omhper (25161) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark amber, small head. Almondy and syrupy, full bodied and really sweet with thick mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with somewhat raw mouthfeel and salty licorice finish. Seems a bit rushed, perhaps longer lagering could help? Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
(On tap) Clear, dark amber - almost orangey brown - with a tiny, off-white head. Surprisingly subdued aroma - perhaps a little licorice and and yeast. Also surprisingly the body only feels medium and very unusual for a Belgian style ale the carbonation is rather low. Broad palette of flavours though, a little yeast, a little aniseed and some oranges. The alcohol is scaringly well hidden and the low carbonation makes it terribly quaffable. The finish is dry and lightly astringent and the alcohol really starts to show. 070208 Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy variegated amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of sweet burnt caramel. Taste is boozy and syrupy caramel. Spices come out as it warms. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
2016-05-31. Lightly hazy mahogany brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of fruity estery Belgian character. Light sugar and alcohol. Flavour is relatively sweet, fruity estery character, lightly sugary and caramel notes. Very light alcohol. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation, is adequate but feels thin for the style. Pretty simple but enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/15+ On tap at Galbraiths, Auckland, NZ. phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, spices, alcohol, herbal notes, yeast, hops, malt, nuts, and bubblegum. Flavor is equally complex, and smooth from the lower carbonation due to the cask conditioning. Full bodied, malty, fruity, nutty, with warming alcohol and a dry finish. I liked this one a lot; probably a slight edge to the POW IPA overall at Galbraith, but this is a very nice tripel for a place that seems to specialize in English-style bitters.
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Copper-orange beer. Sweet and malty with a spicy yeast aroma, light earthiness. Flavour shows light yeasty fruit, bubble-gum, and a touch of apple and nutmeg. Also fairly well-hopped, especially for this style. Lingering bitterness. As it warms some orange peel and other baking spices come forward. I was surprised to see a brewery that specializes in English-style beers pull off a Belgian so successfully. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8420-20160531] Tap. Licorice toast and light grains aroma. Clear, red brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grains booze up front in the flavour follows with a zesty toasted citrus peel aftertaste. Medium body. Odd. (7/3/5/2/12) 2.9
skortila (5875) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
(@ Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland, NZ)
On cask @ Galbraiths’, Auckland. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has toasty malts, bit spicyness. Clear, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has toasty caramel malts, some spicy tones, bit dust. TimE (5829) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
very rich malty character with notes of caramel milk chocolate and cherries. Rich warming. Not massive complexity but well made and enjoyable. Alcohol is a bit present TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2008
It’s been a long time coming this rating - the consequence of this ale typically being the perfect end of the night tipple when your palate is no good for rating any more. Draught from the brewpub of course, sitting a cloudy copper brown in its large and very heavy dimpled glass goblet. A sweet malty aroma, with plums and slightly nutty. A warming and malt palate that carries nutty flavours with hints of oranges. A good hoppy presense which brings apricot and berries to the mouth, with touches of yoghurt. The finish is nicely bittering and dry. A beautiful beer for a beautiful pub.