter. Bottled September 10, 2012. Big thanks to rnorgart for the bottle!
A: Pours a hazy amber color with a frothy yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick film and leaves a lot of soapy lace down the glass.
S: There are a ton of awesome smells going on. Brandy barrel, some light green apple with a subtle tartness. Sweet malt bill, a little pale in nature with minimal yeasty notes coming through. A little oaky as well with a touch of funk.
T: The base tripel really comes on in the flavor profile with the accompanying brandy barrel. Apple tartness, fruity Belgian yeast with a little bubble gum. Mild funk with some dry oak barrel.
M: Medium light bodied with a very yeasty and dry finish. Ample medium high carbonation that makes pretty drinkable for a drying, 10% tripel.
O: The nose was excellent on this beer and it was nice that the base tripel still shown through on the taste. The few other barrel treatments I’ve had of this beer have been a little too barrel forward so this was a nice treat.
Serving type: bottle
maxwelldeux (3866) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a bottle share. Holy crap this is amazing... the first blast you get is of the apple, which shocked me based on the style. There is some definite sweetness that comes through from the apple, the brandy, and the Belgian yeast, but the sweetness is balanced out well. It’s quite smooth and easy to drink, yet slightly rich. Great brew.
burg326 (3979) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured a light amber orange color with aromas of apple brandy soaked bread with some light spice. Flavors were livht oak, bread, some spice and a decent amount of apple brandy. This was outstanding, so glad I have another bottle of this liquid gold!
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured copper-orange with a thin head. Nose had a huge amount of brandy character. Nice tasting, apple brandy, oak, booziness. Also malted grains, bread, a big amount of sweetness with faint yeast notes. But that brandy really over-powered this beast.
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Huge props to whoever brought this.. Pours a hazy golden color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, whisky, butterscotch, faint wood. The taste is wood, soy, brandy, peppery notes and bready malts. Full bodied, a little rough, but otherwise excellent.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks, Chris! Thanks, Chris! Brandy and some oak. Light alcohol. A bit heavy oak in flavor. Moderate booze. No real tripel underneath.
Huhzubendah (2726) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris.
The beer is orange with a thin head, appearing mildly hazy. The aroma brings a touch of fruity malt, oak, yeast. The apples and booze emerge much more in the flavor than the aroma. A tad tart in the finish. Pronounced oak presence throughout. Sweetness from the brandy. Booze presence is there but not a barrier to enjoyment. Overall, this was tasty, albeit in small quantities.