Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is rich reddish golden with a thin off white head...smell is floral and yeasty...vanilla, pepper, cloves...taste is spicy, sweet, vanilla, clove, pepper...rich reamy moutfeel...this is nice...
bierkoning (9580) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color between gold and light copper. Hoppy, creamy aroma and flavor with a touch of vanilla. Hopbitter flowery aftertaste. Some citrus. Nice one!
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle, bottled on / bbe (should be from 2005)? Amber colour reminiscent of honey, hazy, strong pearling, good frothy head leaving thick lace. Hoppy aroma with a sweet, a bit chewing gum-like background. The taste is malty and juicy without being sweet, with fruitiness and spiciness which go in the saison direction. Lasting fruity and spicy aftertaste. Body of a bear, considering it is only 7%alc.
vanvenlo (1100) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4 Jun 2005 - (HOP 2005) - Low fruit & hop aroma, although smoke effected. Golden blond colour, with good retention and reasonable lacing. Lovely light fruit flavour with some earthiness. Some bitterness for finish with a medium mouthfeel.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a healthy white head. Smells of apples, sugar, bananas and caramel. Tastes of brown sugar, grapes and grass. Light bitter metallic finish. Very drinkable, but the alcohol was definitely noticeable and this was a little lacking for a tripel.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Fruity yeasty aroma and a sweet fruity citrus taste. Medium to full body and a sweet finish.
Lunkie (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very low aroma, some hops and malt. Cloudy yellow colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to HOPDOG for bringing this to the egajdzis tripelfest, smells yeasty and sweet, lots of fruits, and a little bit of malt. color was light amber/caramel with a creamy white head that held on top of the glass. a sweet soft caramel malt flavor served as the backing for a series of interlaced fruit flavors, banana, apple, and orange. the finish was ultra smooth and clean, leaving a sweetness to linger. an excellent brew.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beautifully cloudy golden with creamt head. Light orangey nose. Sweet and malty with soft mouthfeel. Less lively than many other tripels. Notes of vanilla and toffee, drying out towards the grassy finish. Stylish and well balanced.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Hopdog for sharing this rare gem. Amber/orange colro with a small head. The aroma is dusty fruits, bananas, oranges and barnyrad dominate. The taste is super smooth with more flavors of wood, vanilla, candi sugar and tree bark. Quite unique stuff. Peppery and lively.