chinchill (1012) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle from a Belgian sampler 6-pack. Served in a flared wine glass.
A - clear light golden with a rich near-white head that lingers. Appears strongly carbonated.
S - Spicy, mainly cloves, and floral. Higher ABV partly apparent.
T - a little sweet, but not unpleasantly so. More clove than I prefer (though nothing like a Leffe), and enough spicing to mask the flavors of malt and hops.
M - good carbonation; could perhaps be lower. Light body
O - approaches average for a Belgian tripel.
(from June 2011 notes)
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit too sweet for my taste. A lot of tropical and citrus fruit in the nose. Some earthiness and belgian yeast flavors.
maxwelldeux (2696) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Picked this up because itís only two letters off from my last name. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a fairly thick off-white head. Nose is a little sweet from some sugar, but light and flowery. Taste is definitely a little sweet and slightly yeasty.
PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE: gold beer, very much alive! Huge white head full of large bubbles, rather stable even.
NOSE: hops, some yeast, flowery, a nice sweet fruity aroma!
TASTE: rather sweet, little too much carbonation perhaps, rather dry, alcohol noticeable, somewhat bitter.
angelkostvo (436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow color huge white head. Aroma of wet wood, hay, herb, yeast, dough, slightly skunky. Taste is slight sweet-sour, light bitter, coriander flavor to it. Light body, thin to oily texture, average carbonation. Not my kind of tripel
zenkis (396) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy pale golden with huge white top, diminishing fast. Aroma - at the beginning more floral hops and sweet malt plus warm alcohol pungent, later only malt sweetness stays. a bit honey tones. TAste is sweet malty with good hopping bitter, spicy, astringent on tongue. Medium bodied, fresh, no dry finish. Must rerate in contemporary condition.
thanatosti (736) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from my parents.Clear golden with a big white head. Fruity aroma with some apricots and pineapple. Quite bitter taste with again some pineapple. Very dry aftertaste and lively carbonation. Great triple
mrhoppy (1180) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A caramel golden yellow. Smells a little soapy to me. Hoppy Tripel. Slight malt about it, but nothing overpowering. Flavors are horse blanket, and citrus. Alcohol vapors and flavors. As for the hops. Maybe a slight tang of Hallertau hops. Slight dry biscuit flavors at the end. Enjoyable.
EdwinLitzau (109) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty golden colour, lots of carbonation, big white head. Aroma of cheese. Tastes too sweet. Not that good.
ronaldtheriot (969) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bornem Triple Abbey Ale has a thick, spongy, white head and a hazy (which, becomes even hazier when one swishes and pours in the caked, bottom contents), very bubbly, golden appearance. Decent lacing is left behind. The aroma is fairly harsh- dank, musty grain husk (think Camo Black Ice), some sweetness, a bit of fruitiness (pineapple?), and sugar. Flavor is of alcohol, inexpensive champagne, pepper, pineapple juice, sugar, malt, and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and a bit slick, and Bornem Triple Abbey Ale finishes mostly dry, sweet, drinkable, and substantial. Overall, this is a beer that lets one know "where itís at", and is not for the weak or faint-hearted. Overall, I think itís just macho and great. A must-buy! RJT