Lubiere (13081) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden ale with a super rich creamy white head. Aroma is very fruity ans sweet, with notes of vanilla, cardamom, cream and light alcohol. In mouth, an interestingly sweet fruity cream, notes of bubblegum, light coriander and belly warning alcohol in final. A bit too sweet for me, but very engaging, this one. Bieropholie import.
fonefan (45181) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, light hoppy, light to moderate yeasty, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110208)
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold blond beer with a nice white head. Spicy and breadlike aroma and taste. Nicely balanced. Cinnamon? Very nice. It doesn’t always have to be a bitter beer.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: Basic sweet and fruity tripel with citrusy hops and dry finish. Ok.
How: Bottle 330ml, probably 3 months old or so.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body with a medium off-white head leaving good lacings
In long: Fruity flavours dry oranges, bananas and citrus juice blend in with the sweetness that reminds me of a crusty sugar pie. Fluffy chewy body, rather yeasty. Finish is surprisingly dry despite the citrusy hops taste being more dominant than the dry grassiness. A bit spicy with the usual coriander but only a little. Competent Tripel but there are plenty of far better options to chose from in this classic genre. Conventional. If all Apostles were so unadventurous they would have talked Jesus into settling down and taking a job at the market. There would have been no Bible and therefore no wars.
TaktikMTL (7136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de citron et d’épices avec une pointe de pomme. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de poivre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement astringent. (Rating #1316)
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:fruity and honey.....
Appearance:clear gold-honey ,light head..
Flavor:Light honey-fruity "peachy"....
SHIG (4722) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a copper color with an off white color head. The aroma is sweet and almost veggy like to my nose, possible fruit in there as well. Nice sweet malt with that suttle fruit and spice, finish was just hoppy enough to bring real character to this triple!
rederic (3275) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy honey gold hue, with a thick white head, yeasty, sweet pale malt nose, with a subtle spicy coriander accent, a faint fruity orange note, with a mild honeyed aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, spritzy, fruity character, with a peachy, orange peel fruitiness, with a coriander spicy note, with some sweet honeyed pale malt accents, with a warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a fruity, warm, dry hop finish.
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Banana esters and vanilla ice cream flow through a grassy and citrusy hop cologne in this lively and creamy Tripel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rocky, mountainous head of foam laces all around the cloudy beige golden.
-Carbonation is fluffy and active, as one would expect from this Belgian style.
-The mouthfeel is reasonably full, yet the overall effect is quite drinkable.
-Alcohol is not a factor in the flavor profile.
-The wheel has not been reinvented here, it’s just been replicated flawlessly. This was a mighty tasty surprise!
Bottled on 07/12/2006.
probstblueribbon (3759) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle via Lubiere, served at cellar temp in a tulip glass. AU16/07
App.: Clear golden, foamy white head.
Aroma: Apples and pome fruits, yeast and dough, light coriander and spice, light caramel and sugar.
Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation, lightly astringent.
Flav.: Much like the nose, fruits, light spices, off-dry, alcohol is present in the finish.
Fair, but I’m no disciple of this apostle...