Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7
bottle from borgerbottles. Leftover from Modeste earlier this month. Pours clear yellowblonde, medium sized, medium-low stability white head. Relatively big bubbles. Scent is BE yeast, but balanced. Notes of banana, Pale malts, mild earthy hop touch. Taste is full, fairly creamy, banana, surprisingly bitter ( medium, which is more than expected) but quickly overtaken by the sweetness ( quite much, towards too much, but still balanced, just.) Medium body, high carbo. Very 13 in a dozen tripel with nothing memorable about it. A school example of average.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 5.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6
Bottle. Not a gusher (anymore?) unlike previous ratings by others. Pours clear, golden blond. Medium small, relatively fast fading white head (for the style) . Much visible carbonation. Scent is Banana, simple and straight. Bit sharp, not as creamy as one might enjoy in a tripel. Intense phenols as well, providing a dry spice. Taste is sharp, overly intense yeast profile, medium bitter. Honey, banana, milder cloves, medium body, high carbo. Touch metallic. Too phenolic, and beyond that a higher-than-needed ester profile. Not much hoparoma. Boring tripel, fully focussed on marketing rather than a unique, or even better-than-average recipe. Though this is still enourmously overpriced, it's not AS BAD as francois is. Expect this to be about €7 in bars ( where francois could be around 9 and above) if normal magrins are taken. How do they fail to see that today's market demands more than a story, and even all the more if you're beer is priced about double or more than other's in the genre?