Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with the crew, thanks blankboy. Yellow pour, medium white head. Yeast, lemon, bread aroma. medium mouthfeel. Lemon and yeast taste, slightly sweet as well. Ends with a maple syrup like sweetness. Very easy to drink and well made, it just didn’t blow my socks off like others from this brewery. Nice stuff.
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev, Dave B. & R. - courtesy of blankboy. Pale gold with a medium white head. Aroma is a slightly funky and herbal, with notes of band-aid and lemon. Body is soft. Flavour is a bit tart, with notes of wheat, yeast, spice and fruit. Very nice stuff.
jonas (5639) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfumed, somewhat cloying, sweet fruit aroma. Cloudy yellow hue, tanned blanket head. Fruity (apples, peaches, tropical) and flowery base flavor, earthy potatolike aftertaste.
Light mouthfeel, slightly sparkly.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber with a big lasting creamy white head. The aroma is sweet and citrussy/toffee-ish, the flavour is sweet citrus and alcholic with a touch of spice but i like it. Kind of different to the other Tripels i’ve had but will deff try again.
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured murky deep orange with an average white creamy head. Aroma of yeast, sweet roast caramel malt, spices - a fruity, malty treat. Taste follows directly on, with alcohol and a little musty woodiness in the mix - sryupy, sharp and warming, moderately lively. Very nice, I like all the Gouden Carolus offerings I’ve tried immensely.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of honey, spice, alcohol, yeast, and fruit. Flavor is sweet, fruity with a medium body and soft palate. A bit of alcohol in there as well. Very well balanced and very tasty. No characteristic is too dominant, but the most dominant is fruit. Light chewy malt. Complex.
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is par for a tripel, with an aroma of wildflowers and a little alcohol. Reasonably lively on the palate with above average acidiity. A little vinous and sharp, but warm and toasty almost gives it proper balance. Finish is crisp. Less sweet and more wild than most of this type.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy, straw yellow with a large, frothy head. Very earthy, woody nose. Spritzy on the tongue, with a generous bite of hops. Aftertaste is dry with just a hint of the alcohol, and lingering esters. Different, but good.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle this beer appears a light gold with a bubbly good head. Aroma is spicy with grassy hops and has a lemon grass, banana fruit accent. Peppery flavor with a larger bitter hop presence than a traditional Tripel. The bottle mentions "imperial ale"which is quite fitting. Has a "mellow balance" in the finish with a touch of sweet banana left on the tougue. Mostly dry but lively and fizzy moutfeel. An unusual but quite good Tripel.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a really light golden yellow color with a large, foamy lasting head and lots of sticking lacing. Aroma is grassy and hoppy and smells very Belgian. Flavor reminds me a little of dish soap and pepper. Slightly warming and bubbly on the palate.