19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Belgian - Very Ale. Great looking - nice hazy golden-amber with a pale full head. Carbonation sstings the tounge on first sip. Lots of subtle fruit notes - figs, maybe some pear and raisins. There also is a nice, noticable hop citrus essence present.. Pretty sweet and a medium malt body. Not the best belgian ale but pretty good.
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruity aroma, a little cloudy colored. Very sweet. A little bit lighter bodied. Hints of citrus and sweetness due to the malts. Its pretty good. Not a huge fan of the Belgians...
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma with vanilla, caramel, toffee, and dried fruit. Yellow-brown with a super cloudy, off-white head. Sweet and chewy flavor with caramel malt, raisin fruits with a touch of coke-like flavor in the finish and a bit of oxidation. L:ighter body, slightly watery texture with a dry finish.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber colour with a nice white head. Aroma of malt and fruity citrus. Flavour has a good fruitiness, toasted maltiness, good hoppiness and some bitterness in the end.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Pours a golden, copper color with a huge head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Strong flavor hints of banana, spice with strong bitterness in finish and some alcohol presence, warming, slight astringency. Very good.
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Medium body, lively carbonation down to the last sip, more hoppy than I expected. Aroma changed from yeasty to fruity after the initial pour. Just a hint of alcohol.
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy slightly orange colour with a longlasting thcik off-white head. Sweet malty and yeasty aroma. Sweet malty spicy and slightly yeasty flavor. Malty finish with some nice spicy yeasty and bitter aftertaste.
BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 33cL Bottles and draught. A classic Belgian tripel that is great if you can sit down with all three Chimays just to compare and notice the differences between the styles. Just a classic option and it never disappoints me.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredibly hazy dark gold with an inch of big-bubble white head that fades to a lingering cap. Classic pale Belgian aroma: spice in the form of clove, some banana, a tart-orange flavor of curacao and coriander. Slight alcohol presence that lingers, clove and other spices that are reminiscent of some saisons (de Pipaix, etc.). Also a slight bitterness at the sides of the tongue - although this is overwhelmed by a measured sweetness, as it should be. Excellent tripel.
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle from LCBO gift pack. Darker than other tripels I’ve tried, and filled with sediment. Lovely, sticky white head. Raisins and bananas in the aroma - not as strong as I expected. The first thing I noticed about the taste was the strong presence of hops; the early finish is quite bitter. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The aftertaste comes more from the yeast. The alcohol is evident, but not obtrusively so. This beer is very, and dangerously, drinkable.