adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Freshcraft. Slightly hazy, orange-yellow appearance with a big foamy, cream colored shirt. Yeast and pretty fruity bouquet (orange, banana, lemon) in the Belgian ale nose. Slightly tart, banana/orange citrusy flavor thatís quite and a slight booze flavor. Fruity, Belgian yeasty finish.
mcberko (8113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Spicy aroma, with fruits acting as secondary notes and a little yeast. Flavour is dominated by the spices, light fruits, with not much sweetness. A little muted flavours. Quite decent.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Strong spice aroma. Thin appearance and texture but with enough head to lace the glass. Light yellow in color. Thoroughly spiced taste. Pretty good beer!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Clearish golden/yellow with a white, bubbly head. Aroma of clove and other spices, earthy yeast, citrus and some sugary malt. The flavor is sweet with a lightly tart, sour yeast presence and very light hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a frothy mouth feel. Pretty solid tripel, the yeast character is a bit harsh though.
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 3/27/11
Aroma: The nose is nice mix of spice, yeast, flowers, banana, light citrus, and a hint of apple/pear
Appearance: The pour is a clear golden-yellow color with a frothy white head and decent lacing
Flavor: The flavor has a similar mix to the nose, yeasty, with the proper amount of sweetness
Palate: It has a light body, nice drinkability, not watery at all, and with a fairly soft carbonation
This was actually a very solid attempt at this style. It wasnít overly sweet like many of the ones you find, in fact, I thought it had just the right amount of sweetness. It was quite drinkable too. The body is light, but not watery or overly carbonated. Anyway, I wasnít expecting this one too be as good as it was, a nice surprise.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits Brick Blvd. Poured a thinner bodied clear light golden straw colored body underneath an averagesized tightly foam packed bright white head. Aroma was trail mix style dried out sugar coated fruit cubes, alcohol, grains, cereal, yeast, citrus and honey comb. Light to medium watery body with slight tight bubly carbonation and a slightly lingering dry aftertaste. Flavor of grains, yeast, trail mix style dried sugary tropical fruit, cardboard. This tripel seems to have a sweet/dry fight going on in both the flavor and the aroma. I prefer my tripels with almost an abbrasive amount of upfront sweetness and this one did not deliver by any means.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Hazy gold pour with a persistant, short white head leaving a coarse lace. Nose is typical Belgian with yeast, bananas and a hint of smoky pine hops. Medium-light body is fairly smooth, yet complex. Banana, toast, roasted pepper, spices (clove, fenugreek and others) and bubblegum. Finish is medium-long and peppery. I Prefer Captain Lawrence Extra Gold and Elliott Bayís Hop Von Boorian (listed on RB as an IPA, but itís a Tripel), but this is fine work from Elysian. One of the leaders in this style, Chouffe Hobbelen IPA Tripel, canít hold a candle to either of the above or the Bete Blanche.
csbosox (1228) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Tripel Karmeliet glass. Bubblegum, banana, white pepper, floral and light citrus. A little "harsh" in the finish, I have to imagine it is a byproduct of the alcohol. Plenty of light fruits (pear) and white pepper along with lesser notes of bubblegum and banana. The beer is on the cold side, so more flavor might come out as it warms, which could be good or bad.
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours on tap golden yellow with an inch head. Didnít get a ton of aroma from this. Taste had faint spice notes but the mouth feel was a bit thin. Finishes dry. Not that big a fan of this one.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elysian bete blanche is a filtered golden yellow color, its aroma smells of sweet malts and of little hops. The taste is magnificent; sweet maltly flavor finished by a little hoppyness.