patrick767 (4001) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle - Pours a hazy, light amber with a moderate head that soon fades to thin. It has a citrus and yeast aroma. The flavor mixes the sweetness and sour citrus of a Belgian very well. It’s bubbly, medium bodied and smooth. The 8% ABV is well masked and the finish is crisp. A bit more intensity and complexity would have suited me, but this is certainly a high quality ale.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge frothy white head. good lacing. cloudy orange body. carmel, perfume, light musty yeast and a hint of tobacco. med body, alcoholic, lots of carbonation, astringent finish. well balanced flavors with a hint of sour milk. champagne like.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon et de caramel. Saveurs de houblon amérisant, de caramel, de fruits, de sucre candi et de sirop d’érable.
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 (3413) - 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 (3215) - 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.