edgallow (2961) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and malts. Taste is alcohol, malts and yeast.
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I bought this beer for two reasons - for one, my local go-to store is unloading these 750s for 2.99 a piece - secondly, it comes in a swing-top 750, so I figured even if I hate the beer, at least I get a swing-top bottle out of it that I can use for water and stuff - not even IKEA sells bottles like this at a 2.99 price point - anyway, this beer blows - smells kind of like malt liquor and green apple, sticky sugars, strong booze - thin, watery texture - tastes kind of like malt liquor, as well - strong, sweet, harsh malt character, boozy alcohol, corn syrup, green raisin - some Belgian yeast phenolics late, but mostly flabby damp graininess, creamed corn booze shitiness - if this is the "reserve," I’d hate to see what their regular tripel tastes like.
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is yeast, apples, and sugar. Full body. Dough, sour apples, and alcohol. Drinkable, but far from great.
monk191 (1379) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very interesting unique tripel. Pours an ugly clear orange. Smells of green apples and mint. Taste is thick but crisp. Lots of Apple and a bit of sourness in the taste, with a very minty finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml swing top bottle -
Aroma - white cane sugar aroma, slightly fruity with a showing of yeast present
Appearance - golden body, clear, bright with a 2-finger head, medium retention
Mouthfeel - light-medium bodied, light-medium carbonation
Flavor - pear-like flavors, bread dough, wet crackers, a little too sweet for a tripel but drinkable
Overall - overpriced for what it delivers. Good for a 1-shot if you want to get NM rated, but I wouldn’t revisit unless it drops in price and gets significantly better.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden color, moderate to small head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grain alcohol, sugar, light bread. This smells like a bad European Strong Lager. Medium bodied, grainy alcohol flavor, some pale malt, not much else. Terrible, the worst Tripel I’ve ever had.
Dogbrick (9818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at House Beer. Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of figs, plums, yeast and malt. The finish is semi-sweet with a strong dark fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
deyholla (8573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has sweet grains with a bit of bread and light Belgian yeast. Flavor has sweet grains and a hint of honey backed by some bread.
adammuldowney (1) - - APR 1, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good rating says something about the appearance, aroma, flavors, body, and finish and your overall experience with the beer.
ronaldtheriot (1574) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Monk’s Tripel has a thin, white head, a sort of hazy, gold-yellow appearance, some murky-ness, and a thin amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bright citrus, white bread, alcohol, and an overall champagne smell. Taste is of sweet, bright fruits, citrus, champagne, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, prickly, and a bit slick, and Monk’s Tripel finishes crisp, boozy, and interesting. Overall, I think it is worth a try. RJT