DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Part of a sampler six of vSteen. beers from <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/oak-forest in Oak Forest, meaning it may have set awhile without air conditioning. Pours a pale yellow in a tulip glass, with a tinge of red, and fluffy white head. Heavy smell of Belgian sugars and a suggestion of wheat malts that I’m pretty sure are not there. Taste is immediately heady with alcohol and champagne effervescence, sweet and yet still pretty thick with malts. Despite having sat in the heat of a store, not much ale fruitiness here. Instead, it’s pretty well attenuated and turns dry a few sips later. Had it with some camembert cheese spread, which worked nicely. Some notes of straw, then noble and citrusy hops. Nice version of a style I like, anyway.
Mark_Eck (194) - - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Smells of malts, fruits, and some spices. Taste covers the high alcohol well with fruits and some spices.
RW80 (281) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear golden with a good but a bit bubbly white head but with a good retention, leaving some nice lacing
Aroma: malts, spices, yeast and fruit (Bananan, plums and bit of lemon)
Taste: Typical Belgian triple, Some sweetness, some bitterness and yes this one shows a bit of the alcohol comming through.
Medium body, average carbonation.
stevoj (1634) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Rating due to possible bad bottle. Sour, musty aroma, head dissipates to nothing quickly. Will like to rate again. This one’s a drain pour.
aleksander9 (265) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with nice white head. Aroma is caramel, marzipan, licorice and spicy alcohol. Slick mouth feel with medium mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is round malt, caramel and lasting alcohol finish. Overall: enjoyable, but nothing special.
Padwan72 (4) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really enjoyable strong ale, my bottle indicated 9.5% not 9 as stated above. High alcohol content is disguised by a beautifully smooth taste which leaves no residue, uncommon for beers of this strength. By no means a session beer but certainly one to look out for next time your in Belgium or at a Belgian beer festival.
mavericks0619 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good triple. Notes of banana, honey, clove, and citrus. Alcohol content is masked well. Fuck Pete Carroll.
wildbeercat (325) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into a Trappist glass; served cold.
Aroma: Gentle malt with a very mild sour aroma. There’s a bit of heat coming through. It’s all very subtle/gentle though.
Appearance: Barely hazy, gold body with a thin, creamy, white head. Very high visible amount of carbonation.
Taste: Quite tart, almost verges on sour. A little boozy heat. Definitely malt forward with just a hint of hop bitterness.
Palate: Light+ body, prickly carbonation, medium+ finish, ends on light bitterness.
Overall: Pretty decent, nothing really stands out about it. Just a nice, tart triple.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 33cl. 23-02-2014. Bière dorée avec une mousse blanche abondante. Un nez de sucre candi blond avec des notes de miel. On sent le manque d’atténuation. La levure ne jour pas son rôle d’apporter une couche de saveurs supplémentaire. La bouche joue au même jeu du sucre et de l’alcool. Une concoction simple à des lieux d’une vrai Triple bien atténuée.
RobertDale (2857) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and floral. Taste is pineapple, floral, malt, and spice. Didn’t do much for me.
ReverendMoon (122) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a good example of a tripel nor any belgian for that matter. Very thin, with an unpleasant after bite.
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