tderoeck (10615) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2018
16/X/17 - 341ml bottle from Geers (Oostakker), shared @ home - BB: 19/XII/16 (or was this bottle date? Probably, cause it only showed up on the shelves in July 2017) (2017-1793) GarageBrewer80 (712) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
Clear blond to orange beer, big creamy off-white head, irregular bit stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty fruity start, yeast, some banana, sweet malts. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet and sugary malts, some strawberry jam, soft bitterness, alcohol, some tropical fruits, grapefruit touch. Aftertaste: bitter, sweet malts, caramel, alcohol, some citrus, fruity, bit sugary, jam. More of a young barley wine than a Tripel, if you ask me. Misses the typical Belgian (banana) yeast profile to be classified as a Tripel.
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Flaska inköpt i Rom. Disig, bärnstensfärgad med vit skumkrona. Doft av knäck, torkad frukt, multna löv, äppelkompot och choklad. Söt, lite spritig och brännande munkänsla. Smak av knäck, torkade frukter, mjölkchoklad, portvin och lite dill. kepano (283) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Pours with virtually no head. A few big bubbles over a viscous, resiny amber color. The aroma is distinctive and nothing like a typical tripel. Juicy hops that suggest pineapple, orange and passion fruit. Subtle depth comes from burnt caramel and peppery spice. Wow. Super herbaceous on the tongue. The bitterness is not aggressive but approaches you from all sides. A combination of grapefruity hops, burnt sugar and dry spices create a rather medicinal brew. Heavy sweetness is present in the form of molasses and mango chutney, but counterbalanced by slight saltiness and herbal flavors of rosemary and bay leaf. A very odd brew, but curiosity keeps me coming back for another sip. Finishes on a strong peppery note. The strange combination of flavors harmonize surprisingly well. A fun beer to have when you're in the mood for something different. jinroh (2455) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Yellow, slight haze. Bit of white foam. Sweet Belgian yeast nose, honey and grains. Slight sour edge there. Decently hopped so the sweetness is well covered and drinks much smoother than I expected. Nice herbal sweet-dry finish. Well done, tripel I can drink. 90 (922) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2017
Very nice hoppy aroma and some yeast. Very nice firm white head. Creamy head. Very nice palate. Very creamy. Nice balance hop and yeast in taste. Very smooth. Nearly too smooth?
Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle. Looks like a Belgian with that bright orange gold hue. Hazy and sporting a larger almost white head. Active carbonation rises slowly. A rich fruity and yeasty aroma. Feel is also rich. That rich fruit is tasted along with alcohol. Bread and yeast are prominent. Toffee, tangerine. There is a lot to ferment here. Good.