Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 5 | Overall - 5.5
Towering, dense, light-yellowish head over well-carbonated hazy yellow beer, leaving textbook lacerings. Malts, pale mostly, white candi sugar, spicy, alcohol. Terribly sweet, sugary and rather boozy. Orangepeel, blue curaçoa - probably added indeed. Whiff of vanilla. Warming up, other herbs/spices. Medium bodied at best, thick for a "tripel", not very attenuated despite the lots of sugar. Almost overcarbonated. Too sweet by half. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 3 | Flavor - 3 | Texture - 3 | Overall - 3
Small cream-coloured head, receding over clear metallic old golden beer. Sweet nose, peach, lightly toasted malts, adjuncts, sugarbread. Bitterish first upon syrupy, sugary sweetness. Metallic taste, wet wood, cardboard. Maltsyrup and adjuncts, toast, corn. Sticky, medium bodied, some alcohol obvious in feel and taste. The things we do for beer. Oh well, it had to be tried (thanks Dieuwert!). As expected.
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8
Gushing to huge white head over veiled orange-golden beer. Horseblanket/farmyard aromas dominating the nose, watercolour paint, rainwater, wet dog, wet straw, exotic fruit; Again watercolour paint, more expressly, less horseblanket. Leaves, straw, sweeter fruit, pineapple. Some restsugars, hinting at de Silly, whilst the nose is all 3Fonteinen. Some slickness, very well- carbonated. Strange beer, the nose all lambic, taste being very different. I'm doubtful about the bottling, pointing towards 3F, rather than de Silly. Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5
Shortlived transparant bubbles over still ruby-brown beer. Hints of chocolate, sherry, wood, rainwater. Sour-sweet, some faint alcohol, again strange praliné chocolate hints, some lactic acid. Red fruit, bananapeel. Alcoholthinning and -burn, still some slickness, but absent carbonation. Excellent, but doesn't reach the amazing complexity of the '21 Moustache. Txs to Joren for bringing!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5
No head whatsoever, uncarbonated dirty red beer. End of bottle some serious UFO's. Deep fruity, fortified wine aromas, lactic, vinous, old wine barrels. Sour-fruity, more wine than port-like. Drier red fruit on lactic acid and red wine. Lipsmacking acidity, slight dry-out effect. Yet a bit slick, despite the acidthinning. Sharp and suave. Just great. Txs to Joren for bringing!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8
Greige, thick head over jet-black beer; pouring like used motor oil. Speculoos and roast, some bitterhops and liquorice, cigarette ashes and meat. Cigarette ashes, sweet malts, sweet meat, again wood ashes, woodfire. FInish is indeed dry, whilst so far it was rather sweet. Amazingly complex beer, flavours constantly changing, but never clashing. Impressed! Txs to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 5.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5.5
Good off-white head over clear darker golden beer, lazily carbonated. Caramel, syrup, and a bit of herbs, figs. Again sweet-caramelly. Alcoholic, and not much else. Finish has dried leaves. Quite slick, syrupy, medium carbonation, alcoholheat. Oh dear. They're still in their ancient French boozy sugarsyrup days. Craftbeer movement - never heard of? What the Chinooks are doing here, not quite clear.