mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange/yellow pour. Creamy white head leaves a strong crown and film on top. Nose pof lemon, orange and light spice. Full bodied and a touch chewy. Carbonation is appropriately sharp, but not overpowering as other examples of the style can be. Mostly a sweet malt base, but touches of dry toast here and there. Lemon, orange, melon. Pepper and sharp spicy esters. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is actually a bit subdued for the style, but does show up in appropriate amounts as it warms. Complex and deep, but quaffable. Just a really solidly made example of the style. Does everything a tripel should, and does it well. Nothing not to like.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Almost clear pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast and fruit nose, flavor is sweet spicy fruit and light Belgian yeast, the high ABV is hidden. Decent Belgian triple. Batch #2, bottled Jan 2012, $10.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brew pub. Classic tripel style. Dark yellow color with a light white head. Nice belgian yeast esters.
MaBeer1972 (1431) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottled version. A deep golden brew with a slight orange hue. Decent head that goes to lacing. Strong fruity-spice aromas. Good malty backbone. Very smooth palate. Good sweetness, but not too much. Good balance. Doesn’t seem like 9.5%. Very tasty stuff!
thornecb (4785) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was the first Tripel I ever tried...back in the early 90s at the brewpub in Kendal Square on my lunch hour...Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Sweet yeast and sour fruit aromas. Medium bodied with sweet and sour fruit upfront turning to marshmallow before the lasting tart citrus finish.
johnnnniee (2833) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery and enjoyed at home.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge white head that slowly dissipates but never really leaves. Smells of sweet candy sugar and honey like malts, sweet apples, orange zest, light pepper, light yeasty aromas. Taste is sweet with honey like malts, sweet sugars, light pomme fruits countered with a peppery Belgian yeasty funkiness. Medium body, spirited level of carbonation with a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. This is a nice tripel, I’m glad I grabbed on to go.
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, orange, spices, light toast, and honey. Taste of sweeter honey up front, with spices, citrus, toast, and a drier, alcoholic finish.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cambridge Brewing. Clear golden orange with slight head and no lace. Strong aroma of dried fruit, malt and bready yeast. Banana flavor quite noticeable. Very nice beer.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very sweet aroma. Lighht gold with a strong head. Sweet but one-dimensional to me.
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a cloudy golden body with a foam white head. Aroma is citrus orange, yeast spiciness and some sweet malt. Flavor has a slight etoh warming with a relatively thick mouthfeel. Interesting.