alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty yellowish amber, with a massive wipped cream head and excellent lacing, and a full body with a nose of cookie dough, dried fruits, pine. Palate is all alcohol! behind the ethonal is a very compex tasting of bread, yeast, wine, dried fruits (apple and apricot) and some melted butter. This tasted subdued by the alcohol comes back with a dry finish. Not my style, allready drunk. Maybe as a cocktail drink it would be great!.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. Cloudy amber honey with streaming bubbles. Creamy white head; ready to shave. Umber streaks emerge. Aroma of soft dough, orange, banana, melon and Vienna Fingers. Simple but classic. Sour citrusy taste with apple and faint ginger(?). Not sweet; slight champagne vinegar. Nice full mouthfeel but still light. Finish is dry but leaves a oily, buttery coating; odd.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap: smell is of grassy hops with so friut present, and yeast as well. fine white head golden yellow with a slight haze. flavor is of hops, yeast, and some friut. Lovely balance. A great tripel, a bit pricy on the tap $5 for half a pint in state college
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with an amberish haze in the center, thick frothy white head. Aroma is of yeast and hops. Tastes present are subdued hops, yeast, a bit of fruitiness, and a breadlike sensation. Finishes very smooth and silky. Very nice brew.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a nice head,which lasted a long time.Nice lacings.I didn’t smell much of an aroma.citrus smell a bit.It went down smooth.hoppy and somewhat bitter finish.Wheat ,grapefruit,.color is chestnut.Had 8% alcohol ,which is more than your typical beer.Had a bit of dead yeast sediment on bottom of bottle.Overall I really like this beer.Will definately buy again!!
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, spice and hops. Flavor is sweet, smooth, citrus, and fruit.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful tripel, that has everything a representative belgian tripel should have: sweet but balanced hoppiness with bready undertones. Great color, pleasant alcohol content...overall a pretty great abbey tripel.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good Belgian beer. It lacks the absolute complexities found in the grande reserve, but can certainly hold its own as a giant among beers. I like the fruityness in both the nose and the flavor. This is a beer I highly recommend.
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly malty with some fruitiness although it doesn’t dominate. Well rounded mouthfeel that lingered for some time. A nice example of this style but for some reason it wasn’t quite as good as I expected.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 750ml. Pours cloudy gold with a large billowy head. Quite carbonated. Grass and citrus flavors predominate with a nice hop finish with yeasty sediment. Somewhat sour but continues to remain crisp. Refreshing beer.