Maits (522) - ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2017 dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque orange-yellow, large two-finger small bubble head that lasts considerably. Nice nose: lots of spice in clove and pepper, some alcohol, slightly floral and lemon - prototypical tripel aroma taken to a nice high octave. Spicy yeast is most noticeable characteristic in the taste, with clove and some lemon and grassy, floral tones. End-palate is off-puttingly alcoholic to the point of fusel-like notes, also some spiciness from the alcohol...but all alcohol in the finish. Dry, spicy, grassy aftertaste. High carbonation but maintains very nice, thick mouthfeel.
Clear dark amber beer with nice big head. Aroma is enjoyable yeast, fruits and spicy. Taste is a little boozy, otherwise good light sweet and bitter. Full body. Overall nice warming strong beer. Bacchus66 (580) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2017
330ml bottle @ home. Clear copper pour (other than the suspended yeast flakes - oops) with a thin off white head that fades away to nothing. Bug boozy nose with yeast, malt, bourbon notes. Flavors are sweet malt, barrel, burnt sugar, caramel, decent hops presence though less than expected (old bottle). Long warming finish. mkel07 (6147) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2017
200517. Bottle from Cellarbrations in Fitzroy. Pre- GABS beer – not that I needed it mind you, but glad that I had it. This is one of the best and strongest Belgian beers that I have had in a long time. Vibrant egg yolk colour with a soft beige head. Alcohol fumes come off the glass and assault the nose leaving you desperately wanting to take the first sip. Big and creamy in the mouth with a hit of alcohol that could easily knock you around. Treat this beer with the respect that it deserves.
GemmeDeReve (119) - FRANCE - JUL 11, 2017
Bière blonde trouble sans mousse, une odeur fruitée, très légère carbonation, au goût, un fort goût d’alcool, pas trop d’amertume, le goût d’alcool reste vraiment présent au palais, ça cache bcp les différentes saveurs. Richardvv94 (102) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Gedronken met Peter’s verjaardag, ruikt en smaakt hoppig, teveel nabezinksel dus meer gist smaak, verder kruidig, bitter en grassmaak die niet heel aangenaam is
AndreaSputo (21) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - JUN 28, 2017
Non la solita belgian strong ale. Frutti bianchi, resinoso, lavanda. Poi discreto velluto, alcolico, ancora frutta bianca, malto, erba, lavanda, delicatissimo mielato. Palato notevole, finale dolce e lievemente acidulo e astringente. Echon (535) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2017
Amber. Discreet aroma with mild hops and yeasty spice. Powerful, sweetish taste, with light kandis sugar and phenolic spices. Quite bitter and warming finish. Medium body. Overall, a good pale strong ale. Rather powerful and bitter. The additional hops assert themselves in the finish, so this is not a belgian IPA in my opinion. fkoolen (1256) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Bottle at home. Cloudy light golden colour, creamy white head. Belgian yeasty, lightly floral and citrus hoppy, grainy dry malts, clean, boozy. High carbonation, medium body. More like a nice saison than an hops/hoppy ale. prawlie (1614) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from Londis in Goring. Bug spicy and farmyard aroma, and clearly heavily hopped. Peppery, bitter, but countered by good malt body. Very tasty crisp beer, and enjoyable. I’d happily have one of these again. rumore (590) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 27, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours slightly pale gold with white foam. Aroma is bready and citrus, probably a little spiced. Body is kinda dense. Taste is bitter, though with a clear underlying sweetness (honey). Finish is relatively long.