BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is absolutely gorgeous - like a lovely meringue. My bottle says the ABV is 8%. Aroma is fruity - banana and pineapple - almost like a pina coloda. Sweet and spicy smelling - pepper, coriander. Taste is very spicy and tart - almost wit like - really hits the sides of my tongue. Loads of carbonation that add to the zest. Texture is a little slick and somewhat creamy. Dries out nicely on the finish leaving only a touch of hop bitterness, hint of apples and lots of pepper. While it does seem like a much lighter version of a triple with a pretty muted hop presence, I found it to be quite nice and extremely drinkable.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml: Foggy pale golden. Feathery pillow of bright white foam. Vibrant lemony aroma coupled with glowing honeydew, perfume, and swaths of tight spicy (star anise) esters and dusty yeast. Subtle mixture of candied white grapes, buttercup, and creamed bananas. Fluffy yet loose carbonation. Rather restrained flavors of chalky yeast and apple skin. Subtle airiness softens the spiciness. Mild esters flirt with the herbal elements along with some pear-like grit in the body. Muted doughy malts. Dryness in the finish amplifies the spiciness as the zesty Saaz and toasted pale malts struggle for attention. Overstated alcohol muffles the subtle flower, melon qualities and detracts from what would have been a most memorable Triple. Overall, this lacks the explosive creaminess on the tongue and the alcohol overly exerts itself, especially considering it’s relatively low alcohol. Still, it's enjoyable.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured. A rather sweet and malty tripel. Notes of honey. It does not taste very dry-hopped.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden beer with a fine though disappearing head. The aorma is malty with notes of honey and grain. The flavor is sweet with notes of grain and straw. It is rather fresh in the beginning, but then you are overwhelmed by honey. The beers has a good sweetness and a good hop bitter dry ending.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 8%. Very hoppy aroma. Cloudy, yellow color, rocky head, good lace. Sweet, hoppy, herbal, grapefruit, bitter finish, medium body.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lively, big bubbles. Grapefruit and hops in the aroma. Nice blend of malt, citrus, hops and alcohol. Very well done.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge citrous nose, corriander, some light alcohol heat. Deceptively strong. Flavour is on the lighter side with emphasis on the spice and orange peels.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight gushing. Very thick, irregular head. Yellow colour, quite hazy. Freshly cut melon, later nose of grain, wheat and glue. Quite bitter onslaught of liquorice and burnt insulation. Probably candi sugar, but it is hidden. Mouthfeel is dry and alcoholic. No new aftertaste. Certainly not a world class triple. But compared to their draught beers, this bottled triple is a godsend. Unbelievable. It's much harder to do a decent bottle-conditioned beer.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perfumy nose, hazy pale orange color, almost no head. Weak taste and a terrible balance. This is an insult to other Belgian tripels.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oranges, hazy orange color, orange aroma and flavor. Maybe after all the good belgium beers our tastebuds had a problem with average beers.