atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite pale yellow with rapid carbonation and a nice full white head. Has a somewhat sour light malt aroma with hints of yeast and sharp spice. The taste is smooth and spicey at first. A sour light malt taste emerges along with a faint hop bitterness. It’s light to medium in body and finishes smooth and spiced(clove).
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The colour is deep yellow with a little hint of amber, the liquid is clear and the compact foam is white, compact and slowly dissolving.
The smell is sweet sour with the notorious scent of fermented wheat. There are some traces of sour apples and buns.
The carbon dioxide is quite powerful with very small bubbles.
The taste is sourish, something typical for Belgian wheat beers. Except for the somewhat acid tones, there is a taste of sour apples and Jerusalem artichokes. The first taste is followed by a small sweetness that slowly is replaced by a growing, full-bodied bitterness. The aftertaste got some notes of sweet buns and raw potatoes.
A nice example of the Belgian abbey ale style. Although the alcohol is pretty strong, 7.5% abv, it was not noticeable in either smell or taste.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Belgian aroma, plums, grapes, vanilla, clove, touch of alcohol. Slightly hazy golden color, bubbly white head. Flavor is a little thin, light fruitiness and acidity, mildly spicy, on the sweet side. Medium body with high carbonation. A good example of a Belgian tripel, solid but not amazing.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best Before Date 25.03.06, Sampled September 2004
Quite Carbonated with large bubbles rising quickly through my glass. The beer is a gold color with a light haze and a head that is made up of large white bubbles, which though thick to begin with quickly disappears. The aroma is sharp, a bit spicy and actually reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc in both its fruitiness and spiciness. This beer effervesces on my tongue, it is sharp up front yet has a grape-like sweetness in the finish. While there is a certain sharpness and a hint of spiciness (ginger, pepper, and a hint of clove) this beer is fairly clean, and not all that complex. Certainly tasty, but it could use so much more.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 I did have this beer with the Pater one time at Stuff Yer Face. I remember it being not as good as the other Corsendonk, but still a fine overall beer.
Rerate. Worse than remembered. A good beer that tastes better as it warms, but still nothing compared to the brown.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Steelgaarten in Bethlehem, PA. This was a delicious excellent tripel. Now that I’ve finally had this, maybe now I’ll make the effort to part with some $ for a few bottles for "safekeeping"
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very good beer. I can definately taste the notes of banana in it. I still like the brown ale better, though. I can’t wait to try the Christmas ale, though!
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 wow!this tripel is great!maybe one of the best i have ever had?very balanced flavor.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful hazy golden color. large white luxurious head. tastes include banana, just a hint of spice and yeast. crisp and dry finish. has the mouthfeel of sprite due to the carbonation. the carbonation and dry finish are subdued a bit as this warms. and it becomes sweeter. i recommend this beer highly. i just may have to go out and get some more.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from 98 from Lumpy. sweet woody aroma with a candy hint. a wee bit too sweet smelling. has a nice glowing hazy yellow that borders on orange, the head poured thick but disapated fast. very smooth taste. malty citrus blend that is hard to describe. bitter finish overall. notes of pepper and other unknown spices. woody flavors of mesquite and birch come out as this warms. this also sweetens there is an almost sweet bubblegum taste that emerges. much better as time passes.