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 (757) - 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 (5000) - 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.
Perkeo (321) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím assuming this is the same beer as K-O, available in the US in corked 750ís: Hazy gold, plenty of white foam, lemony, with subtle undercurrents of talc and mint. Medium bodied, saison like dryness that backs off and turns fluffy, then has a wonderful clean, flowery aftertaste. takes a few sips to truly appreciate the complexity of this very nice beer.
fiulijn (12360) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color; thin, persistent pelage. Very nice aroma, malty, fruity (anans & mango, banana), candies, light wood; original & complex.
Full mouth, malty, perfectly balanced between a light sweetness and a correct bitterness; different to believe it's so strong!
The final starts gently, getting bitter more and more.
Different, but a valid antagonist for the Duvel!