stoffelke (61) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle 33cl from AsterX in Rumst. Pours hazy golden to orange with a medium white head. Nose: malts, sweet sugar, some fruits. Medium carbonation. Overall sweet sugar taste, some malts and fruits pops up. Not so much bitterness to be spotted.
Average one this! Bierridder_S (1221) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2017
28/07/2017 @home - 33cl bottle shared by jerre.
Cloudy yellow, just a small rim as a head. Nose is is sweet malty, low spice, banana. Taste is sweet malts, banana, honey. Not brilliant. Jerre (3858) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2017
Geproefd bij Bierridder op 28 juli 2017 van 33 cl fles. Helder blond, met witte schuimkraag. Aroma: zoet,
Donkerblond met witte kraag.
Aroma: zoet, fruitig (wat banaan), mout, kruigentoets.malty, alcohol, sugary, floral, yeast. MF: lively carbon, medium body.
Smaak: zoet moutig, honlng, fruitig (banaan), tikje kruidig, klein bittertje.
Heel gewone tripel. tderoeck (10877) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2017
15/VII/17 - 33cl bottle from some night shop near Suikerrui (Antwerp) @ post-Billies cool-down at 77ships’ place (Antwerpen) - BB: 30/IX/18 (2017-1031) Thank to Erwin for sharing the bottle!Alengrin (5996) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2017
Clear orange beer, big irregular foamy off-white yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, malty, alcohol, sugary, floral, yeast. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: bit malty, rather sweet, some banana and banana peel, vanilla notes, alcohol is very noticeable. Aftertaste: sweet, grains, a lot of yeast, not a big fan of this one.
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Apparently a new tripel commissioned by a group of hobby brewers at Boelens, who has actively been doing commissioned beers at a high rate in the past years - maybe taking advantage of the fact that nearby ’Proef’brouwerij is a lot harder to get in than before, with all that Danish gypsy brewery activity going on there... Spotted this bottle by coincidence in a night shop in central Antwerp, returned there afterwards for cigarettes at which point Erwin purchased it, and shared it at 77ships’s place. Textbook cobweb-lacing, off-white, irregular, stable head, hazy peachy-hued ’old gold’ robe. Aroma of soggy white bread, hay, coriander seed, turnip, pear, cooked potatoes, celery, banana, some vague DMS. Fruity, bit estery onset, banana as expected, pear and peach hints, supple mouthfeel, fizzy but not overcarbonated. Dryish bread crust- and cereal-like malt body, phenolic effects retronasally along with soapy coriander seed and an earthy, mildly spicy, floral hop bitter touch. Very stereotypical, I do not see why yet another cliché tripel has to be added to the already overcrowded market for this type of beers in Belgium, but technically okay.
77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
Thank you Alengrin! Procured at a night store & shared from the inside pocket of his jacket. Things were long weird by this point. Beautiful! “Late night” tasting @ home. 330 ml. bottle sampled. I am not interested in the whole Belgian Tripel scene or what Boelens makes. Lots of fans in Belgium but I am not one of them. Hazy orange, big creamy white head. Nose is sweet chemical Boelens rubbish soap, bland, industrial affair,… Taste is weird alcoholic standard Boelens plastic low fish guts, oily plastic,… Body is chemical, soap, plaster,… The usual stuff, not my thing at all.