DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle, "Best Before End 2009." Age or enjoy now? The may be not the right point to be considered cellared or new, but it may be my last big beer before vacation. I forget sometimes how deceptively light and golden the Belgian dubbel-tripel-quads are. Big rocky head. Beer is cloudy with visible floaty bits, which I never thought to see in a Tappist-based Belgian. Smell from the bottle is surprisingly grainy, just a whiff of hops. Grainy smell in my IPA tulip glass, too. A peak of foam sits about an inch above the rim like root beer float foam. Foam tastes a bit like an all-grain homebrewed IPA. Finally I can get down to the beer, and find the nice big, golden barleys of a true tripel. Hops are still present, but not to the level of a big American Pale Ale. Guess when this is around two years old, the hop sensation has migrated to the foam. Malt is light and smooth, but does carry the impression of alcohol that warns you to settle and don’t drink too much at once.
ruuurd (91) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome belgium IPA! Its a La Chouffe but than an IPA so whats not to love about this beer!
gustavofnd (107) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Excelente cerveja, bem forte, não é mt amarga. Vale tomar novamente. Tomei no noi
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generallee08 (733) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: It was poured from a green 1 pint 9.4oz bottle into a tulip glass. The abv is listed at 9% on the label and there is a nice description on the back.
Appearance: It has a tall three finger thick head. This pillowy off white and long lasting head is sticky and leaves lace rings on the glass with each sip. Under the head I see a hazy golden liquid full of yeast sediment.
Smell: I get floral hops with some fruity esters and funky Belgian yeast on top of pale malt sweetness. It is a funky hop delight!
Taste/Palate: There is a pale malt base with funky yeast and plenty of floral hops with a touch of citrus hops as well. The floral hop flavor and bitterness slowly fades off the tongue in the finish. Lots of soft Champagne like carbonation gives this beer a lively texture in a firm medium body.
Ardel1991 (89) - - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bardzo sympatyczne, złote w barwie z piękną puszystą pianą która ładnie zdobi szkło. Lekko przymglone. Aromaty cytrusowe, traw, może lekka śliwka. w smaku słodowo, dobra goryczka, średnio-wysokie nasycone.
pedrolobodf (5) - BRAZIL - APR 19, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coloração dourada, espuma branca de média duração, uma cerveja leve e equilibrada, pouco amarga, aroma cítrico. Excelente cerveja!
RodrigoPacheco (43) - - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing Belgian IPA. Com sabores pouco frutados e amargor balanceado, essa belga surpreende como uma bela e equilibrada IPA.
Helsdon (248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been about time, hell well past it, that I FINALLY cracked this beer. And I want to kick myself for not. An excellent mix of triple with it’s delicious malt and yeast flavours, lemon and lime citruses, and well and a balanced hoppiness to rep the IPA. Nice.
cityzen (44) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quelle amertume en entrée de bouche, puis de la douceur, pas de gout d’alcool. On sent tout le travail du houblon bien présent. Je ne lui donnerais pas le nom de IPA, mais c’est une bière instructive.
niquillis (1464) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours hazy amber with white froth. Easy drinking IPA, very hoppy, nice carbonation. Good stuff.
klm1 (351) - - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown colour with light brown head. Aroma of hops, some herbs, spices, caramel, fruits, especially bananas, plums etc. The same is flavour, with low carbonation, little maltiness and medium carbonation. Not typical Abbey Tripel, but still very good.