brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 33: Cloudy appearence with just a tad bit of sourness. I could problably taste more of the flavor if I did not have a Macanudo beforehand. An honorable 1st beer for my 21st.
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #33: Hazy tangerine hue with big fluffy head and outstanding lacing. Aroma hints of large yeast(sourdough bread); big and fruity(passion fruit, apricot, ripe pear, blueberry, banana); spices (clove and corriander), and vanilla. Malty taste at the start followed by a twangy yeast and then a massive spicy finish. Very once in a while I detect a sour fruity undertone, but next gulp, it's gone again. Surprising dry and crisp for a large tripel. Medium to full-bodied, it has a lively mouthfeel and a bit alcoholic feel. Wow, a unique take on the style, doesn't suffer by becoming overly sweet, in fact it's almost overly spicy. One damn nice American version of the classic style. Thanks to BierBauch for the trade.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy light orange, white head. citrus, yeast and sweet vanilla bean aroma. flavour bursts with honey and black pepper with fruit and a light hoppy bite. finishes soft and slightly creamy.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium honey orange with medium light creamy head. Very faint floral and yeast aroma. Mouth filling medium light body. Soft floral honey and tropical fruity sweet and lighter bitter flavours. I was a bit disappointed in this one as I found it kinda bland for an Abbey tripel
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy peach color with a thick whitish head. Aroma of fruity tastiness (light pineapple) and bready malts with a slight twang. Sweet maltiness with fruity flavors. Sugary and lightly hoppy with a subtle spiciness. What I expect from a trippel. Moderate mouthfeel and soft but steady carbonation. Nice dry finish. Alcohol not evident.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold colour with small white head. Aroma of citrus and alcohol. Flavour is malty, yeasty, with some alcohol heat. Finishes dry and musty.
CapFlu (4350) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(75o ml bottle) Batch 40. Golden body with dissipating white head. Citrus and perfume nose. Strong malt, vanilla and slight hops. Finishes mellow and marshy...
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 35. Hazy golden color. Soapy white head that left good lacing. Enticing smells of apricots and peaches, candy sugar, banana and vanilla. Taste is best described as a combination of the smell, apricots, peaches and bananas drizzled with vanilla and sprinkled with candy sugar. Yet this beer somehow manages not to be overly sweet. The 9% ABV is extraordinarily well hidden. One of the best American Belgian triples. Top Notch.
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, why is it that I feel the effects of alcohol much more with lighter beer than with darker beers. Have only had half a goblet and am already losing focus. Thin lacey head with great carbonation. Aroma dominatd by wheat/yeast with a little bit of wine/grapes. Color is a medium gold with decent clarity. Flavor is a combnation of wheat and spices with a bubbly effervescence. Finish is long like the description says and it slightly bitter and leaves a plesant aftertaste in the mouth. Additionally, there is a nice alcohol warming. Yeah Baby! A very good triple.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 34. Yellowish brown color with a big head. Rich aroma of alcohol, grapes, bannana, pear, other fruits. Trace of hops as well. Lots of pleasant alcohol in the taste with lots of fruit too. Pear, apple, raisin, it's all in there. A wonderful beer. Savor every sip. When you're finished with the 750 mL bottle, at 9%, you'll really feel it.