Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was expecting a little bit more when I tasted this Triple. The head is nice and firm, nice aroma with some yest, very nice flavour, the downside of this beer is the palate, it is lacking complexity. Overall good though .
haukur (1711) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a beautiful golden color with a huge head. Yeasty dry aroma, with hints of nuts and spices. Taste is very nice, hoppy, spicy and fruity in a near perfect balance.. very very nice!!
PorterPounder (7228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a beautiful dark golden bouquet with a thick fluffy snow white head - good lacing. Aroma is of bubble gum and cloves. Smooth crisp fruity flavor with some sweet ester and bubble gum notes. Not as complex as I had hoped - but still a quality beverage. More like a wit beer in my opinion.
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden, high carbonation, but small head - inviting aroma of apples, pears and candy (mostly cotton candy, believe it or not) - very light, and quite champaign-like - mildly sweet, some candies, light fruits, yeastiness, a hint of smokiness - the amount of hops in the flavor of this one throws me a bit - I'm not used to them so much in this style - due to this, I think lovers of this beer would really like Uitzet Tripel (also quite hoppy) - this is decent, but there are many belgian tripels I would pick before it.
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazed golden color with a tall fluffy off white head. Light floral spice fruit(apples and pears) aroma. Light feel on the front with a rush of effervesence. Sweet and fruity with a nice balance of light bitterness and spice(clove, ginger, cinnamon). Alcohol kicks in in a warming way, in no way a distraction. I enjoy this much more than some of the other alcohol laden triples.
pilsnerrogge (2798) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat hazy golden bronze color with a rich head. Fruity yeast-aroma with a touch of gunpowder. Fruity, flowery, sweetish flavor. Nice one.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Floral, bubble gum. coriander, citrus smell. Light gold body with large white head. Taste is orange/lemon peel, coriander, with a slight bubblegum finish. Very nice beer.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold, with a big head, distinct sweet, hoppy aroma, nice fruity blended taste with a pleasant aftertaste. Fine effort
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white head, golden body. Fruity aroma and a well-balanced taste. A "gentle" and very drinkable beer.
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My latest foray into the Belgian beer world...
The Corsendonk poured a cloudy gold, lighter than the Orval but similar to the Chimay Cinq Cents. At first pour, the head rose like a volcanic eruption and I had to wait quite a long time for it to go down so I could continue pouring.
The aroma is dominated by floral and citrus, which explains the taste. More than the Chimay White, the Corsendonk Abbey tastes like liquid tulips. There is a tad of bitterness and citrus which round out the flavor but I find the floral a little too much. The mouthfeel is great, a beer that has just enough carbonation to keep my interest and suggest the next sip will not be soon enough.
This is a good beer. It's not my favorite of the Belgians but even a mediore Belgian beer (and this is far better than mediocre) is still damn good.