fletchfighters (1529) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
A-- Poured a burnt orange color. Fairly large egg white head that settled down to one finger. Has sticky lacing and shows no real carbonation.
S-- Spicy, sweet and a big alcohol nose on this. The malt is pretty much overwhelmed by the sweet and alcohol nose. Still has the biscuit like quality though. More like a spiced sponge cake.
T-- Alcohol, sweet, and orange. Like the glazing of a pineapple upside down cake in a lot of ways. A little more of a tropical taste to this. A little hot though.
M-- Creamy but not overly carbonated. Could use a lot less sugar. Much heavier than other triples. The yeast taste is very missing in this. Alcohol carries on to the mouthfeel as well. Still a very hot beer and you are reminded in every sip it is 9.8%.
O-- Too big and too much booze Was very rough in spots ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2010
A Christmas day tipple which alongside Deus and Super HY beer was the beginning of the end of a very enjoyable though messy afternoon in Bunbury last year. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 12, 2010
Into a stumpy chalice well cooled in the chiller to match the heat of midday in the al fresco. Sunny, orange amber, bright as bright for the first two glasses. Head develops in the pour, settles a good inch thick and just off white, good retention, smudgy lacing. Spicy and tickling, tropical fruit nose; strong sense of guava and cantaloupe adding doughyness, some lychee and green papaya give it freshness. A little banana too and some subtle yeasty notes but nothing off putting. Strong, juicy sweet and sour mix of fruit in the mouth. Bursts with ripe citrus, cantaloupe and some peach tartness not seen in the aroma. Creamy, full mouthfeel, some candy adding depth. Mildly warming swallow masks the high ABV well and dries out somewhat the sweet, tangy fruit of the palate. Length is just more drawn, tangy fruit and mild spice, a mild vinous note ensues with subtlety. Very clean tasting, beautifully refreshing and an all-in-all great drop from this brewer who impressed me with this one. Another two bottles await this years Christmas brunch. Very nice (75cL, Bottle 3667 & 3672, from the supplier at the Beer Store Morley)
Hey this is pretty good (and sensational packaging to boot). Looks the absolute real deal in the glass - apricot orange complete with Westmalle-esque floaties! Nose is a little tame and doesn’t give much more than some mild stewed fruits. Palate shows sweet characters and an almost doughy flavour. Some aniseed as well. Lower fizz than expected (and perhaps needed). ABV makes its presence felt on the finish but well hidden. Very legit interpretation. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2009
Champagne bottle. Bright orange colour with good white head that disappeared pretty quickly. Quite sweet for the style with some floral notes. Medium body with some bitterness nera the end. Not a bad effort DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2009
Big champagne-style bottle with a nice faux-wax (i.e. plastic) gold seal. Bottle #2429 of 4500. Honey golden pour with a frothy white head that didn’t have quite the same staying power as the saison. Sweet honeyish aroma, phenolic, with a nice spiciness. Sweet hay, chamomile, spices. Mildly phenolic. Finish is quite warm. A little too sweet and simple, but again a nice effort.
gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2008
Medium frothy head on an orange pour,some decent carbonation.Aroma bread notes,malt lemon fruit.Flavour vinous malty sweet mild tang of fruit,orange,bitter lemon and coriander,ginger note.Finish bitter full lasting taste. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2008
Mildly undercarbonated for the style,
Aroma of light malt, alcohol, and carbonates? alkaseltzer?
Palate was ok when cold, bust once warmed up a strange slickness and this alkaseltzer type flavour kicked in.
Quite dissapointing. While the packaging is beautiful, 800ml was a tough journey bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
First tried at WABA beer week launch at the Loft. Had this bottle sitting in my fridge for several weeks and now is as good as time as ever. Light in colour as well as body, carbonation seemed a little flat, fortunately it does not taste strongly of alcohol, kept going back for more at the loft but struggled to drink 800ml at home by myself. Still for an Aussie Tripel the masses shouldn’t hate it. frothbro (4) - or this, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2008 does not count
This beer is well crafted and superbly presented. Both spicy and fruity tones compliment each other in a symphonic balance. Finished clean and crisp with a moreish quality. My only negatively entrained comment would be more head retention and lacing required.
Very good example considering Australia is a long way from Westmalle!