EdwinLitzau (116) - 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 (974) - 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
Jonb5 (288) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330cl bottle, poured into Leffe Chalice.
A: Golden colour, clear, one finger head, great retention + lacing
S: Pronounced phenol and esters.
T: Phenol, esters, mollases, slightly fruity. Had more sweetness than other triples, hid the booze very well apart from a slight burn at the finish.
M: Smooth, light body, well carbonated.
O: Lacked a bit of depth but scores lots of points for the look, aroma and for how well the booze was hidden.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2011. From bottle. poured a hazy golden/amber color with a large white head. Fruity aroma and a dry finish.
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cafe De La Gare, Den Haag. Poured a hazy amber, with a big frothy white head. The aroma is dry and yeasty. The flavour is medium bitter, yeasty, crisp, fresh and alcoholic. Rather like Duvel, but not as good!
deanso (4123) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from de la gare.
Thick white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Dry aftertaste.
Alusmamuts (108) - LATVIA - APR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber, bit cloudy, very rich white cup. Fruity taste, mostly sweet and mild
DJoer (382) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow colour medium whitr head, alive sparkling beer, soft sweet honey, a bit yeasty citrus smell, medium to high carbonation, citrus taste, medium bitter
kraddel (1915) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2013 drank when i worked at the dodentocht ( in the village this was named after) . theyíre realy proud of this one there! ( and the brown, too, but back than i drank only blond beer ) . should they be ? wel , i remember it being just that hint better than the oh-so-inspirationless , huge group of belgian blonde beers. so iíll rate it 0,1 better than these. but thats just it. not that memorable, not worth searching for ( when you live in belgium) . meh
redrank at bierhuiske
pours very clear blonde. small white head
pretty common taste . sweet, too mcuh alcohol. that hint better than medium, so my original score remains .
Douberd (1223) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Long day at work, picked this from the cellar. It bought it at Lidl a week ago, as part of a packet of six belgian beers. Poured into my tulip glass. ABV 9%.
Pale orange golden colour on the body wuth light activity in it. What it was great, was the foam. Almost three fingers tall, snow white in colour and with excellent retention, seemed like it stayed there for ages. When finally went down a bit, it had left a nice lacing around the glass.
Nice fruity aroma, with apricots, some banana notes, kind of yeasty too. Nice and discreet.
Nice bitter taste from the beginnig, very refreshing, just what I need right now. Fruity as well, although less than the aroma was promising but that doesnít matter that much. The fruity notes have moved onto the aftertaste though, where they balance the bitterness a bit.
Medium thickness on the body, good carbonation. Fairly dry on the palate.
Overall nice tripel, I made a good choice picking this one up. Hopefully the 9% ABV will send me for a nap in a while too.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2013 Total Score: 3.1
330 ml stubby bottle. This beer is mada exclusively for Slijterij Van Pernis, a beer shop in Arnhem, NL. Poured into a tulip glass. ABv 9%.
NIce colour, deep orange golden, with one and a half finger of persistent, soapy head, white in colour. light lacing stuck on the glass.
Fruity smell, along with some yeast and alcohol notes.
Quite bitter taste, even from the beginning. Some hops and fruity notes on the taste too. A bit metallic on the aftertaste, but nothing too bad. Mostly a pleasant bitterness present.
Thin to medium on the body, average carbonation. Fairly dry on the palate.
Overall a good everyday tripel.