slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. Watery pale w/ a funkned up nose of stale straw(?). Has a dry crisp start but still ends in that same off putting funk. Blah!
thirstyrabbit (859) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Cloudy yellow Tripel body with a foamy head. Sweet yeasty aroma with lemon cookies. Nice carbonation, taste seems to have all the right Abbey Tripel elements but the finish becomes a bit soapy and doesn’t feel crisp enough.
martjoobolut (122) - ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
BB 30.09.2015, 0.33L bottle from Van Steenberge Sampler Pack. Pours slightly hazy golden with nice white head. The head stays for a long time. Decent lacing. Aroma is fruits, plums, yeast, dryness, banana. Taste: sweet, fruity, sourness, some spices, strong alcohol. Finish is fruity bitter with strong alcohol. Lively carbonation. Overall: I like that it’s not too sweet like many triples. But the alcohol is too strong, it kills everything subtle.
Mothroy (25) - - NOV 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb triple. Massive burst of alcohol, spices, fruit and hops. Not too sweet. Bottled conditioned to perfection, crystal clear and not too fizzy.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Big fluffy cloud of white foam over a bright golden coloured beer. Fruit, spice and alcohol in the aroma. Another very good belgian beer.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Market Basket. Chalice shows a perfect display of hazy gold with a lasting cap of white head. Smell of fruity yeast, bread, some spice and sugar. Taste is big with tropical fruit peach, mango and star fruit. Floral citrus notes provide some bitterness. Some sharp local flavor which is odd to me since I’ve had this bottle at least 9 months. Drying texture. For a largely available Belgian triple, its pretty good.
Benzai (5823) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle @ home. Because I read an article about the beer being an alias of another beer from Van Steenberge I didn’t want to rate it. I sent in feedback with a link to the aforementioned article expecting the beer to be aliased. Since this has not happened even though it’s been quite some time now I have decided to rate it anyway. I’ll be brief though. Clear golden color, slightly fruity. Meh.
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2011 Total Score: 2.6
Golden color with white head. Smell malts and something I don’t like but don’t know what it is. Taste is hard to tell, too much carbonation masks it.
drjay44 (2350) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a very thick well retained white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose cereal, biscuit from the malts, minimal hop tones, pepper, light clove from the esters.....taste hints of cereal, light sweetness, from the malts, light hop bitterness, hints of lemon, orange, from the esters, phenolics yield clove with peppery tones, finishing, lightly bitter......mouth feel medium, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds spicy tingle, and a clean finish. This falls well within the style, with the flaws being the hazy body, the lack of effervescence and the sheer simplicity of it overall. BJCP 7/2/13/5/6
MarcoDL (1004) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average tripel beer, there are a lot of these. Not very interesting, just enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2013 Total Score: 3.3
Standard issue Belgian tripel. Bit sweet, bit bitter, added with some spices. The usual.
Russo (1469) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with a fluffy white head keeping a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is sweety, yeasty and fruity, notes of apricot, caramel and banana. Flavor is the same as aroma with some citrus and alcohol hints. Medium body and carboantion wih a spicy finish.
Koelschtrinker (9517) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Süßlicher, etwas getreidiger Antrunk mit milden hellen Malznoten. Würzig, hohe Karbonisierung. Das Bier bleibt angenehm süß, leichte frische Kräuter, Lavendel. Rund, vollmundig. Angenehm hopfig im Hintergrund. 11/11/9/9/7/9