BeerandBlues2 (9602) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ratman. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, meal), average hops (perfume, grass), heavy yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of plum, apple, pear, and ginger. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
FatPhil (9314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009)
Rich gold, hazy, small head. Light peachy aroma, some swimming pool. Lively carbonation. Typical belgian tripel - sweet malts, and a touch of light graininess. Some orange zest and sherbet on the finish. Plenty of light malts, and some beautiful but subtle flowery buddy hops. That would be this beer’s strong point if only they had more assertiveness to really shine.
pivnizub (8810) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Clear, deep golden, small persistent white head, sweet pale-malty nose, bisquits underneath, some nutty traces and orange-peel as well; solid sweet flavour with a slight bitterness; slightly drier sweet-bitter finish, orange peel and hops detectable. O.K., not very exciting......
Drake (8505) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle courtesy of cletus. Thanks! Best by August 2010. Pours a hazy orange color with a large, frothy head, good head retention and lacing. Very bready and fruity aroma with notes of pear, peach, candi sugar and banana. Taste is bitter and fruity, with peach, candi sugar, banana, unsalted potato chips and bread. Full bodied.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, golden colour with a blond, medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and moderately yeasty malty aroma with notes of coriander, lemon and ginger. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Robust malty base, slightly sugary with coriander spice and a present alcoholic note. Medium-dry, sweet malty and slightly bitter finish with a shy hoppy touch. Needs more hops and less spices, but is still a likeable brew (26.IV.09).
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at ZBF. Poured a barely hazy yellow with a thin yet persistent white head that had good retention. Aroma of spices, orange peel, light vinegar. Taste is light-bodied, weak spices, stale light fruits.
Benzai (8146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle @ home. Clear golden color, big mostly lasting white head. Don’t smell much. Taste malts and a some weird sweet-bitterness. Not a really triple-like beer imo. Soft carbo, low body.
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with an off-White foam. Aromas are lemon and pineapple with plenty of yeast. Clean, floral, spicy hops. Flavours are sweet and fruity with grapefruit bitterness. Yeasty and spritzy with a dry finish.
JorisPPattyn (7890) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy gold-yellow with a greenish shine; good off-white head. Greenery, greenmalt, oppressive wet malts nose. Dry, sweet malt in the taste, wet wheat. Also some extra sweetness from the present alcohol. Very alcoholic MF, certainly for a beer that is after all not that strong. Not very distinctive, neither very attenuated - for a tripel. Needs desperately some hops.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a best before date of July 2012. Pours with a hazy, deep golden hued body with a large, rocky and long lasting egg-shell hued white head. Noticeable effervescence. Aromas of esters, resembling pears and light citrus. A bit of a grainy/bready malt profile sticks out. Candi sugars and a slight sweetness. A bit musty. Light peppery phenols, clove, alcohol and a touch of spicy hops. Flavors are candied fruits, citrus and tangerine with an estery profile and light alcohol spiciness. Peppery phenols pair well with the alcohol spice. A bit too sweet for my taste in tripels. Bready malt profile. Not much hop flavor or bitterness. Some nice warmth, good duration and an alcohol and estery finish. Not quite dry enough, and a bit more body than most tripels. Lively carbonation. Somewhat creamy. Decent.