laiti (6425) - Helsinki, - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 03/2012, BBE 03/2013
A strong kick of CO2 when opening the bottle. And foaming when pouring. Lots of foaming. Finally, when a big and a small Tripel Karmeliet glasses are full of foam, I can start my rating.
Aroma is somewhat sweet with toffee typical to aged Belgian ales. Also Belgian yeast, some citrus notes and grassy hops. Very foamy palate with lots and lots of CO2. Flavour is rather strong on pear esthers, some alcohol, banana and Belgian yeast. Dry finish. Interesting stuff; the alcohol is stinging and clearly present but still it doesn’t disturb much. This has some similarities with Malheur Biere Brut.
Kronebryg (1121) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantastic head, cloudy Golden. Light nose - closed - suger. Full body and some length. Taste is sugary and very pleasant.
seynie (215) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow with a very foamy head, pour gently. Yeast, banana, some sugar, tannins, honey, lemon peel. Sparkling dry. Full body and long dry sweet sizzling finish
Jimmy1100 (9) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with off-white head - very good retention. Aroma is yeasty fruitness - some pear, apple (but nice, not green-apple of flavour), some tropical fruits as well. No phenolic note, spices are low. This aroma is excelent. Taste is dry but not watery, fruitness, some light caramel sweetness. This is world class tripel.
Rugamu (110) - SPAIN - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza con un aroma muy profundo, como a huerta y a campo, pero luego no es nada floral, tiene como un toque ahumado y un poco a miel y sobre todo frutas. Dejarla reposar un rato y gana mucho. Repetiría sin problemas.
XCaellaX (14) - Bramois, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from Drink d’Annevoie, BE. Cloudy orange color with a crispy collapsing white head. Aroma: yeasty, fruity and and spiced. Well balanced Flavor: moderate sweet with a light bitter finish and light warming. Medium body and fizzy carbonation. A very nice triple!
rdb84 (198) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky honey poor, large foam head, almost like an unfiltered saison. Typical Dolle aroma of sugar/kandij, mixed with a lovely sour blend of apricots, cloves, nutmeg, anise, yeast/cheese. Yeast deposit reveals pear. Great stuff. Taste is anise, overwhelmingly. Also pear, a hint of mint, licorice...is this still a triple? Very hearty, very robust, doughy, quite a heavy taste (and maybe a little boozy even). Slightly sticky aftertaste. One is enough.
firstsip (552) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Opaque gold. Small head. Scattered lace. Faint nose of mild fruit, Belgian yeast. Very bubblegummy. Banana, apricot, candi sugar. Quintessential tripel. Very well camouflaged ABV.
MMR (425) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is quite a unique beer. In a lot of ways it tastes like a rather yeasty and alcoholic Tripel but there is this strong (after)taste of dough and pepper which gives this beer a unique identity.
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brilliant gold with a thin white head. Nice blonde Belgian malt sweetness with a wee ester note and gentle barnyard tones--a touch doughy and peppery. Lovely flavor of peppery yeast esters, sweet barnyard Belgian blonde malts, a touch of fruitiness, and a wee touch of fresh cut grass with a little kiss of booze warmth. Really swell.
thirstyrabbit (1280) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The cap opens with a small pop but luckily no gushing follows. Pours a golden body with some floating sediment, massive creamy head. Big malty aroma with all kinds of fruity esters and solid hoppiness. Taste has smooth maltiness mixing with a tenderly tart fruitiness and nice hop bitterness. Finish reveals the added sugar that helps to balance the alcohol. One of the best Abbey Tripels. After having a run of mediocre Tripels I am once again reminded why I love this style. I don’t know why this beer is called the way it is. It’s very smooth and coherent - probably the opposite of an actual mad bitch.