jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a lasting fizzy white head. This bottle was very carbonated and I found it distracting on the tongue. Earthy nose with a faint hint of horse sweat. Sweet flavors of toffee and candi sugar with come spice/pepper and an oragne juice finish. Pleasant drink.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden orange with a frothy head. Yeast, malt, and fruit to the nose. Some spice. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor was somewwhat sweet, somewhat acidic. Maybe a touch of butterscotch. Just not my style.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Rich malty with notes of melon and juniper. Nutty undertones. Milky mouthfeel.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden. Aroma brings yeast, citrus and some sweeter fruits. Strong flavor without bringing too much alcohol. Malty with som vanilla, fruity and a little yeasty.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Wonderful golden amber colour. Served a bit too cold but it warmed to the occasion. Soft violet and white rose perfume. Sweet with cloying mouth feel. One of the more subdued triples I’ve ever had.
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Blond colour, reasonable head. Orangey, yeasty lively nose. Very sweet, medium bodied. All the orangey sweetness leads to a sticky mouthfeel, which takes the edge off an otherwise intriguing beer.
grawk (12) - Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a wonderfully complex beer that bis best served at about 55F in a good tulip shaped glass. Below that it loses a lot of the depth.
leon919 (10) - San Jose, California, USA - MAY 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden color with a thick head. Light aroma. Sweet and fruity taste. Light on the hops. My opinion, it’s a great brew.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slightly hazy orangey-amber color with a huge, billowy white head that diminishes slowly and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, citrus with esters and spice. Flavor is sweet with lots of tart and bitter notes spread throughout the mouth, as well as some spice and pepper. Medium body and mild carbonation makes it very drinkable - which at 8.5% for a 750 ml bottle makes it a bit hazardous. Not spectacular but a nice belgian triple overall.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 2009-03-20, 7-5-7-3-14=36
Hazy dark-blond color; big creamy head. Nice spicy aroma and flavor, some malt, dryish. Not complex but good.
Orange-amber color, nice perlage, thick creamy head (wonderful!). Strong but balanced: delicate malt and old hops aroma; spicy malt with some hop aggressivity in the mouth. A classic and very good Tripel.