hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Dry Dock Brewery Tasting Room. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruits (pears), light yeast and lightly spicy. Tastes of fruits (apples) and spices (spicy apples). Medium sweet (not as sweet as most American Tripels - which is a good thing!). Light alcohol finish (but not 9.4%).
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery. this is better every time i get a glass.
clear golden honey body with a thick white head. fresh floral sugar nose with some light pear, a touch of passion fruit and a \n earthy yeast aroma that i really like. really sweet flavor, that hides the high abv well. fruitiness is not one sided, the singed yeast and plum notes cover a lot here. drier than expected finish some strawberry and honey linger with a warmth that really gets me going. this is one i expect to rerate for a while. it has gotten better with each week that passes and i hope to have quite a few weeks to see this get better.
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Elegant in appearance, this luminous light blond beer yields a copious, bubbly head that disappears quickly. The aroma has a wine-like blend of tart apples, pears, and mild yeast. The flavor is a bit suprising: bubblegum wheat notes along with the warmth of alcohol followed by strong vinegarish acidity. The body is wine-like as well: light and very dry. There is a slight lingering fruit flavor on the tongue. Blueberries?
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kevin D. for offering me and my pal Jason a splash of this new Triple in a Tulip for my tasting. He said they were proud of it and they should be.
Typical small white head receding to a ring presents this sparkling clear light yellow triple. Heavy hops with phonetic notes of perfume and pear and a clear smell of bubble gum, that eventually fades, fascinate me and lure me to drink. As I tip the glass towards me once again, I get a slight white wine feel with a dry texture hitting my tongue. Initially sweet and moderately bitter, this is a truly great triple Finishes just as it started and leaves an ever-so-slight metallic feel maybe due to the ABV.
Well done guys, although not a true abbey triple due to the lack of malt and yeast tones, this is a good and drinkable Belgian triple.