blankboy (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2018 Dacrza (1084) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE: May 7, 2017.... OCCASION: Game night is over, but Game of Thrones-themed beer never fails to deliver... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip snifter.... pours a medium amber body that floats some serious driftwood as sediment... the head is white as the North, just as resilient and foamy with appropriate lacing.... a swirling centrifuge twists violently in its midst... lacing is appreciable and organized... first aroma kicks of banana, bubblegum. candied apple, honey, and toasted oats--quite a nostril full... the impact of its sip is full on at the teeth, with an awakening of the throat as well... medium-bodied, but no fooling its 9% ABV--and no apologies, considering its namesake... the wheat is detectable, making for a deliciously soft balance between the oats and hops (which suggest Saaz or Tettnanger) that evokes a breezy, flowery setting--perfect for a spring night such as this... goodness, there is something strange at work in this one, like Arya Stark’s time in the House of White and Black.... should this be celebrated as a tremendous one-off with distinctive character, or written off as simply another fine Ommegang Belgian that will sneak up and hammer my consciousness once I finish it? God bless Ommegang for their tireless work to bring savory Belgian fare with subtle variations that make each release a celebration in its own right.... short lived but highly recommended....
[Bottle (750ml)] Pours a cloudy golden-orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Yeasty and bready aroma along with some sweet honey, a hint of banana and light spices. Flavour of yeast, fruit, light spices and honey. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty good. nuplastikk (6630) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2018
750ml bottle. Has floaties in it, so right off the bat makes me wonder how this could be top 50. Maybe a pinch oxidized...some green apple, but more honey. I guess it is the candi sugar, at least from the description, but I really get a honey malt tone. Some orange as well. Soft on the palate, drinkable. Good, but not really in the top tier. crazy_cat_lady (764) - - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Bottle at Craig and Lisa's. Pours a golden yellow with white head. Aromas of coriander, straw, honey. Tastes of straw and honey. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
10/25/2016 -- from notes: 750ml bottle, from Dutch's. Split with Steph S. Hazy golden orange color. White head, leaving pretty great lace. Great orange peel, spice, zest in the nose. Mild belgian yeast, little breadiness. Touch of vanilla, cake-like breadiness. Moderate-plus sweet, light to moderate bitter, little alcohol heat. Medium to bigger body, mild dry. Good full mouthfeel, mildly creamy. Smooth carbonation. Great tripel. Nice balance. Good big flavor, yet nice dryness, not too sweet, easy to drink. Nice to enjoy with my sandwich jercraigs (11136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2018
2018-01-07. Hazy amber body, moderate head. Aroma is earthy, notes of peas, hops, pale malt. Flavour is similar, earthy veg character over pale malt base, light yeast. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. I enjoyed it more than my notes would suggest, but it was mostly just okay. 7/3/6-7/3/13-14 Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
mabel (10002) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2018
[10001-20180106] 750mL bottle. Fragrant floral toasted sweet yeast aroma. Hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy sweet toasted fruit grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/8/3/15) 3.7
Metalchopz (3705) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2017
(w/ jercraigs, Jordan, mds, wilco)
Overheard: "Engage the bumfaaart protocol!" - delivered with an English accent
Pours a golden colour with light orange hues. Tiny sediments through it. Warm cap, frothy, long lasting with some foamy lace. The nose is very close to most Belgian Tripels. Fruity, bready but overall quite yeasty. Hints of grains and grassy hops do come out eventually to show the American side. The taste is pretty reminiscent of the style and very light all-around. As in, quite drinkable for 9% ABV. Apples notes, light honey, blonde ale cereal, hints of spices. Well done. Just expecting more sweetness from the Belgian Ale yeast like the north American version. I could not tell this is not from Belgian. Spab (4303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2017
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy golden colour with good-sized white head. Aroma is apple/pear, tropical fruit, bread and light spice. Flavour has lots of fruitiness with apple, pear, pineapple and banana, as well as bread, candi sugar and light spiciness. Subtle booziness. Nice one. chris__hartley (459) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
It pours murky gold with brownish tinges; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, orange-zest, citrus marmalade, and yeast. The taste is lightly sweet that finishes very dry. The palate is medium bodied, with medium carbonation - the finish is medium. Overall, it's quite jammy - nice. climberbob (497) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle opened for premier of season 7. looks and smells like a triple. Taste opens and improves as it warms a little. Hints of heather. Decent.
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