dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 When you open up a bottle, already the hoppy flavours come to wards you.
Nice clear golden color. Nice head to, and well presented in a nice goblet.
The taste is very sparkling, hoppy, malty all well balanced.
Long aftertaste of hoppy bitters. For me one of my favourite tripels. A treasure.
As a draught beer it’s cloudy, but still well balanced, and exiting.
asheft (2739) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a lasting, thick, white cover. Creamy candy aroma with citrus and some wood. Citrusy grapefruit flavour with sweet malt and woody bitterness, finished with obvious noble hops. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Light to medium body with considerable carbonation and a lingering woody bitterness.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out cloudy orange/goldish color with minimal but steady head. Aroma saturated with spices, some bananna, other light fruits but they are minimal. Flavor brings out more pepper, the spices are also more present along with the yeastiness.
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden amber with a medium sized soapy head with a decent amount of lacing. Nose of light grape-alcohol, wheat, cellar-must early on, strawberries, and some pizza dough. Nicely herbal bitter with some sweet malts, balance this one out nicely. Mouthfeel is creamy as it warms. Slight peppery. Faint nut-oils and traces of cocoa with vanilla. Some honey. Not too distinctive but tastey.
pilsnerrogge (2641) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange colour. Large, thick head. Yeasty, fruity banana aroma. Spicy (cloves) flavour with long pine needle bitter finish. The alcohol is shining through a little.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy light orange. Aroma of honey, vanilla, banana, virginia tobacco. Spicy flavour with notes of cloves. Alcohol dominates the aftertaste with some dry bitterness added.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick head on a hazy orange body. Very well balanced, rather fruity, neither too swwet nor too bitter. It is rather complex and a real joy to drink.
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, December 20004 bottle, December 2003 wrapper? Pretty deep gold, great head. Spicy aroma, quite yeasty. Flavor had strong yeast component, a good dose of apricot, and a medicinal, quinine bitterness that dominated all. The comparison to a mix between Duvel and Orval is an apt one, although I enjoyed sipping on this one. Complex and interesting.
norlem (8) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quite nice belgian triple. Hazy-orange with a neat fluffy head. The dominating tastes are spicy hops, lemon and alcohol. It reminds me of a mixture of an Orval and a Duvel - with the end result being less interesting than the two components.
drpimento (2494) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice textured fluffy head, nice bittersweet typical belgian aroma, a little too sweet in the after tast tho. Cloudy amber with trub