superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle into chalice, bottle date of 5/2011 notched. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty lacing on the glass, and plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining a nice head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, citrus, pepper, biscuit, banana, tart grains, and yeast spices. Decent aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of lemon, biscuit, clove, citrus, grass, apricot, tart grain, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of pepper, biscuit, citrus, tart grain, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. A little to grainy for my liking, but still well balanced. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Smooth to drink for 9%, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall a very solid and balanced tripel. A bit too much tart grainy breadiness, but I still enjoyed it.
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is spicy and floral with candy, incense, malt, and citrus. The appearance is slightly cloudy gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth and the finish is hot. The beer is decent overall but not a favorite.
Cavie (4303) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a light hazy golden color. Fizzy white head. Aroma is Belgian fruit, yeast and bready notes. Flavor is lightly sweet, big bready notes, easy grain that leaves a tingle over the palate. Decent finish, not bad.
chinchill (4205) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy straw-gold with a sizable, frothy, off-white head. Leaves about as much lacing as I’ve ever seen in a beer of this style. The yeasty-bready-fruity-grassy smell is paired with a yeasty-wheaty-fruity taste that is more sour than sweet. Both the aroma and the flavor have somewhat lower levels of banana and clove than those found in many Belgian blondes. Hints of coriander and lemon. Light-medium body, if a bit fuller than average for style. The carbonation is a bit aggressive.
Overall: OK, but a step down in quality from their excellent Brune.
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy with a bit of honied sweetness. Clear yellow with a light body. Crisp flavor, almost pilseneresque. Tried with Dave and Jess at the Bruges Bierfest in 2012.
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dull yellow with small white foam head with small suspended particulate. Wonderful banana and bubblegum nose. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t hold up. Yeasty, and bready, and sweet candi sugar. Very high carbonation. Nice though.
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy blonde with an average white head. Aroma is fruity with a bit of lavender. Flavor is a dull malt with some fruitness toward the end. A citrus aftertaste is left on the tounge as this goes down. Kinda weak for a tripel still it has a few things going for it. Much better out there.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had been looking forward for a chance to try this new (to me) Tripel for a couple weeks before I got a chance to get to it in my cellar so I was somewhat alarmed when it exploded unceremoniously over my countertop when I popped the cap. The beer remaining was cloudy orange golden in color and capped by a long lasting head of largish bubbles. The nose is quite spicy and bready. I am not really pulling cloves or anything specifically, just a general spicy warmth and a bit of banana-like juiciness. It is kind of nice but there is a bit of a metallic undertone that comes out more once tasted. The palate is kind of sticky and sluggish, oily and lacking the creamy carbonation that makes the best big Belgians great. Gushing aside, this is a pretty disappointing Belgian in general.
Grzesiek79 (3941) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
grass, floral, raisin, rotten eggs, leaves, spruce, amber, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on 06/28/2010. Cloudy golden yellow body with a small white head. Sweet citrus and spice aroma. Sweet citrus and spice flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.