HopHeadMichael (6) - Gig Harbor, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting tripel. My fav among the Chimay ales is still the blue but this one is also a great beer on its own.
OOKPIKABLE (105) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy with serious thick white head. Aroma of a bit of raisin with some hoppitude. Tastes of raisins, gingerbread and maple syrup. Oily mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste. Really nice.
Beergaard (111) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazt colden color - small White head. Fruity, spicy, herbal and yeasty aroma and taste.
Kauge (248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale amber with big fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is nice bittersweet grass and lemon, dough, yeast and malts, spicy earthy-grassy hops. Taste is malty-yeasty, semisweet with noticeable citrusy bitterness, clovey spiciness and alcoholic zing. Kinda watery palate, but dry, grainy mouthfeel and medium body, thin prickly carbonation. Finishes fairly bitter. Not loving Tripels but it’s good to have something like this every once in a while.
luser2000 (64) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nyami. Belga söreim egyik kedvenc darabja (elsősorban akkor, amikor szűk kínálatból kell választani. Viszonylag könnyű hozzájutni itthon)
waiake (152) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle 1st time trappist beer pours hazy frothy, tangy palate surprisingly more carbonated than expected, tastes really good
gregorymconway (127) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Hazy golden/orange-tinted body with a white foamy head. Aromas or orange, grapefruit and orange zest. Reminiscent of an APA in terms of aroma, but with the yeast character making itself more present than in an APA. Some white bread and peach on the nose as well. Soft carbonation with a well integrated hop presence in comparison to the ever-lasting hop-based finish. This beer is very dry as well.
holdleder (190) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. flaske. 8,0 %. Gylden farvet med tyndt hvidt skum. Ikke den bedste fra Chimay men den rřde og den blĺ er ogsĺ outstanding. Men ganske udemćrket.
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Medium Yeast fruity, banana, light leathery, clove. Medium malty, bready. Light spice, light alcohol.
Appearance: Body: Clear gold, effervescent. Head: Massive, rocky, white, good retention.
Flavour: Medium yeast, fruity, banana. Medium-light malt, bready. Light alcohol, peppery.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. medium-full carbonation, creamy. Light coating.
Overall: Very good example. Great beer.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18C. Belgian Tripel
Mainuh_man (219) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33L bottle. Clear golden with a huge, rocky white head. Aromas of dough, some bubblegum, bread, fruit; raisin and apricot. Flavor is medium sweet with cereal grain and bubblegum. Quickly transitions to a complex bitterness, part yeast, part herby and citrusy hops. Quite spicy, with some hints of clove and ginger. Light body with a slick mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, some nice complexity to this beer, and different for a tripel. Malt sweetness is balanced well with a lingering, complex bitterness that stands out relative to the style.