wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden with white head. Grassy floral aroma. Flavor is bready, yeasty. Finish is grassy bitter and dry alcohol. Nice mouthfeel. Nice malty flavor with hoppy finish.
badgerben (4805) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is an interesting cross of saison (spicy, grass) and an IPA (both citrusy American hops and earthy Noble). The taste is about the same. I don’t pick up on the usual Belgian yeast notes.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very strange IPA, tripel mash-up. Unfortunately, I had a very skunked bottle so I will need to drink this again, but the notes that I did pick up on were very promising. There was a predominance of belgian candi and traditional herbal tripel characteristics. Also, a nice hop bitterness that lingers.
The best thing about this beer was the head. Wow, I do not think I have ever seen a sexier head to a beer.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 pours a brilliant clear gold with an enormous dense, fluffy, sticky head that just retains laces brilliantly. aroma is lemon citric, spicy grass, a little hop skunk, and sweet candied malt. taste is as advertised with smooth sweet body and nice citric and grass hoppiness. finish light and dry. this is prolly my favorite belgian beer but then again i am a hophead.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My only complaint with this amazing brew is that in the finish, the 59 IBU’s give the aftertaste a little hint of tin. Aside from that and the alcohol on the nose, this is truly a perfect abbey tripple. Just outstanding. The head looks like a mass of whipped cream floating atop its brilliant, hazy body.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy nose on this brown pour. Hoppy and sweet with hints of apple fruitiness. Cellar’s tasting.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle. Akkurat, Stockholm]
Hazy pale yelow colour. Huge head.Grape, citrus from hops, also vanilla in aroma. Alcohol was also sensed in aroma. Sweetish malty as always with d’Achouffe, accompanied by a herbal, bitter sensation from the hops. Very interesting how 59 IBU can make such a difference in a Belgian beer.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear honey amber color, huge billowing white head. Well carbonated yet never spritzy; really smooth and creamy. Very pleasant aroma, floral, peppery, yeasty. Flavor is classic belgian tripel, lightly sweet fruitiness, a little peppery, doughy, yeasty. It’s the hops, though, that make this stand out from the crowd. Not terribly bitter, certainly not an IPA, let alone "imperial". The bitterness that’s there works really well in enhancing the tripel base. Really lovely.
oh6gdx (24601) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white creamy head. Aroma is spices, hops, malts and slight yeast. Pleasant. Flavour is smooth hoppy with some hints of spices. Big hoppy aftertaste, and enormously dry mouthfeeling.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy and hazy glowing golden color, with a huge rocky white head, that doesn’t go away. Nice light floral hops with a nice biscuity citrus sweetness to it. Great retenetion as the remaining head is still floating around like an iceberg five minutes after pouring. Great lemony citrus flavor with a nice bitter bite. Great mineral and bicsuit eartiness balance out the flavor.