NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Hazy golden pour with a big white head that left some runny lace. Thick honey tangerine. Fruity sugar syrup balanced by a big hop bite. Nice beer but falls short of a true trappiste tripel.
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a white head. Aroma has nice fruity citrus hops, honey, floral, sugary. Medium body. Flavor has sweet honey, round citrus hops, good sugary malts, bright citrus, a but of earthy hops, too. Very nice.
DocLock (7485) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CAH. Pours turbid orangy copper w 1f off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, rock sugary malt, florals, fruit. Tastes very fruity, with apricotty, hopcitrus, honey, and milf dusty yeast esters. Solid complexity and well hidden alcohol make this one a top notch tripel.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CAH: Faint aroma of pale malts. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of pale malts, yeast, slight spices, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Yeast and pale malt finish. 10.2%ABV is very well hidden.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pear, light citrus, banana, and some clove. Flavor of citrus, candi sugar, grass, and delicate florals.
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured a copper color with a good amount of head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a nice bitter lingering finish.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Monk’s Cafe. Hazy golden pour. Bready aromas with clove and light fruit (banana, pear, white grape). Off-sweet bready malts with notes of banana and bubblegum with a nice peppery/hoppy spiciness. Starts off pleasantly sweet and fruity and finishes peppery and dry---an ideal formula. Great domestic tripel.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz handbottle from steve, thanks dude. Pours golden with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and honey and overall, slightly hoppy. Taste is quite hoppy slickly resinny with a clear honey finish. Interesting trip.
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Monks. Lightly hazy golden beer with a thick moussey white head. Soft earthy/spicy hop nose. Sort of noble/spicy smelling with loads and loads of hop bitterness. It’s hopped quite assertively. Malts are a little bit more bready than is typical. Lingering floral/spicy hop finish and a long lingering bitter finish. Lovely pint really.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like the idea of combining Belgian yeast and malts with American hops, and Lost Abbey Devotion is one of my favorite American attempts at the blend. The Dock Street works, but not as well. The beer is a little simple and a little too clear for a tripel, but the combination of American hops does add some charm.