JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong and spicy flavor. Amber colored body with a very small and not so long lastng head. Nice beer!
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A reddy brown coloured tripel with a decent ivory coloured head and some lacing. The aroma is a little fruity with some berry notes but none of the spiciness I would hope for. The taste is quite spicy and has good candy sugar notes. Quite a short finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate:
Did they really stop making their best beer in favour of this? Dark for a tripel. A bit of caramel and toffee. Plenty of sweetness. Bring back the cuvee
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper golden colour with rich creamy head that leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is fruity, slightly yeasty. Rather complex caramel flavours matched by appropriate bitterness for the style. Long dry finish. Maybe too sweet and dark for the tripel fundamentalists, to me that is added complexity.
leaparsons (8163) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are sweet toffee and caramel malts with sugar, fruit and some whisky character. Flavours are sweet and malty with some fruitiness. Nice and hoppy on the finish.
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 (1875) - 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 (7732) - 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 (1009) - 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 (25085) - 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