trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As trippels go, not one of my favorites. Murky gold pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy, with a tiny bit of banana. The taste is heavily vanilla and raisins, mixed with what I can only describe as cake batter. No banana or yeast esters at all. Very creamy mouthfeel. Probably will not get again.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bacchus. Amber with thin head remaining when served in the standard Chimay trappist glass. Spicy aroma, caramelized banana and brandy with some dandelion flower. Flavor of clove spiced banana bread and golden raisins with a cave-like mustiness on the finish. Thin palate and slight carbonation.
tomthompson89 (1980) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden slightly hazy bitter least fav of all trappist ales, better then many different ales but uhhm just not up my alley
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Golden hazy color with big white head. Lot of CO2. A bit bitter but pleasant aftertaste. Nice trappist.
Roberto (3) - Harelbeke, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Pours a hazy golden color. Lots of carbonation and an aroma of fruit and yeast. Bitter, fruity flavor and a nice thick palate. Good beer with lots of flavor complexity but at $3 a beer it’s one that i’ll save for special occassions.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a thick white head. Rich dried fruit smell with a slight malt finish. Full fruit finish with a minty after finish.
Arayaga2 (2132) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy cidery color with medium white head and cidery aroma. Taste is a good blend of bittersweet and spicy. My favorite of the three common chimays. $3.50/11.2oz
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours a very cloudy deep gold with a white head. The head is very thick and lasting with different sized bubbles. The aroma has some spice, lots of bready malt, lots of yeast, some grassy notes, and hints of honey. The flavor starts with grassy flavors, a little hops, lots of doughy malts, and some carbonation zip. More honey and some fruit (sweet grapes, perhaps some apple) come along midway. The beer has very long and dry finish that includes a touch of hop bitterness. Some alcohol is perceptible in the aroma, but is well hidden in the taste.
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very nice Tripel. Golden creamy/hazy like colour with a light/medium head. Aroma is malty, bread like. Some hops, dry fruit and I can also agree on the Muscat like aroma. Body is kind of medium and texture is thin to creamy with a fizzy and lively feeling. Complex bitterness in the flavour, and a bitter-sweet finish. Great beer!
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Great Tripel. The usual tripel color with a thick, off white head that doesn’t diminish. Creamier and less dry and bitter than the Westmalle Tripel I reviewed yesterday. I prefer the Westmalle but this is still very good.