77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 [email protected]jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
beertasting – sample: made for a popular Belgian beer show which is aimed at non-beer geeks which I rarely watch because I feel it often badly lacks information I am interested in, it is presented by Ray Cokes (who either is or acts a guy who knows absolutely nothing about beer & sometimes seems to be drinking it for the first time) and Jean Blaute (whose knowledge is about average at best but is supposed to be an expert), they have been accused recently of taking kickbacks from breweries which might explain why the find every beer they taste to be pretty much amazing (painfully Cantillon being the only exception I ever saw because it is too sour + their comment on Black Albert was that it is so dark & too heavy, I would have no idea how it tastes based on their reviews & that goes for all their beers) often seemingly favoring bigger breweries, the Tripel Hop’s mentioned in the name are Magnum, Amarillo & Cascade for dry-hopping, their beer pours hazy orange with a white head, taste is that of banana’s, sweet with fruity American hops, citrus, slight bittering hops in the finish, touch of spice, light booze & cane sugar everywhere, lots of yeast but the whole is surprisingly tame considering what you would have expected with this hops (you can make them out but they lack the punch a bit) but that is probably a result of the audience they had in mind, considered to be the weakest beer at the beer tasting, only one that labeled as being bad for being too weak tasting & this was by people who are not used to hoppy beers //// sampled another 75 cl. bottle @ new year’s @ friend’s house, courtesy of another friend & dubiously self-proclaimed beer expert who first wanted to age this for a year or so, sometimes in my ignorance, I just question his beer expertise: pours clear golden with a white head, the taste is an unpleasant blast of bitter herbal hops (no Amarillo or Cascade here) followed by Belgian yeast, sweet fruits (incl. banana) & cane sugar, this one is very unbalanced, didn’t like it much but I was the only one, every one else thought that it was a great beer /// rating for the first bottle sampled
2012-01-06. Lightly hazy pale yellow with a nice foamy white head. 3+ Classic tripel flavour, mild dry alcohol, sweet pale malt has mild caramel notes, modest bitterness. 6+ Similar aroma, mild malt, light caramel, biscuity malt character. 6+ Average plus palate is nice. Pretty decent, enjoyable tripel. Bottle shared by blankboy
Fin (11069) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle purchased from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, 18.03.11 consumed 23.03.11 Pours gold with a large white frothy head. Soft in the mouth. This is a touch bland, hoppiness is so invisible as to be non-existent, its fine but nothing to excite. There is some vanilla & sweetness. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0 KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
75 bottle from the designer.
Dry hoppy nose, citrus and grass, minerals. Nice orange color. Some esters, banana and wheat, plus nice citrus hops in the mouth. Tasty.
olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
tderoeck (10639) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2011
Pours clear golden colour with large head. Aroma is soapy citrus, spices, orange peel, some banana and distant notes of honey. Flavour is citrus, spices, honey and some caramel. Strong carbonation and medium-bodied but otherwise quite watery palate.
14/04/2011 75cl bottle @ home - BB: 01/02/14 (2011-149) sebletitje (10484) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
Little cloudy deep yellow to orange beer, creamy white head, bit stable. Aroma: lots of banana upon opening and pouring. Very fruity, some citrus hops, Duvel-like aroma (Saaz?), alcohol, hint of pineapple. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: ripe bananas first, fruity, bit malty, then some soft bitter hops. Aftertaste: green bananapeel, hops. Definitely gets better on warming up! It’s like pouring half a Duvel and half a Westmalle tripel. Not bad!
Note: tasting notes were taken before reading the bottle.
Bouteille 75cl, suivant la série diffusée sur Canvas.
Arôme de levure belge donnant un nez fruité de banane et de citron, on y note cette levure style vieille pils qui caractérise la Palm, herbeuse avec une touche de houblon.
En bouche, une bière qui conserve ce profile de levure belge allant sur le style abbaye mais qui mélange une touche de houblon américain qui donne au palais ce côté herbeux et citronné avec une touche de pamplemousse venant du houblon cascade.
La levure confère à cette bière des notes de banane. MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2011
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, golden colour with a tall and slightly off-white frothy head. Yeasty, barley- and wheat-malty aroma with notes of banana, bubblegum, traces of citrus and a touch of spicy herbal hops. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, almost medium bodied with a prickly carbonation. Malty and slightly wheaty start with fruity notes of mostly banana and a tinge of citrus; moderately dry and slightly bitter finish with notes of banana and bubblegum in the aftertaste. According to its name I was expecting more hops character. 05.VI.11 JorisPPattyn (10121) - BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2011
Very good, dense, lightly yellow head, collapsing over well-carbonated, golden-orange beer. Spicy smell upon opening. Very "young" aromas, with bananaester and even cloves; then reverting to the initial spiciness. And white candi sugar. Scorched sugar, white candi sugar (corresponding to the very dry finish), and clearly alcohol. Some meaty esters retronasal, but limited. Very spritzy mouthfeel, and dry finish. Palate is the beers best feature. Lines and lines blabbering about the American C-hops used, and if anything is absent in this beers - it’s hops. Of any kind - or, the Magnum ruining it all again? That’s maybe my prejudice, but the beer is seriously disappointing, after all the commotion. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
[4237-20120106] 750mL bottle. Light petrol straw yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Light orange grainy yeast flavour has a light toasted finish. Medium body. Average. (6+/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
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