AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one with la fin du monde. Batch 40: Golden, hazy color huge lasting frothy white head, very carbonated. Lots of yeast aromas. Flavor is yeasty with a sour kick. Complex. Nice.
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Nice citrus aromas with lots of orange peel. Banana in there too. Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a big white head with very good retention. Lots of citrus with banana in the background. A little sweetness in the finish. Leaves an orange peel aftertaste. Another courtesy of Styles.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Now here ya go. This is much better belgian drink that I actually enjoy. It still has that belgain buisness to it that makes me want to stop drinking but the malts are so much more sweet and enjoyable. This thing is actually drinkable. What else can I say.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium amber color with thin white head. Spicy, perfumy aroma. Yeast. Coriander. Fruit. Moderate carbonation. Medium body. Flavor was passable but not exceptional. Typical, in my book, of a Belgian tripel. Bittersweet. Spices. Not my style.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Swet. spicy, caramelly. Thin white head that dissipated quickly over a golden body. Round Belgian flavor. Extremely spicy finish with a strong alcohol note. Soft and bubbly with a strong carbonation. Alcohol leaves it feeling clean. Delicous Belgian.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like pulpy orange juice with a twidge of lemon, and a little rust.
Cool. Kinda spicy - coriander, cumin, cardamon, white pepper. Good little sour yawn. Bosc pear. Then the alcohol dries it out; distills these flavors to their bitter essence.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer, but it still doesnt blow me away. I think I find American made tripels lacking, kind of like when Hollywood remakes a great foreign film, just not the same.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #51. Pours gold with a large, lasting head and great legs. Aroma is of honey, spice, and malt. A sweet smell with a sweet taste, bananas and honey in the taste. Some oragne and perhaps pepper in the taste. A smooth, warming mouthfeel as the alcohol dissipates pff the tongue. Honey, too.
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just like any other good tripel, only less so. Unremarkable aroma and taste. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy and finishes without fanfare
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with white head. The aroma is sweet but, I couldn’t pick anything special out. Just nothing special going on here.