Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: Simply put, one of the best Tripel Iíve had.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy orange body with a small white head
In long: Inviting nose with floral and fruity notes. Superb malt extraction, crisp and full body. Crunchy honeyed malts, orange peels, aromatic floral notes, a light granny smith apples tartness, dry grass and citrus fruits. All the flavours I can hope for in a Tripel are there and as a bonus I got a crisp and fresh feeling that I rarely get from a bottle. Typical lively Belgian carbonation. This really is a top notch authentic Belgian Tripel. One of the best Triple Iíve ever had and certainly the best brewpub Tripel Iíve ever had. That Brugge Tripel has nothing to envy to a real Brugge Tripel. Not that itís not real Brugge Tripel because it is the Brugge Triple, just not a Brugge Tripel. Athough one could believe it is a Brugge Tripel if he didnít know it is actually a Brugge Tripel.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice local offering, and I agree with those who said this one is underrated. Courtesy of Sprinkle. Nice smokey and yeasty aroma. Pours a solid orange color. Flavor is more of the smoke and yeast, with a big body and lots of flavor. Great balance of malts and sugars as well. Everything works together wonderfully. Very very solid and nice! Hovers between a tasty treat and a good session beer. This will be my go-to anytime I stop by Brugge, no doubt.
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, big citrus fruit aroma. Wheat flavor with some clove. Lots of fruit and spice. Very Good!!
drfabulous (4416) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition, on tap. Very caramely with light touch of alcohol finishing it off. Indiana and tripels? A good adoption of the style. I had two.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) slightly hazy gold Faint aroma. Flavor is spicy and malt, some yeast and fruit.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Tried on tap at the brewery. Very nice, solid smell of banana and candy sugar. The body is thiick and full. Taste is full as well with sweet fruit and banana followed by some needed sour ending.
vyvvy (4470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this overall rating on the beer is insanely low. Pours hazy / cloudy amber with a dense white head that leaves very nice lacing. The aroma has banana, earthy yeast and smooth sweet malt - more true to style than most US versions. Medium / full body that is creamy and smooth with very soft carbonation. The taste starts with lots of yeast, heavy typical Belgium tripel malt and candi sugar. The finish has some sharpness and sourness as wells as a good amount of spices. This is a great American version of a tripel that could easily compete against the true Belgium counterparts. Thumbs up for this well crafted beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
opaque orange, frothy beige head, heavy lace,
light fruity spicy aroma with hints of citrus,
balanced malt flavor with a sweet fruityness thatís well balanced with the spicy citrus character, the sweetness picks up a candy quality as it warms and becomes a spiced candy
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a hazy gold with a creamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma, yeast, spices, with some light fruits. Flavor, light spicing, yeast, bready malts. Very smooth and easy drinking. Good brew.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy, orange-yellow. Minor head. Aroma is lightly spicy, yeasty. Flavor is very fruitful with light spice notes. Moderate mouth feel makes for a good Tripel!