GuidoMerkens (5) - USA - APR 29, 2005 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe I got an old bottle, but this stuff reminded me of a slightly stronger Old Milwaukee. I was very disappointed
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as Cing Cents. Poured a hazy golden hue with medium creamy white head. Aroma was complex with malt and citrus. Flavor was a moderate sweet with the same complex long finish. Creamy full body. Good brew.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2008 750 ml, correct temp. trappists glasses, and certainlly leaving the yeast at the bottom of the bottle.
Definantly a world classic beer. A fine example of what yeast can do. Absolutley spectacular color in the goblet, thick frothy head that will not budge unless the sweet nectar below it is sipped. A complex plateau of what must be sterling hops and exotic citrus and asian spices. Very clean malt balance and crisp refreshing finish that pleads with the drinker to have another sip. It is the devil, such a rare and special beer that goes down so easily and quickly. You would never guess this beer to be 8%. I can’t tell you where they hide it, but those monks make a fine beer. There really aren’t too many beers around that a novice and an expert can both enjoy and love.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smell is awesome, flower, oranges. tastes like fruit, a pinch of alcohol and cumin. a really well done tripel with good thick mouthfeel and a lingering bitter and fruity finish, yummy!
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rated this after a bottle of Chimay Blue (bad idea). Looks absolutely beautiful, slightly cloudy luminous light gold in colour with a huge rocky white head the sticks around and leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is medicinal and flowery. Taste starts with sweet malt, with a medicinal middle and a dry and slightly bitter finish. Mouth feel is exquisite; they have done a great job of balancing the viscosity from the high levels of alcohol with fine carbination. I should have tasted this before the Blue. Think I will re-rate the Blue now, I need to give it more credit for subtly and balance.
profane (40) - ITALY - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum bottle, year 2000. Malted, alcoholic and a very long end. A very nice foam, stable and long. Bitter taste. Cloudy.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pale Orangey Coloring with Big White Creamy Head. Fruity Aroma with Yeastiness Hovering About. Carries Through to the Palate.. With Light Subtle Spices and a Comfortably Heavy Mouthfeel. Very Good But a Beer You Have to Be in the Mood For.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great Belgian. Pours a cloudy orange/golden body with a nice thick white head in a Chimay glass. Lots of sediments. Yeasty aroma with some fruity, hoppy scents. Medium mouthfeel. Spicy flavor. Alcohol can be detected. Chewy. Smooth, warm finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In my opinion not one of the better Belgian tripels. Cardboard and grass nose. Notes of grain and wheat on the palate with some mild funkiness. Mild sour apple an pear flavors overpowered by the cardboard.
IndianaRed (2738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a hazy light yellow/amber with a hugh foamy white head. Hevy lacing. Lots of visible carbonation rising up. Sweet light malts and belgian spice in the aroma. Some notes of warm toast w/ honey. Flavors are much the same but sharper and more bitter. Lively carbonation. Very light grain and slightly sweet malts, almost pilsnerish at first. The immediate aftertaste is where the hops and bitterness kick in. A marked transition. Finish is quick and fairly dry. The ABV is not very noticeable.