kirtley (3) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking it at the Belgian beer festival today. Slightly cloudy, minimal head, pleasant champagne-like tingle on the tongue.
TBone (13260) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 02/2005)
Hazy yellow with good creamy off-white head. Aroma is typical DDB-nose: banana, apricot, yeast, hints of alcohol and spices. Very soft malt character, alcohol kicks quite well but mouthfeel is extremely pleasant, yeast rounds the corners. When beer warms up, woody notes appear. Long hoppy and alcoholic aftertaste with spices and tar behind them. Open fire, winter outside, glass of this ... excellent.
pxl (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy Belgian tripple. This one has it all, fruity notes, a spicy character, plenty of alcohol to go along with the tons of flavor and is not too sweet. And 100% natural.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Taverne Curiosa, Brugge. Utterly splendid. Cloudy Yellow Orange. Aroma of oranges, hops, spice, pepper, yeast. Great mouthfeel. Good dry spicy, hoppy finish. Dangerously Quaffable (c).
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
yeasty aroma with some orange spritziness, cloudy copper with an enormous tightly packed head, strong sprtizy orange very yeasty and with some clove notes
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cloudy yellow, big white head, hoppy, peppery and some citrus in the aroma, sweet flavor that finished bitter, not as outstanding as i had hoped for, pleasant mouthfeel though. Pretty good.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 This is a tripel that is loaded with hops from the beginning. The aroma has apple, orange, wine, cider, caramel. That is what I get from the taste as well. Pours like the St. Bernardus tripel but with more yeast and a darker golden color. The head is very creamy with nice lacing. This beer has hops like a double IPA. I was not expected this. This is my first offering from De Dolle, and possibly the best Tripel I have had.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blond colour. Aroma is citrusy, appley, rich malty, perfumy flowery. Flavour is heavy perfumy with almond paste and really, really bitter for being a triple. Reminiscent of Montagnarde.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice blonde hazy colour with some hints of red. A great belgian fruity aroma dominated by apple. Sweet malty taste with hints of apple and spice. Left a midly bitter aftertaste.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a big white head. Spice and caramel apple aroma. Sweet malty taste. A good one!