Crockett (998) - Steelback County, 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 (25113) - 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 (11230) - 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 (4666) - 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 (9160) - 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) - Lund, SWEDEN - 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 (1589) - 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.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet and sour malt nose with fruit (plum) and some alcohol. Orange-red body with a small ring of white bubbles. Stale hops, light malt and medicine to taste. After my first sip, I realized that this beer smelled wretchedly of tin and band-aids. Yuck.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An amber beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and alcohol. And the flavor is just like the aroma.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light amber coloured be with a small head. The aroma is hop and a bit of camp fire smoke. Sweet start with some maltiness. Lightbitter hoppy finish.