TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, alc. 8.7% (BB 11/2005)
Deep hazy orange, not much head. Glue and grassy hops plus some alcohol in the nose. Woody, dry, hoppy flavor. Woody aftertaste too. Simple, woody and dry tripel.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2007 (Bottled) Opaque orange color with a small, lacy head. Crisp, spicy, orangey, alcoholic aroma. Thick-malty, sweetish, very fruity flavor with some alcohol and acidity. Long, spicy, sticky-tickling-sweet aftertaste. Medium to full-bodied, slightly barley-wineous palate with soft carbonation. A brew with great personality - and enough balance to be enjoyable. A real bang for the buck, with no ingredients spared! Seems to vary in quality, as the second encounter was quite alcoholic and not nearly as fruity.
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pinkish golden color, cloudy. Soft mandarin aroma with a touch of yeast. Alcohol hidden somewhat by a fruity sweetness. Mandarin Napoleon liquor. Pleasant beer.
PIVOMAN (15) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is one of the best tripels i had in my life, maybe even the best. the color of the beer is really beautiful and when you drink it, you just want more.
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - OCT 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alcohol already in the nose with some banana and wheat - like a banana cream pie. Deep gold color with a foamy sticky head. Honey malt with a hint of syrup. Orange and corriander too. Some sugar in the body, but countered by a dainty drying pepper. Leaves a sweet coating on the lips. Silky texture and a very full body. Rich for a triple. I quite liked this one.
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unexpected and nice find at Dickie’s in Brugge. Orange color with a medium rocky head. Medium carbonation. Yeast, banana and vanilla and also flowers and acohol in the nose. Medium intense koriander taste, some cookie dough - medum lasting taste. It is spicy in the begining and smooths down - quite nice.
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, bottling date Feb 05. Dark amber, good haze, fine, rich white head. Sweet, floral, relatively artificial (chewing gum) aroma. Sweet, juicy taste with sour teasing and liqueur flavour in the background and gentle but lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Rich orange juice palate with prickling sensation. Nice (specially with roasted chicken I tried it with :-)), but too sweet to be really serious.
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, ZBF2005. Hazy bronze gold, thin off white head and moderate condition. Sweet caramel and fruity banana in the nose, thick and chewy in the mouth with sweet banana notes and a bitter yeastiness developing. Sweet banana and yeast in the finish. Tasted a little on the young side, but shows potential to get much better.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very hazy amber-orange beer with fast disappearing off white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity (exotic fruits) soft spicey, honeyish and flowery. Also a hind of Mandarine Napoleon. Taste is smooth dryish, and herbal bitterish. Some medicinale touches too. Afthertaste is unbalanced, alcohol bitterish and has touche of bitter fruit peel.
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cloudy amber, small head. Fruity, estery banana aroma. Sweet and richly malty. Intriguing mix of fruit salad and malt. Alvinnes house character is here married with a body that adds a dimension to the beer. Complex and really good!