DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Re-rate 10/9/07: Bottle (quite a fresh one). Slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head that stays all the way. Fruity and spicy aroma with yeast, citrus (orange) and some wheat. A rather sweet flavor with yeast, fruits, spices, a bit of malt and a long, dry, hoppy finish, with some spice. Medium-bodied with quite alot of carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle. 4 years old. Golden color, a bit hazy, with a big head. A sweet fruity aroma with a bit of yeast. Flavor is fruity and sweet but with some hop bitterness. A bit of pepper. Finishes with nice hoppiness. A medium body. 7/4/7/3/15=3.6
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exquisite, dry, doughy aroma. I get a hint of spiciness, perhaps cayanne, along with savory spices. Not getting much complexity, but still very nice. Pour is excellent into its own glass, with a large, rocky head that laces well. Pretty dark for a tripel.
Flavor is quite nice as well, kind of dank and boozy, more vineous and ever-so-slightly sweet. Less dough and more subtle malts. Again, not too much complexity. Very enjoyable, this. Glad I finally hunkered down and bought some.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 golden color with a light white head. highly carbonated. a spicy tripel that has a nice amount of candy-sugar and a well balanced flavor. a nice version of the style
j4design (1) - BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose is weak but crisp with subtle raisin smell. The taste is of hops and clean water. The PH level is balanced nice.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer 14 of O’brien’s Trappist Tasting 2/3/07. Pours gold and bubbyly with a thin white head. I noticed almost no smell, but maybe its because of where my sample was for the bottle or who knows. The brew is sweet and strong but not so amazing.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with large white head. A dry white wine-esque aroma with some light citrus fruits that eminate from the glass. A quite pungent citrus and light hop taste with a refreshing slight bitterness, and I had a slight alcohol burn on my tongue. Pretty decent Abbey Trip. Overall, This was an old bottle that held up pretty well. I’m thinking that It’s at least 1 and a half to 2 years old.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very present regular fine head. Very sticky to the glass. Aroma dominated by hop bitterness. Also the taste is dominated by hop bitterness, but not as much as I had expected. The bottle was about 3 years old.
Meduim body and medium carbonation. Nice lasting aftertaste.
ScoWRee (414) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma fruity and yeasty. Tastes of hops and fruit with nice carbination. Slighy bitter finish. Commercial description is acurate.
despenla (1) - dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent balance in fruitiness, esters, alcohol. Just simply one of the very best. My goal for homebrewing.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 A pretty, light golden color with a huge head. Flowery aroma with some citrus. The taste is creamy and smooth, just like the red though with a stronger flavor. Fruity, malty, carbonation with a sweet aftertaste. Great stuff.