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 (7811) - 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 (2374) - 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 (2146) - 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.
drfabulous (3982) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat bland. Not exactlyh a tripple. Some taste of banana. I felt a little suckered after buying it; Crooked Tree is better.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy color with a big foam head. If I did not know I would think it was imported from Belgium. Bananas and a little pepper gives it a nice pop. A little to sweet.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark yellow color with white fizzy head. Lots of sediment and bubbles flow throughout the beer. Nose is fruity and full. Lots of juicy fruits like mango, tangerine, peach. Taste is very full and juicy as well. Mango and oranges with some lemon sourness.There hints of yeast and malt mixed well through out. Could be a bit m ore balance because the fruit aspect is the big up front main attraction. A little more complexity would also be nice. Great bitterness in the end, and an overall good beer.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Michigan Brewers Festival. Hazy golden hue with a medium head that diminished quickly. Medium fruity sweet aroma. Medium body with fruit texture. Full flavor of fruit and spice with a small alcohol bite at finish.