Tuuker (40) - - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma: Yeast, grassy hops, stonefruits
Appearance: Straw golden color, lacing foam.
Taste: Malty, balanced sweetness, peppery after taste, little bitterness, nettles
Palate: Nice full mouthfeel
Overall: very nice triple tderoeck (11096) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2010
25/09/2010 - 75cl @ Karakterbierfestival Bissegem BlackHaddock (8139) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Pours a bright yellow to almost orange beer, fine white head, disappears quickly. Smell has a lot of honey, sugar, candy. MF is very sparkling, even though it has lacked fermentation in the bottle. Full body. Taste of roasted malts, honey, nuts and hopbitters. Aftertaste is hopbitter, spices and bitter lemon.
This 0.75 Litre cork and caged bottle was taken at the lovely bar/tasting room of D’elices Et Caprices in Brussels during Dec 2011. The brew is based on the regular Jessenhofke (which has garlic in it) and has extra spices added to those already in the base beer: all the spices are listed on the back label.
Our glasses held a slightly hazy body of orange coloured beer, on top a well formed but thin white head, the third pour was a bit cloudier as the sediment left the bottle with the remaining beer.
The aroma was an interesting mix of yeasts, herbs and a sweet smell from the malts and other spices used.
The taste is a good blend of flavours, sweet and yet semi-bitter, fruity, herbal and earthy, all at the same time. It isn’t bold or brash; more of a subtle, gentle feel to the taste and mouth feel. Carbonisation was just about right and suited the beer nicely.
I had another bottle on New Years Eve and found it just as pleasant as the one I reviewed when in Brussels. tania_nexust (239) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Pours fairly bright - left the sediment in the bottle. Fairly effervescent, Aroma is of a fairly typical Belgian tripel - alcohol quite dominant, some hops coming through, a herb/spice note and a sweet lift at the end. Flavour is of a bitterish tripel, with some hints of complexity from the herbs and additives, but this is tantalisingly short of bringing bigger flavours to the party. It’s certainly lovely and drinkable - so if that’s what was being aimed for, then it’s a great success. But it would be a little more interesting to have some of those flavour components coming out a bit more.