mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
deep gold, small head. mixed fruit aroma with orange and grainy malt. flavour holds more juicy fruit flavour and some backing malt. light in body, very little carbo. not a tripel.
JonMoore (1767) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden colour with a large white head. Sweet yeasty, grainy, fruity aroma. Taste is sweet, sugary, light bitter finish. Not too tripel like, but as tripel isn’t my favourite belgian style, I quite like this.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sweet plum aroma. Amber color with moderate head. Sweet raisin flavor up front with moderate tannic flavor. Little body for a tripel. Easy to drink and not unpleasant but not like the other spectacular Belgian tripels.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours deark clear gold with a little white head. Mildly skunked hop nose. Grainy and gassy. Way too sweet. Not much of a tripel. Totally unbalanced and and not a great example. Not completely unpalatable for a beer.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Amber-coloured with a quickly fading head that does leave some lacing though. Some impurities afloat in the brew although no bottle fermentation - De Koninck has no real tradition for that. Mostly this beer is just plain sweet - actually way too sweet. The Saazer hops are on a hopeless mission trying to balance out the sugars. Doesn’t remind me of a Tripel at all. Very disappointing De Koninck. 150505
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown, decent creamy head. Nose is yeasty, hoppy and slightly sweet. Medium-bodied. Good malty backbone, finishes with alcoholic touch. Peach sweetness. Bittersweet aftertaste.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 (Bottled@Delirium Cafe, Brussels) Slightly hazy amber color with a small, white and tight, very lacy head. Dryish, fruity aroma with some strange cardboardy feel. The flavor is also quite strange with some fruity sweetness, but also dull, cardboardy dryness. Medium-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. Not my favorite tripel, for sure.
(Draught@Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, 6-3-6-3-12=3.0) Clear amber color with a small, lacy head. Very mild aroma of berries and honey. Quite sweet, buttery-honeyish flavor. Without much yeast it is much like Estonian strong lagers, although less pronouncedly alcoholic. Medium-bodied, quite fizzy-carbonated and slightly alcoholic - but still refreshing palate. Doesn’t really feel like a tripel.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Patjers Vitje, Antwerpen. Crystal amber with white bubbly head. Nicely rounded full beer with a roasted barley flavour, some sweetness but this is merged well in a toffeeish note. A good drinking Tripel.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap@The Dovetail, Clerkenwell. Pretty candy sugared tripel, quite sugary and yeasty, sweet, but not in a syrupy, sticky way. Palate felt a bit short, some lemon detergent in there aswell. Not one of my favourite tripels.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught - at Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium
Mostly diminishing, white head. Excellent lace. Amber body. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish.