tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong perfumey, floral, spicy, fruity, yeast accented aroma. Clear deep golden body with fizzy white head that recedes to partial cover and thick ring with some lacing. Candy sugar, alcohol, fruity flavour with fair finishing bitterness and light floral and spicy tones. A bit on the sweet side but never cloying. Medium body with lively carbonation that prickles the tongue and awakens the taste buds. Tulip glass. Cellar temp. Nottle (Main Street Party Store, Ann Arbor, Jul-05).
cathcacr (627) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well suited to my Tripel hankerin’ as of late. Meets all reasonable qualifications for a well-made Tripel. Aroma very strong in corn-like qualities, but aside from that, an unbelievably large head initially and lingering froth/bubblage. Just the right kind of non-overpowering, sweet and spicy flavor that makes this beer dangerously easy to get drunk on. Palate was lacking a bit at first, just meeting expectations, but the lingering sweet aftertaste compensated for that.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to Sully. Hazy yellow/gold color with a huge white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma of mangos and coriander. Flavor was sweet, but the excessive carbonation kept it from being cloying. Coriander, citrus, yeast are the predominant flavors.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Couleur orange pale, apparence semi trouble et nuageuse sous une moyenne quantité de mousse blanche concassée. Arômes de curaçao, de sucre candi et d’agrumes sous une signature levurée. Le style visé et le modèle de référence semblent déjà évidents. Déceptivement sucrée en bouche, le sucre candi laisse une certaine place aux saveurs de zeste et d’écorce d’orange, puis les levures prennent le dessus, ne semblant pas tout a fait transparente en finale. Carbonatation active et piquante, corps d’épaisseur semi mince, finale légèrement métallique.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade with SuIIy - Thanks Mike - My first beer poured into my new chimay trappist glass from Degarth - Thanks Joe! Pours hazy golden with a nice white foamy head that fades relatively quickly. Aroma is of yeast, pineapple, and spice. Flavor starts out fruity with some pineapple and a touch of honey, then some yeast flavor comes in and a nice finish of some clove and some vanilla. Very flavorful and interestingly complex. The palate is smooth. Not overly carbonated but just enough to make this feel like butter in the mouth. A nice creamy smooth finish too. This is a real nice triple. I enjoyed it while watching my indians win a hard fought game over the A’s. Makes it taste even sweeter!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pineapple yeast esters rise from the quickly fading head. Orange soda sweetness amidst the tropical fruit salad. Most of what is perceivable seems to come from the yeast.
Spritzy bubbles pierce the sticky fruity sweetness of pineapples and peaches. Orange soda is emboldened by some honeyed malts, as doughy yeast lays a dessert-y foundation. Some alcohol heat lingering on the tongue. Not too complex, but a vibrant arrangement of flavors nonetheless.
Youth impersonating the wise.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rediculously large head. Large bubbles. Reduces slowly. Some black specks in there. Not sure what they are or where they came from. Typical belgian aroma. Yeast, spices, bit of fruit. Yummy. Bit of some boiled vegetable. Color is a hazy golden orange. OOOHHH. Very good flavor. Pretty light and potent. Nice alcohol warming. More fruit, and spices. Finishes creamy. Little coating and very, very soft at the finish. A pretty darn good triple.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, I thought this beer was much better than the ratings suggest. Dont know what went wrong for others or right for me. Hazy sunflower color with copious white frothy head. Oh so good looking. Aroma is abundant yeast notes with an ever present fruity character that tickles the nose. Cant wait to sip this beer. Taste is very complex and balanced. Fruity sweetness to start, which is rounded out by spicy yeast, clove, and vanilla. A bit of mellow malt pokes through, and finishes with a nice lemon tartness. I love this beer. My tastebuds were numbed for a few hours.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanx to BBB63 for this one. Hazy glowing yellow that is not visible through. Small patches of foam are formed but weren’t able to create a whole head. Aroma is clean and fruity with a notice of yeast to the nose. The flavor is a big concept to grasp, espeically after my tastebuds have been kept well reserved for a few hours for this tasting. Description of this tripel are the following: spice, pepper, yeast, apple, banana, clove, and alcohol. Decent tripel ale in all respect, however, it falls a little short from my standards.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Darkhorse: Dark honey with little head dissipating quickly. banana, clove, lavender hit you at first with the alch. kick on the way down. Excellent mouth feel, thick like a tripple should be. An excellent summer beer, highly reccomended.