Hopverdju (1495) - BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2017 Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - MAR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I went to the lovely city of Brugge about 3 years ago and enjoyed a number of beers there. But this was not one of them. It has taken me until now to find this beer, and of course it shows up in Auckland. After our first day in the office my colleague the Fran and I went in search of sustenance. Anyone who has been to Enzed knows that this word is prinounced like sustunnince and so to avoid confusion we agreed that we would go in search of some ticker, er tucker. The Fran didn’t want Asian which was a bit of a disappointment as there is a good Thai place in town. After confirming that Thai was included in the genus “Asian” we decided to seek other cuisines. A tacky little Italian failed to impress and so the brainwave of the Belgian Beer Cafe sprang to mind. We negotiated our way to Vulcan Lane and went into the Occidental, which is about as ying as you can get to the Oriental yang that we were avoiding. Talking of avoiding, we were becoming quite adept at that in trying to attract the attention of the Belgian servers, both of whom sounded like they hopped off the last Aer Lingus flight from deepest darkest Oirland. This was my first beer of the night, as should behoove a beer that is yet to be rated... The appearance of this is as expected in a tripel, orange hue and a clean crisp and fluffy head of almost purest white. The Fran was amused at my attention to the olfactory, not the ageing warehouse from which the place seemed to have been converted, but the nose of this ale Certainly aromatic with citrus and pear overtones. The flavour profile to dominate is of a caramel and citrus nature, slightly phenolic which didn’t detract from what I thought to be the low hop presence. In all this is a good beer and one that was able to lead into discussions of the body language of fellow revellers and the fascinating (I am told) meaning of the Ladder Theory. The Fran didn’t give much away on this but all I can say it that one does feel a bit rung out after discussing such intricate meanings of life over a few Belgian ales. Of course the company on the night has skewed this rating to a few points higher, due to the rapier like repartee and charming wit demonstrated by the Fran. Perhaps because you are what you drink the Fran had a special affection for the Hoegaarden.
Wazig blond bier met witte wand klevende schuimkraag. Geur: hoppig, gistkarakter. Smaak: licht hopbitter, licht kruidig. Lekker. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter en wat gistkarakter. Old school tripel zonder te veel banaan geur of smaak, maar met een gezonde dosis hop. Lekker en vlot drinkbaar! wilde_joost59 (291) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle at home, a good golden color, little white head. Nice taste, I don't understand why the average for this tripel is low. It deserves better. Good tripel. loscovar (723) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle from la supérette a bières. Hazy yellow color, white head. Nice Belgian kind of yeast, grainy triple. Nice lello4ever (1194) - ITALY - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Tripel discreta piuttosto maltata e dal corpo pieno, Dorata con ampia Schiuma bianca persistente e compatta. Piaciona. jeroen88 (1) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 Lots of carbon, noticable on the pour. Foamy and prone to spilling.
Hint of herbs but undefinable, no strong flavors. Citrusy fruity tints. Goes down easy, no bitterness at all.
Expected more from this.
knight65 (112) - Dordrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2017
Zeer kruidige tripel. Schuimt te sterk, waardoor helaas iets te veel bier verloren gaat bij inschenken. Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2017
A good Tripel, rather balanced and less complex than some of its peers. I had trouble noticing the herbs and spices that I would have expected from a Gruut/Spiced Beer. oblaten (28) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2017
Cerveza belga con mucho alcohol, pero que bebe bien sin demasiado cuerpo. Un poco amarga pero no demasiado. Espumosa y agradable a la vista. Deja un gusto agradable al paladar. No está mal pero nada del otro mundo. Bijl (811) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Goudgeel en kraakhelder, veel koolzuur en een witte schuimkraag.
Belgische gist, banaan, koriander, kruidnagel, peperig, kandij suiker, iets fruitig.
Smaak: Iets metalig, licht fruitig, graan, broid/biscuit, kruidig,peperig, koriander. Lichte bitter.
Verder een beetje middelmatig. Niet slecht en niet goed.
Medium body, veel koolzuur, prikkelig en siroop achtig mondgevoel. Afdronk is spicy en fruitig. elosop (464) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2017
Dimmigt ljusorangef�rgad med ordentligt tjockt vitt skum. Doftar s�tt och kryddigt, lite malt. Smaken fyllig, maltig, lite fruktigt syrlig. Eftersmaken l�ng, lite fruktig och syrlig, n�gon sen beska.