keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Bottled August of 2010.MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
Appearance: The body is an ugly opaque mud color with light tan sediment floating throughout, the best way I can describe this is to get dirt in a cup and swirl it around for a bit, not black or super dark brown dirt, but more of a reddish. The head is very nice, creamy and thick with a very light tan color, great retention. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Aroma: The aroma reminds me and my girlfriend of strawberries and cream with slight berries, definitely fruity and slightly sweet, very appealing though a tad weak.
Taste: The intro is a bit citrus, a touch bright, but the beer gets malty quick with fruity strawberry or raspberry overtones, though not tart they lean sweet and a tad dry by the finish. Slight spices are noted throughout with brown sugar flavors. Slightly sweet and very intriguing.
Palate: Thick and soft on the tongue, a bit placid and a touch bready.
Overall: This is an excellent beer, I don’t know what to make of it really, but I’m enjoying this greatly.
(bottle, 33cl, vintage 2011) Hazy, amber colour with a mid-sized tanned foamy head. Mildly sugary (cara-)malty aroma with notes of fruit-punch and alcohol. Moderately sweet flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Caramel-malty, mildly yeasty taste with berry-fruits and delicately notes of vanilla/bourbon-oak; sweet malty and lingering fruit-punchy finish with a well-masked alcohol and mildly spicy accents. Not as overspiced as the classic version. 18.I.13 pentaz (1289) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy and chunky copper with a minimal off white head. Aroma is medium caramel malt, grain, cinnamon, oxidation, spices, prune, overripe fruit, toffee, dust, honey. Taste is heavy sweet. Body is medium, carbonation is soft. Finishes dusty, honeysweet, alcoholic and phenolic. SlackerMads (3592) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Unclear copper orange with some yeast chunks floating around in it. Small no lacing off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, over ripe fruit, prunes, honey, dusty, musty. Oxidation. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitter, body is medium+, texture is oily, carbonation close to flat. Finish is sweet with caramel and fruit notes. Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Hazy amber beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity, bready, vanilla, floral aroma with some earthy notes. Spicy, bready, fruity, caramell and alcohol flavour.
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330mL thanks to Travlr! Murky, glowing orange pour. Medium thick foam. Nose is Nestle Quick, malted milk balls, some brown sugar, candied orange peel, mild bourbon sweetness. Taste is malty, dense, thick, spice, muted alcohol. Easy to drink. Thick, silky palate reminds me more of Pannepot in density. I think saison is pretty ridiculous for the style here. Still, a well executed dessert beer with a decadent palate.DutchDrebus (6327) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
Earlier Rating: 1/8/2010 Total Score: 4
330mL courtesy of Santa! Holy mother. Pours with excellent carbonation for a barrel aged tripel. Maybe some bottle refermentation. Pours deep orange almost brownish like a very sickly and dehydrated man’s urine. Cloudy, bits of yeast floaties even though I left the yeast in the bottle. The thin, white head refuses to lace but retains a small protective layer. Aroma is awesome. There is white wine, champagne, some sourness, alcohol, lots of candi sugar turned into rum or somewhere in between the fermentation process. There is caramel, butterscotch and other sweets in the nose. Wow- extremely complex. Taste up front is rich with candy sweetness and caramel syrupiness. Then turns to some raw grainy dryness that stays throughout the finish. Upon first taste this literally set my ears on fire from the 10%. Woah. This is most certainly not your average yawn tripel. I have no idea how Santa had time to visit Struise farm. You rock!
Slight gusher, but thanks to my superhero reflexes I managed not to spill anything. Hazy orange to brown with lots of yeast particles floating around in the glass. Medium to big off-white head. Smells sweetish, malty, deep and somehow some chocolate, but there isn’t a lot of smell. Beer is served at slightly below room temperature so that shouldn’t be a problem. Tastes definately sweet and malty. The bourbon doesn’t really come through, the only thing I notice is a slight wooden taste. It’s a subtle beer, even though it has 10% abv. Full body without being heavy or alcoholic, quite a lot of carbo, but it’s the soft kind of carbo that doesn’t bother the drinkability. It’s quite a good beer, but it doesn’t have any features that make it a great beer for me. One of the most subtle heavy beers I’ve ever had though, which is definately a quality. javiercrasher (706) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 27, 2013
Cobriza mate. Buena espuma blanca, muy jabonosa.
Aroma dulzón. Oleosa, con bastante cuerpo.
En boca frutas confitadas, azúcar de caña y recuerdos a las barricas de madera.
Quizás excesivamente dulce, lo cual no deja rastro del alcohol. Travlr (26428) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with craftycarl21, GT2 and Dan the Man. Cloudy variegated golden amber color, large fluffy cream colored head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, summer fruit. Taste is smooth and silky peaches and cream, very subtle whiskey. Nice stuff.thomat (4209) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
Earlier Rating: 7/6/2010 Total Score: 4.2
75 cl bottle, December 2008, pulled from an obscure cobweb filled corner of Deca by Urbeer, shared with Owen, BigMomma, SeaBass and Herman the Host. Decanted. Clear golden brown, small white head, massive lacing. Aroma of apricot, pear, grapes. Taste is summer fruits, syrupy and slightly sour. Delicious!
Amber with a thick white head. Fruity and malty notes. Malt, fruit, spices and hops. Full body and a nice bitter sweet after taste.