superspak (1889) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, light orange zest, bread, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance; a touch muted. Taste of big honey, apple, pear, grape, light caramel, light citrus zest, bread, floral, herbal, light pepper, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, caramel, bread, herbal, floral, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice flavor balance and complexity; with a very malt forward taste with low yeast spiciness; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian Tripel. Very nice flavor complexity with solid balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9%. Even though I prefer more peppery Tripels, this was very enjoyable. This likely had some significant age on it though.
Renobob (70) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arôme de fleurs blanches, palais peu présent. Au goût : bergamote, fleurs blanches.
Silvan7 (428) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Schiuma bianca, abbastanza grossolana, abbastanza persistente. Birra ambrata, più delle normali tripel, percorsa da una sottile velatura. Profumo di lievito belga, di frutta matura (pesca /albicocca), erbaceo da luppolo. Poco complesso. Il gusto è secco, abbastanza amaro, quasi acidulo. L’amaro del luppolo è eccessivo per lo stile. Il gusto caldo alcolico è ben bilanciato, vero, ma ne perde la complessità del gusto, che a mio avviso è appiattito verso l’amaro. equilibrata si, ma poco armonica. Ci si aspetta altro.
lux_edwards (21) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purchased at Delhaize in tasting box, pours cloudy golden colour that is a little cloudy but clears. Taste of citrus, grass and with a little spice. Nice thick white head that lasts. Very nice triple.
wcrpnf19971 (2) - - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: orange,vanilla, cinnamon, lemon zest & wet hay.
Appearance: nice alcohol legs, plenty of carbonation & a finger length of head
Taste: This beverage can not be enjoyed cold. The beer must be served close too room temperature. Only then you will be able to taste all the spices, such as cinnamon & clove, lemon, vanilla,orange and a hint of ginger.
Overall: I would recommend and enjoyed this Tripel again. At 9% you can't taste the alcohol but the spices do linger on the back of the palate.
digopossobon (81) - MACAE, BRAZIL - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delícia de cerveja!
A cereja do bolo da noite.
Bela aparência, levemente turva.
Aroma doce e cítrico.
Álcool forte e bem inserido. Aparece bem no retrogosto.
Danielcrozier (21) - Vacaville, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
White foamy head. Golden color. Fruity ancient recipe style. Strong bite for a tripel. Not very complex but very well brewed which is a nice retreat in a world of "want to be" complex craft brews. Great smack back to the realm of time when craft brew was just brew.
kraddel (1864) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
cellar leftover - 2011 vintage
pours clear blonde, big white head
smell is typical triple . even though its a vintage, it smells like fresh spices
good carbo . sweet, grainy. better than usual tripel for sure . finaly one withoud the carbo overkill !
monk191 (607) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly standard Belgian tripel. Pours an ugly cloudy yellow. Smells good, like apples and lemon. Taste is very lemony, with some sour apple as well. Finishes dry and smooth. Had in the bottle.
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Spab (1970) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a cloudy golden colour with large-ish, lasting white head. Aroma is tart apple and sharp spiciness. Flavour is dominated by pepper and other spice with somewhat tart apple and peach, flowers and some yeasty funk. Lively carbonation. Pleasant.
ZeckFR (10) - FRANCE - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On la connaît aussi sous le nom de Goliath Tripel. L’amertume est bien présente et on a affaire à une vraie "Tripel".
Le nez est houblonné et la sécheresse est présente sans excès.