DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 While not nearly as sweet as most in the style, this unusual tripel is very malty, woody, and somewhat bitter for the style, and this overshadows the mild sweetness and spiciness; The finish is actually quite bitter and hoppy; Carbonated mouthfeel is very expansive; The nose is neither sweet nor spicy, but instead is pretty malty with a slightly stinky cheese aroma; Orange-golden color and hazy; Explosive, bubbly, white head becomes rocky with very porous lacing ; The beer is very enjoyable, but just kind of odd for a tripel.
mmmstout22 (24) - USA - APR 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this beer. It would be great in hot weather. Has a sweetaroma with a slightly sweet matching palate. Finishes with a slightly bitter crisp bite. After taste is bitter that melts away leaving a refreshing sensation.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick and fluffy cloud like head. Body is darker, a brownish colour. Floral aroma accompanied by some hints of spice and fruit. Taste is herbal/spicy with some fruity hints. A strange tasting beer, but a strange delight.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow with a big head. REally enjoyable beer. Well carboanted. Sharp Flavor. Enjoyable. hoppy.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml 09/03. Pours cloudy yellow with a big foamy head. Citrussy/Yeasty aroma. Well carbonated. Citrussy sharp flavor of yeast, orange peel and hops. Reminds me of a strong wit.
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Bottled 0.33l (BB 2006)
Hazy orange with long-lasting foamy head. Aroma is hops, citron and yeast. Typical Belgium malt texture. Smooth mouthfeel with nice hoppy finish. I prefer Chimay Blue. (6/3/6/3/13 3.1)
Re-rated, bottle (BB 2006)
Hazy orange with long-standing lace head. Aroma is malts, hops with citron. A bit Orval-like citric mouthfeel but not so spicey. Balanced, nice. (6/4/7/4/15 3.6)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 2006)
Hazy color, rocky head. Nice aroma, citric and malty. Bitter mouthfeel, well-balanced. (7/4/7/4/15 3.7)
garrison (776) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The "Cinq Cents" was a 750ml bottle of a batch born in 10/2002 according to the cork. It poured with a tall, long-lasting white head with an aroma of pepper and flowers. Oh, the taste is just sublime... complex, floral, with interesting undertones... this is a great beer, and probably my favorite light-hued brew!
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked and caged, date on cork 07/03. Poured a golden colour with a huge sticky head.Aromas of spice, pepper, fruits( apples mostly). The tastes are of big fruitiness, spices, and a nice hoppiness, previously described here as a dusty hop flavour that's pretty accurate by my account. The flavours really came out as this brew reached room temp. A really good triple.
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very big long lasting head. Nice coppery orange in the Chimay chalice. Lightly spiced aroma with yeast notes. Clean and smooth. LIght dust notes on the tongue. Interesting and lasting dusty hop finish. Can feel the alcohol in your nose. Excellent.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Corked with 09/03 stamped on cork This bottle was well charged and created a loud pop when uncorked. Poured a clear golden color with an enormous white creamy head consisting of tiny bubbles. Aroma is spicy and yeasty with notes of citrus. Also has a funky bit of skunkiness to it that seems off to me. The body is light and Chamagne like. Really crisp and carbonated. The flavor is a little too bitter for my liking and not as sweet and flavorful as some other Tripels I've had. Maybe this was not a great sample though.