aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Honey cloudiness with subtle nose hints tripel to-die-for, but a surprising peppery undertones is so distracting, I must say the least fav of my triple experiences despite its head ;).
jsquire (3437) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty golden color with an attractive white head and a subtle spice nose. Lots of coriander spice with very fruity, almost vinous flavors. Sharp yeast in the finish. Nice body and a good beer.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a nice beer.Great honey golden/copper(hazy,very pretty bubblesSmells fruity/alcoholic(teases of champagne?)slight banana/definite honey(great malt/hop blend).Nice little head that is not in a hurry to leave you(yet not obnoxious like duvel)The lace is sent from heaven.The taste is so smooth for a tripel.Nice hops/great dry finish.A must try for belgian lovers.A masterpiece from Allagash.Batch# 38.On finishing this blessed 750ml the yeast at the bottom brings this one together even better.Super hazy/yeasty/smooth.Get it!(reasonable price)
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden cloudy color with large head that stays. Sweet fruity flavor that has a nice hoppy spicey taste. Sweeter than other tripel's I have had.Nicely balanced. Finishes dry and long with a little alcohol feel in the mouth. Great american tripel.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 33: Hot damn, Timdanchanta is 21! He secured this one up in Illinois a couple of weeks ago for his first "legal" beer. So anyway, poured a pure golden color with a long-lasting thick white head. Flavor was fruity, with a little bit of sourness thrown in there - the complexity is admirable. A terrific beer, and a very happy b-day to my good friend Tim.
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 (6019) - 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.