heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 Cork exploded out of this one. Poured into the chalice with a huge head and amazing amounts of carbonation. The coloring of the body is a beautiful deep gold. The aroma is banana, peaches and a little bit of ginger and nutmeg spice. The taste is a little bit more dry than many tripels.It has bananas, burnt apples and some oaky character. The finish also has a little bit of rotten peaches. It has a warming alcholic finish. A little too hot for me. It finishes sweeter than it starts. Also the alcohol smooths out a little bit.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes in a caged and corked brown 750 - pours a lovely thick dark lemon gold and settles thick and hazy with a great murky glow of lava lamp yellow when put up to the light. A puffy and creamy off-white yellowed crown sits proudly tall on top and never wavers from its seat. Super thick and intricate sheets of lace sticks all over the glass.Gorgeous.
Aroma is a bit dry with spice and citrusy things and banana, with a light earthy edge of wood and old paper. Brought on by the yeast strain I suppose; very clean overall with a pale sense of lightly mixed fruits and candied sugars.
Taste is delightfully smooth and full of wonderful fruity flavors that arenít overly sweet in any way; ever. More of a pale or dullish like candyness to it. Banana, pineapple. lemon parts, bits of dark orange, and drops of pear. Dryish. Which in turn takes a wonderous display and inter-twines it with a super fine yeast display of slightly dry woods and heavy grasses with spicy little leftovers. Quite a good combo on display here, one never over takes the other and its not a slap in the face with anything either. Very delicate but present in its charm and character with a certain pazazz. Very likeable.
Fairly full bodied and bubblín with a solid carbonation, widely smooth across the palate and has lots of energy. Somewhat dry yet maintains a full malt edge and fruity swagger. 10% ABV? Huh? It never makes its presense in any of its character until late, and thats in the Olí sensory dept. not on the buds or the nose. Damn fine stuff.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a very hazy orange color with a nice compact head and very artistic lace. The aroma is yeasty, Coriander, and malty. The flavor is Coriander, white pepper, sour fruit, quite yeasty, and vanilla. The palate is rich, but also very cleansing. Overall, this is a top notch brew. Extra points for the K-O label.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Milky orange/yellow with thick white head. Coriander, citrus, bread, yeast and vanilla dominate the nose. Heavey mouth feel with sweet spicy finish. Alcohol is noticeable with flavors of coriander, vanilla, citrus, spice, and a roasted note that I canít pick out. Yum, though the alcohol is noticeable, it is not a deterent to enjoyment!
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color with big fluffy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with fruit. The taste is pretty malty for a tripple. Medium sweet with floral and spice. You really can not taste the 10% which is both excellent and dangerous.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thereís deception going on in this golden brew - an alcohol punch thatís almost entirely hidden, except for a little breath of it at the end. A very nice tripple - lightly sweet (not as sweet as some others), a little spice along with a dry finish. A bottle or two of this is all you need!
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy gold-blond beer with hazy shine and with a small head. Very aromatic beer, a little warm in the nose and with nice fruity aromaís like melon in white port ( Moscatelle ) and ripe banana; also nice maltyness ending with a hint of green tea. The taste is round and well in balance. It has a good touch of fine malts and a good fruityness that is endig with a nobel bitterness of fine hops. It is a strong ale, but you dont feel the alcohol at al.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle Hazy blonde, white rocky head. Pear nose, mild, Duvel-ish. Sweetish, malty beer. Big & tight(achieving good balance). Spicy finish with just a touch of alcohol. Slight sour lingering. Iíd do it again.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours light golden, large fluffy white head, fairly sticky lacing, lots of yeastie bits floating about, with a few heavy streams of carbonation. † Aroma is of lemons, overly ripe banana, and spices. † Flavor is sweet, light fruits such as apple and pear, spices, lemon, and maybe some wheat like malts. † Good body, average mouthfeel. † The 10% ABV isnít even noticable. † Finishes light, slightly fruity with spices. † Maybe a little bit of a metallic tinge on the exit, but its very minor. † Otherwise, this was a great Abbey Tripel!
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good Abbey Triple . ABV well hidden. Malty, fruity, and somme bitterness. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.