McNick (13) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deafening pop as the champagne-style cork went flying. Pours thick and lasting white head. Amber/orange in colours, it was cloudy if noto totally opaque due to the large amount of yeast floating around. A generous aroma of yeast was released during the pour. Other aromas noticed were of bread and dough, moist bark and a powerful hoppy smell. Honey and honeysuckle were also present. In the flavour, the expected overly hoppy bitterness is not present and I was pleasantly surprised by its well balanced sweetness. The dough and honey flavours were again present in the mouth. The palate was appropriately robust for a tripel. Carbonation was fine and pleasant. Enticing lacing was left, adding to the nice appearacne of the beer. The finish was of fresh almonds and hops. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste.
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma with notes of spices.
Flavour of fruits with notes of spices, yeast, hops and alcohol.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with big white head. The aroma is very yeasty with some citrus, honeysuckle, a bit of bubblegum. The flavor moves in phases: sugar and malt first, then some rather bitter hops, then the yeast in the finish. The hops stick around in the aftertaste. A very satisfying Tripel.
badinplaid (106) - USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was a nice finsihing ale. Had the 12oz bottle. Deep Amber color. Fragrant aroma. A solid refreshing ale.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a large head. Yeasty aroma with a slight citrusy taste. I’d have to say this was pretty good.
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle.. ..Citusry aroma, spicey (coriander/pepper)… .. Hazy (poured some yeast in), Dark yellow / orangey, long lasting white head.. .. Spicy flavor, subdued maltiness, hoppy / bitter finish.. .. prickly carbonatin, medium body.. .. Interesting spiciness in this one. The carbonation detracts from palate, but helps accentuate aroma / flavor notes. It’s a good one!
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice gold blonde color with a fluffy white head that lasts. Decent lacing. Yeasty aroma with undertones of banana and some spice. Very smooth and creamy beer, a little fruitness in the taste with a lot sourness coming thru in the finish. A little too sour for me. My least favorite of the three so far.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Wow what a nice beer. Pour a cloudy golden color with a big head. Had a sweet taste to it with a taste of hops. Nice citrus smell Nice and smooth in my mouth with nice amount of carbonation. In the chimays this one is #2 to me after the red."
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inviting golden blonde with a huge white head. Aroma is dominated by fruity spiciness. Flavor is smooth and fruity with a hint of hoppiness. Finish is short and sweet with a slight champagne dryness.
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A thick off white head on a orange/gold body. Very rich aroma of yeast at first, with undertones of some bananna, grapes and hops. A very smooth beer, quite light. Much like the tripple karmeliet I had. Not my favorite style, i prefer the red and blue.