john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017 alassio (96) - USA - APR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing balance of smoothness, yeastiness, touch of sweetness, brightness, and a warm blast of hops. 9.2% Alc is prominently placed on the label, and that makes it all the more enjoyable (both the placing on the label, and in the bottle). As tripels go, this is zesty, brilliantly carbonated, warm and wonderful.
Bottle. BBE date Nov 2011; Drank Oct 2010 - Copper in colour. Yeasty; lots of floaties and thick sediment. Spicy. Fruity; citrus orange, apple and peach. Malty; caramel, candy sugar. Hoppy; floral citrusy hops. Alcohol quite evident. Sweet spicy fruity with a bitter hoppy edge. Dry bitter hoppy finish. (2010-10)
sjogro (4405) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Jim/John is back tasting. Bottle courtesy of scott. Unclear orange with very quickly diminishing head. Honey sweet, alcoholic, rye-ish, grainy, apple, banana, white raisans, dried banana, old pineapple, coriander. Quite sweet. Smooth full bodied, oily and slick. No carbonation. kermis (14171) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Very hazy golden orange with no real head. Aroma of malt, toffee, woody notes and fruits. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Maakun (6017) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Slight hazy orange golden with head that lasts a few seconds. Sherry, lots of oxidized notes, grainy, apricot, alcohol, light honey. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel and barely any carbonation. Way past its prime. jmgreenuk (9703) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a murky orange amber with little life. The aroma is toffee caramel malt. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich caramel alcoholic spicy, light hop palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (10178) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 16, 2016
75cl bottle shared at the Jim/John is back tasting.
Almost no head. Hazy golden pour. Fruity aftertaste. It’s aged well. Quack-Duck (9487) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
bottle from a trade with bierkoning a few years back. Amber colour, mids-iezd white head. Malty start, spicy hints, some vanilla and honey. Shy caramel and raisins in the finish. RichTheVillan (8026) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear Amber pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has apple and candied fruit, taste has spice, sweet caramel, fruit, tangerine, some citrus action, light bitterness, aggressive carbonation. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish with hints of dark fruit. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, minerals, fruit, and grass. Flavor of grass, minerals, yeast, caramel, melon, and herbs.