Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Expiration date of 16/12/12. Clear golden, beige head. Nose: malts, rich on spices (coriander, vanilla) and sugarish. Has in the back a bit of carbon board (karton but this is due to the aging. Taste: spices, white wine/grapes, marzipan. Creamy, sweet finish but with some hope bitterness in the back. the 10% alcohol is well hidden in this one. beer is most about spices, while this is balanced, might get boring after a while. Although expiration date has passed with one year, the beer does not feel or taste "old". Even more, pretty much in line with how I had it before and remembered accordingly. Good beer !!
77ships (7684) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 04/09/2014. This is a tripel according to the bottle. Pours amber golden, clear, creamy white head. Nose is sweet, thick white sugar, white grapes, sweet white grapes, white glazing, liqueur, cake, honey, very sweet BE yeast, white cupcakes, very pleasing smell. Tastes of honey, white grapes, thick white sugar, light condensed milk, cupcakes, clear alcohol, kumquat liqueur, bit obscured by a less interesting floral & BE yeast profile. Slightly oily, sugary, decent carb. Bit warming, quite a unique & interesting taste profile, not optimal but still very pleasing. Be sure to let this beer warm up.
berntholer (1559) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light beige ivorywhite head that disappears quickly with structured lacing. slight amber clear colour. aroma reminds me of grapes, spices like coriander and cumin. taste of spices, yeast, slight alcoholic, sweet with an aftertaste of spices and alcohol. medium carbonation and body. better than a lot of other tripels. botle 33 cl / best before 7-6-2013
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is grainy with hints of yeast Flavor is bitter with notes of yeasty, alcohol and spices. Medium bodied with a medium carbonation, dry alcohol finish.
Sten (735) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange coloured beer with sediment and a small white head. Fresh aroma of fruits, malts and a undertone of whisky. Flavour is well balanced, medium sweet, acidic and a little bit alcoholic. Pleasant brew. (Bottle 33cl)
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels; bb 29.12.12
Cloudy dark amber color, compact head. Some aroma of malt and bourbon. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, sweet malt flavor, nice bourbon oak character. Low bitterness, and some alcohol.
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl from Willems - Grobbendonk (B). Amber beer with nice off-white head, sticking to the glass. Sweet nose with bitterness of spices, obvious notes of cumin and caraway, pencil shavings. The taste is bitter-sweet, full of candi, coriander, cumin, almond, leather, wood and honey. The aftertaste always reveals honey, spices and wood. Hoppy bitterness well present.
Dedollewaitor (15492) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head and lacings. Yeast and spices. Coriander, mild anis and honey. Smooth and full bodied with a fine bitterness. Very balanced.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle at Tuulensuu Tampere, thanks hanniku! Hazy amber color. Aromas of oaky vanilla, herbal orange warming alcohol. Sweet, herbal and oaky and orangey color with woody spiciness, pepper, coriander and warming alcohol. Quite woody but luckily not too so. Pleasant.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Murky amber with a small, firm and lacy head. Meaty and peppery-spicy nose with herbs, fruit and ginger. Also the flavor is very meaty-spicy, herby, and vegetably (in a good way). Quite full body, soft CO2. An interesting "meal-in-a-bottle", but I’m not sure I’d order another one.