bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden color, sweet, malty finish. The effervescence/carbonation balance out the maltiness and alcohol attributes.
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
from bottle. Sweet syrup aroma and vanilla cream nose, earthy flavor, with explosive finish. Burns clean.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale yellow body with a lighter head. Sweet malts sticky with spices of cinnamon and a hint of floral honey. Sweet with etoh present. decent.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty flavors with a good hops backbone. Sweetish with some honey flavors. Apples and fruit, some dried fruit, slight vinegar, some alcohol. Dryish on the finish. Pretty good.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of fruits, including cantaloup, and yeast. Elegant flavor of hops, cantalloup and other fruits, and yeast. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. It’s a good tripel, but not a remarkable one.
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Created a large soft pillow of heading that was almost like a marshmallow while the liquid was a golden bronze and had sediment floating about. My nose detected a simple Belgian yeast and spice combination that is in the traditional abbey style of aroma. As for the flavor, there is a strong delivery of alcohol and over spiced yeast that packs a punch to the taste buds. This is an impressing tripel but I wouldn’t make this a repeat.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 750ml from a trade on BA. Big golden-to-orange pour with a lively, yeasty body and a thick, fast-rising head. Smells very fresh, earthy, with spicy malts to the fore and some mild citrus aromas too. A wee bit of alkie heat is immediately present, but it’s nothing overpowering. Instead, there’s a strong hop presence, almost peppery, that complements the yeasty funk quite nicely. Chewy body, lingers nicely on the mouth, and a pleasant finish. One of the better American tripels these days.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml from the Stone Bistro. Pours hazy, golden yellow with a moderate sized white head, some lace. Smells spicy malty, bready yeasty, very nice light spices. Tastes the same, sweet. SLight citrus as well. Medium body, good carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (3138) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
There are a lot of good aromas going on here everything from floral hops, to candy sugar, alcohol, but there is a slight soap aroma that is less than desirable. Pours a light cloudy blond with a nice head that leaves lace. The flavor is strongly alcoholic, but not in a terribly bad way, there are lots of complimentary flavors that balance this out such as sugary sweet malt balanced with a nice hop flavor. This is a very nice American tripel.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle. Bright gold color with a small head. Nose is sweet, spicy, alcoholic. Taste is very alcoholic, sweet, chewy, sticky and spicy. Very bubbly/carbonated. A bit too sweet for my tastes, especially for a tripel.