davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tap. Top-class beer. Aromas of butter, vanilla, and caramel. Flavour is sweet, with bitter notes, and lasts for long in the mouth. Creamy palate, and full-bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy long-lasting head. AussieAl (5) - - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
This is a truly lovely beer. Even if the "Belgian" word seems scary, don’t be afraid. This is a big soft rich warming beer with fruitiness, sweetness and subtle alcohol. Like a cold northern Christmas to a Pom (me).
It’s a sipper, and it changes as it breathes and warms. DiscoForever (72) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2007
Bloody heck! This is an impressive NZ-made Belgian beer. I could drink too much of this. Actually 8.7% now and served in a huge chunky goblet. Winey aroma with fruit preserves. Chewy bubblegum, viscous... Firm, strong dry and yeasty, full taste, sweet and bitter and lightly sour too. It’s big and balanced - I was reminded of Delerium Tremens. Good cold, a fireside treat. Will have to try again and not after so many other beers... 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. kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2008
Ahhhh another late night finisher....one of my favourite memories of this beer is Matt’s wife drinking 6 in 2 hours and us having to carry her to the taxi! Pours a deep red in the glass with hints of spice in the aroma, herbal and winey in the palate...a lovely drop!
tyrrell (10) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2008
Being a big fan of the Belgian styles I was keen as mustard to try this (being from Wellington I had to wait for a suitable occassion to drop into Galbraiths to try) It didn’t dissapoint, I could have easily have supped on this all night if it wasn’t for it’s 8.7 strength. Probably slightly overly hopped for my palate for this style (imho) but this didn’t detract from a gorgeous colour and rich aroma and beautiful creamy head which lasts most of the glass. I think the big challenge for beers like this is to avoid the overly volatile alcohol flavours - Ressurrection succeeds - definately one of my fav New Zealand beers in my favorite style. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Hashigo Zake
- Nose is like a bitter caramel with other subtle spices and dark pecans;
- Dark brown but translucent and clear minimal lacing and head;
- Bitter and sweet;
- Low carbonation, slightly sticky after, and a tad astringent, full bodied;
Great ale. JoeMcPhee (9550) - 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. phaleslu (10668) - 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.