awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 From a 330mL Bottle. Hazy golden yellow coloring with a fabulous creamy white head. Yeasty aromas of lemon and spice are accompanied by a nice bouquet of fresh pineapple and white grape skins. Effervescent bubbling action creates an almost creamy texture on the tongue, but the hoppy flavors are a biting contrast to the supple sensation. Hoppy smack of mild lemon rind.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pour very interseting, this brew looks very complex i can see all the stuff cruising around the challace. Very nice head, pretty decent taste just not my thing i liked the double and the quad but this one was weird not my kinda taste
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great beer from Chimay. Not as good as the "Blue", but a very good beer nonetheless. Pours a cloudy amber in the glass with a large white head. Good hop presence along with citrus / fruity notes. Flavor reflects aroma with the addition of some peppery notes and a slightly bitter finish. Very good.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a cloudy tan color with a large beige head. Flaovr is nice with some fruity hints. Has a bitter finish. Over all a good brew.
kcmole (28) - USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good solid beer, but a bit of a letdown after all I’ve read about it. Stronger than I anticipated and pretty sweet...but enjoyable. Good head retention and mouthfeel.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille-Dorée aux parfums d’épices et de frutis. Beaucoup d’alccol au goût avec des perceptions de noix et de fruits. Pleine bouche.
Fin (9305) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey cloured but a little hazy nice white frothy head aroma fruit and hoppy aroma. Very strong tasting maybe a bit too much alcohol there. Good but not one of my favourites
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt orange amber with a frothy barely off white head that lingers for the duration of the beer. When it does finally descend it leaves a solid lacing. Aroma is wheat and a hoppy citrus with a distinct citrus scent. Initial flavor is nutty and sweetly peppery, then transitions right into fruity citrus flavors including green apple, raisin, and an array of other subtle dark fruits. Underlying honey and understated port round things out. Finished long with fruit (mostly raisin and green apple) and a mild bitterness. Palate is a moderately thick oil with a lively small carbonation not unlike champaign. Overall a fantastic complex tripel. Really enjoyed this one!
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Aroma is mostly fruity yeast with a definite alcohol presence. Pours a light amber with a nice head. Flavors are mostly fruit with an alcohol taste in the background. Hops are present, but not in the forefront of the palette. An excellent beer, but my least favorite of the Chimays.
Panzerfaust (784) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy gold beer with a huge white rocky head that lingers for a while. It shows a lot of sediments and leaves an excellent lacing. Strong Tripel aroma with a fruity character that presents light notes of caramel and brown sugar and hints of honey, vanilla, peaches, apricots, pears and even some spicy touches. The hops give it some resin and pine notes. Well-disguised alcohol. The flavor is well rounded and complex as the smell. It starts sweet and powerful, ending with a nice soft bittersweet and alcoholic combination with some bread, that leaves a great aftertaste. Strong for a tripel, almost full bodied, it is however incredibly smooth and has a syrupy texture. The carbonation is soft and doesn’t detracts from the flavors. The end is moderately alcoholic.
One hell of a Tripel!!