fiulijn (16175) - 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.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very strong,brandy-like belguim with nice lacey finish,lovely brown coloring, and a very sweet aftertaste. not the greatest, but certainly not bad either
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ewwwww. First, I do not like Tripels. Aroma was strong, sweet, and fruity. Light golden color with a lot of bubbles and a big thick white head. Flavor was overpowering. Strong and woody with a lof of fruit as well. Huge head, nice lacing. Palate was ok. Too thick and sweet for me. I really did not like this beer, though
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 Sweet and slightly syrupy, this tripel is more malty, fruity and woody than most and is fairly consistent throughout; There is a mild bitterness, but it is pleasant and complementary; The nose has an artificially sweet, but lightly malty aroma; Gold in color and clear; White head is sizeable on the pour and has good retention and blankets the glass with lacing
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy peach color with a large fluffy white head. Nice fruit, clove, malt and bubblegum aroma and flavors. Heavily carbonated.
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Light orange colour. Dusty. Huge fluffy white head with long lasting. Bubblegum, banana, yeast, fruit and spices in the aroma. Fruits, alcahol, malt, yeast and spices in the flaovur. Very nice and warming. A light fruity aftertaste with some notes of alcaholbitterness. Good one.
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 This beer rocks!
Slightly hazy orange-amber ale with a large, frothy white head. Great retetention and weeping lace. The nose is of white bread, white pepper, pear, overripe banana and orange. Fruity, spicy flavor. Well-balanced by the alcohol and hops. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Something about this beer really appeals to me... more-so than most triples. Thanks to jbrus for the bottle. World class beer!
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an orange-amber color with a medium-sized, large, bubbly head. Has a fresh spring-time floral aroma with hints of fresh baked bread. Have flavors of bananas, yeast, and malts.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm, interesting aroma is present here. A fresh bakery smell, perhaps glazed doughnuts, biscuits, very yeasty, with a tangy tart bite that is midly acidic and astrigent tasting. The taste is almost coppery, with not enough malt to back up the spiciness of the yeast. Lots of ginger, and corriander. Tastes honestly more like a saison to me.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle, snifter. Bread and biscuit malt (M); nice spicey hops (styrian) (M); nutty yeast (M). Pale and hazy peach body with good carbonation and a nice lasting, egg-white, frothy head. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Very metallic/minerally. Medium-heavy body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: more like Affligem *Saison*.