sitzds (280) - - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured into a shaker pint. Yellow-orange and hazy the beer is topped by a three finger rocky white head that settles to an uneven finger high foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma is spicy, green apple, young grapes, citrus, grass, and bread. Flavor is fruity yeast and spicy bitterness. Some grape juice sweetness, citrus zest, and alcohol which comes on the swallow. A solid medium-plus body that’s lightened up by active carbonation, creamy texture, on the semi-sweet side of dry on the finish.
Alengrin (2) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The ’mother of tripels’, the archetype of this genre, easily available in even the most depressing of night shops or train station bars, in my view one of the most classical of Belgian ales. Off-white, sticky, stable lacing, colour deep golden blonde, misty after adding the ’fond’. Malty, yeasty and fruity, warming aroma of grapefruit, apple cake, old cheese, gin, mango, banana, unripe pear, cloves, dried lemon peel, sour cream, white pepper; taste begins fruity in a dryish way, clear presence of curaçao, quite vivid carbonisation resulting in a dry effect, malty (honeyish, pilsener, caramel), supple and rich, aftertaste peppery hops with a lingering bitter as well as ’jenever’-like, warming alcohol, not disturbing. I do prefer the 75 cl version, however, which is noticeably softer and more elegant.
StueyD (1108) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mid golden yellow coloured beer with a front white head. A light fruity aroma, tropical fruit, lychee, mango, plus a hint of dusty malt. Medium-dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a tart, tropical fruit flavour, with some sour yeasty flavours coming through. Then a sweeter, slightly cloying malt taste appears giving the all-round taste of boiled sweets! The finish is fruity.
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Holmen2 (640) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale straw colour. Persistent white head. Aroma of banana, lime and spices. Similar taste. Long aftertaste. Complex.
Madsen1635 (194) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow/golden pour with lots of sedimentation and small white head. Aroma has sweet malt and yeast. Taste is sweet and very balanced. Lots of tasty notes but to sweet for my taste.
Jorn69 (763) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Lilla Puben, Kalmar. Spicy and yeasty with some acidic and fruity notes, banana, bitter, some alcohol notes. The finish is dry and bitter with spicy and yeasty notes.
Shark_Pants (146) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy straw colour with a beautiful 3 finger white head. Aromas of belgian yeast, honey, spiced bread and tropical fruit. Taste includes lemon, malts, honey, spices. The fantastic yeast is very prominent straight up with the dry hops and peppery finish taking over the back end. A little booziness. Fairly full bodied. Excellent tripel.
manuelMTL (32) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 33 cl bottle. Yellow-golden hazy colour with thick head. Fruity and spicy nose with esther notes. Sweet apple pie and oranges. Strong alcoholic, spicy taste. Belgian yeast and complex fruit flavours. Long bitter finish. Great mouthfeel! Excellent triple!
Dzhigga (110) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange hazy color with huge head. Aroma of fruits and yeast. Taste is complex with different notes. Full-bodied with the alcohol in the main role. Then goes bitter aftertaste. Not the fan of strong beer, but this one is definitely worth trying.
Pepinis (23) - SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza de color anaranjado con una muy buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. Compleja en aromas y sabores, destaca principalmente la malta que porporciona aromas afrutados (plátano, ciruela, orejones) y florales. Su sabor a malta es intenso, notas de bizcocho y pan están presentes seguidas de las notas frutales. Su alto contenido alcohólico está bien integrado y apenas se nota en el gusto. Muy encorpada, en el retrogusto nos deja malta y un suave dulzor residual. (Botella 330 ml)
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours bright golden with big white head. Nose is bananas, orange and brown sugar. Lots of carbonation and alcohol. Great tripel.