frankenkitty (1961) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A murky, rusted-amber with a large, lightning-fizzy-fast, off-white head. Intriguing aroma with vinous grape (white wine) alongside hefty yeasts that showcases bread dough, barnyard and raw beef tendencies. Bittersweet & musty with a big yeast character held in place by a lightly malted backbone. Creamy & fluffy in the mouth (you canít tell by looking at it, but the carbonation is rather stimulating). Alcohol is well-hidden, but there is a warm settling in the stomach.
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GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Affligem giftpack - purchased at LCBO. Nice orange-gold colour with a moderate foamy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Aroma is quite herbal and spicey (clove & coriander), with a medicinal tinge as it warms. Very active body. Flavour holds the spiciness suggested by the aroma, along with some apricot notes, a pleasant yeastiness, and a warm, moderately bitter finish, with some herbal hops wrapping things up nicely. Very good stuff!
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured bubbly gold with an average foamy head. Aroma of spices (pepper & coriander), apple, lemon, some sweet malt and a fair amount of alcohol. Taste - spice, alcohol and even hop bitterness, a little light malt backing, but mostly sharply bitter; decent. Mouthfeel very lively, sharp and alcoholic. Solid triple - no St. Bernardus, but solid.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a light hazy gold with a small white frothy head. Aroma of corriander and citrus. Flavor is very herb like with notes of corriander, orange zest and notes of alcohol. Full, carbonated, silky mouthfeel. Bottle said best before 11/16/02. Oops. (Not many of us around, must have sat on the shelf for a few years.) Still great regardless of thier reccomendations.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large creamy head, gold blond colour. Strong hop aroma, herby. Full taste, sweet alcoholic, metal-bitter finish that lasts long.
mjg74 (2606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Sweet yeasty aroma with a hint of pear juice. Flavor up front is quite spicy with a bit of a yeast flavor. Some grain seems to be present as well. Rich in flavor with a full mouthfeel. Alcohol is slightly noticable. Tasty, well rounded brew.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly, another great Belgian tripel. I donít understand why itís typically $1 cheaper than the other, IMO itís just as good.
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. poured hazy yellow with a huge head. Lacing was fluffy and filled the glass. Aromas were citrus and very Tripel like. Flavors were fruity and definitley full-bodies. Finish was dry, and quite a bit of alcohol presence. Not too bad.
Hansen (7067) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour, medium head. Floral- sweet aroma. Flavor is too bitter, too much alcohol.
Tejas (900) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of coriander and yeast in the nose. The same carries over into the flavor too. Big full bold flavors. To me, some Tripels can be a bit light in body; this one isnít. A solid tripel.