blackisle (646) - IJburg, - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Sweet grainy nose, bread, grass, citrus, dough, banana, light bubblegum; slightly hazy golden color, nice frothy white head, reduces to thin layer that stays; medium sweet taste, yeasty, citrus zest; full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation; medium bittersweet finish, spicy notes; strong but but alcohol is well hidden, good example (no-nonsense) of the style
Franksv6 (113) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow golden beer with a nice with head. Low carbonation. Smell is fruity. Taste is like a ordenary belgium tripel, with some herbs.
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty standard tripel. In that respect, this is a pretty affordable variety. Lots of belgian spice, some decent hop bitterness.
DinkyBoy (4) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm yellow color with a little off-white head that won’t stay very long. Complex flavour that needs more than one bottle to get a grip on. Mildly bitter with a pleasant finish. Will certainly buy again.
giorgos_gtc (80) - GREECE - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pale honey taste while aroma is a little clear. medium body with average palate. Foam is ringed thin which is going to be disappeared until the end.
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of a friend. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy white head a few bubbles. The aroma is yeast light sweet malt. The flavour is medium sweet light bitter with a yeast resin alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A familiar and standard Belgian Tripel.
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Successor of the old Brugse Tripel by Gouden Boom, in which Palm uses its own yeast and changed the first part of the name because the word ’Brugge’ looks more familiar to foreign tourists than ’Brugse’ (which simply means ’from Brugues’, obviously). Deeply golden blonde (’old gold’) with thick off-white head; aroma of apple, water melon, hay, pepper, lemon zest, thyme, coriander, bitter honey, white grapes, bread, aniseed; fruity, yeasty and caramelly malty taste with lots of explicit spiciness, drying towards the finish, where except from herbal hoppiness some warming, but not acerb alcohol also manifests itself. Perhaps a bit too straightforward, like most of Palm’s ales nowadays. I have also tasted this under its new alias Brugge Tripel Gruut and frankly, I am not convinced at all that this is really an alias: this version did seem more spicy, coriander and aniseed were clearly more emphatically present and the alcohol content of 8.7% ABV is higher than the old 8.2% ABV of the ’ordinary’ Brugge Tripel... Something to investigate!
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ik drink graag tripel, maar dan moet er smaak aan zitten en dat was bij deze niet echt het geval.
age_jellema (37) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love herbs. This herby (gruut) tripel is exactly the way I like it. Not to herbal as a Jopen Koyt, itś still a tripel with a fine gruut touch. bitter/sweet nice in the middle. Perfect, fine yeah, Brugge is beautiful by the way :-)
JanEric (990) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cclear golden colour with a small diminishing head. Aroma herbal: gruut. Tastes herbal and with a nice bitterness. Herbal finish. Maybe too kuch herbs
Tselloufc88 (102) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a shop in Brugge. Clear golden in colour, aroma is of toffee and some dark fruits. Taste is pretty bitter with a bit of butterscotch and white raisin. Decent enough but not outstanding.