heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2008
#401... 0.33 l bottle from belgianshop.com. This turquoise nun poured murky orange to golden body with big white head. Orange aroma, pretty sharp, spiced with cinnamon and some honey. It’s yeasty, just like in the flavor, which is hanging between sour and bitter all the time. Orange peel, bit of lemon, some mild spices are components of its full body. Alcohol is very well hidden. Sharp and strong finish. Although it have many school characteristics of the style, it’s not so typical, as it’s quite sharp with its sourness and bitterness, so many won’t like it. It’s more than fine for me so I’m happy to choose 3 Abdis to note my 400th rating. Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
At vonk slijterij zaandam (nl) Golden/red, fruits, carbonation, nice to drink but nothing special. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, 8.2%. Spicy, yeasty aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Fruity and spicy flavour. Good alcohol level. yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a dense, huge and slight off-white head. Yeasty and light fruity aroma. Flavour is light woody and mild spiced. Light spiced note into the finish. shrubber85 (11382) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2008
Bottle. Orange spice and vinegar aroma. Hazy orange amber with small head. Slightly sour apple vinegar and fruity bread flavor. Interesting - a triple with some lambic/sour ale characteristics without the strong alcohol/acidity that is more typical of the style.
Tranquillity (2321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottled. Subbery, a bit foul and chemical aroma. Almost orange colour, small off-white head. Taste very sour, almost vinegary, with some apple. Very disappointing. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle: Poured a light brown with a carbonated streams, the head is medium to large with a off white lacing. Aroma is fruit and sweet. The taste is fruit with a citrus bite, there is also some sugary caramel malt. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 330ml bottle (Blegianshop) BB: Mar11Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2008
Dark hazy orange, small head. Sour and a little rubbery apple aroma, also quite crotchy. Lively carbonation in the mouth. Taste is even more crotchy. However, it’s also quite malty. The sour nature is too ’off’. Long hoppy finish, but it’s still way too crotchy. A bigger glug filling the whole mouth is better as you get more malt and some pepperiness too, which reduce the impact of the salty and sour crotchiness. Not really looking forward to having this again. (5:3:5:2:10=2.5)
Rerate: BB2011/03, drunk 2011/07 (6:3:6:3:11=2.9)
Not so much funk, perhaps a hint of crotch, certainly no sour. Taste is marmitey. Some bitter tingle. Not really benefited from ageing.
In short: Very simple sweet Belgian Blonde Ale. No default per say but very forgettable.Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
How: Bottle 330ml, probably around 6 months old.
The look: Cloudy dark golden body with a short-lived off-white head
In long: Grainy and sugary texture. Candy sugar very apparent. The light fruity flavours do not feel like “real” fruits, more like fruit-flavoured hard-candies. Satisfying mouthfeel. Citric hops with barely any bitterness. A little sugary alcohol in the finish. A Tripel? If you say so. To me this is a ultra basic sweet Strong Belgian Blonde Ale. As essential to the Abbey Tripel scene as a potato peeler in a Formula-1 mechanic toolbox.
Warm golden with a nice head and a fruity, malty aroma. The flavour has citrus, fruit, apple, caramel and malt and the finish is nice and citrussy. 1994