DraftAromas7 (71) - SERBIA - FEB 21, 2018 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.
Strong carbonation. Makes giant foam that spills easily. The flavour is quite sweet with notes of yeast, sugar and spices. Gives warm feeling when it goes down. Lacks any character, but drinkable. TomHendriksen (1080) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2018
Fles (gruut) thuis geprobeerd met LiekevdV. Het is een amberkleurig bier met een medium schuimkraag. Het heeft een kruidige geur. De smaak is moutig vol en kruidig met een lichte peper nasmaak. malibrat (226) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ovako, miris Tripela ima ...ono slad, kvasac, cvijetno mirišljav i citron . Okus je slab. Jedino šta je 'dosta' gorak baš Tripelast, ali ne prate ga drugi okusi. Tu fali malo voća i mrvicu slatkoće. Tjelo je slabe punoće. Ali najveća zamjerka je 'vrlo reska' gaziranost , baš ono 'oštra'. Ne znam šta bi reko ...hmm ...pokušavam naći neku dobru točku ali ne ide mi ...slabo je to meni, očekivao sam dosta više bdleedahl (712) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 29, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 Very very light in colour. But quite flavourful. All around well made clean beer that is well balanced and not too bitter. De englebewaarder Amsterdam AcctError487384 (136) - - JAN 26, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2018 medium white head, chestnut golden light brown coloured body, fruity herbs malts warming some sweet smell, high co2 medium bitter, herbs warming malts taste some creamy texture
Taboada (1583) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - JAN 24, 2018
Tasted at Brugs. Golden to orange colour with a nice and medium foamy white head. Lot of carbonation. Aroma is malty and grassy with a slightly hoppy touch. Taste is medium malty and grainy. Yeasty finish. Next one please! julesxxl (545) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2018 (nez levure & miel, bouche sans plus, gingembre & poivre, sucre palmesque, amertume & longueur métallique médiocres) MikeWinands78 (10) - Valkenburg aan de geul, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 Wazig blond bier, goed van smaak zoals een tripel hoort te zijn. Mooie schuimkraag die ook goed van smaak is. JaKeAFC (1332) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2017
75cl bottle. Golden color light haze, bubbly white head. Aroma is malty, bready, spices (gruut). Taste a bit thick, starchy. Clean finish. Decent but not my preference in the style. Tasche39 (487) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2017
Cerveza belga muy neutra con mucha grasificación y poco sabor, aunque el predomina es el alcoholico.